Katelynn Rigano Education: New York University, Campbell University Location: Raleigh, North Carolina Expertise: Mental Health, COVID-19, Chronic Illness, Crohn’s Disease Katelynn has six years of experience in the mental health field, understanding both the clinician side and the client side. Along with her experience in clinical research, she has recently gained experience in consumer research. Having worked in consumer research since 2021, she has hands-on experience in evaluating health services and products ranging from clinician platforms, apps, and services, to devices and testing kits.Highlights:Over two years of experience understanding and researching products related to health in the form of services, products, appsOver six years of experience understanding mental health with specific interests in trauma and related disorders, women's mental health, PTSD, and chronic illnessExperience with chronic illnesses’ effects on mental health with four years of experience working alongside physicians in private practice, gaining first-hand experience and knowledge on the connection between mental health and physical health. Experience Katelynn Rigano is a researcher, writer, and mental health advocate. As a writer, she focuses on mental health literacy and uses her educational and professional experience to convey complex psychological topics for readers of all experiences to understand. As a mental health advocate, she continuously assists individuals to acquire the mental health care they need. She has specific interests in trauma and related disorders, women's mental health, and postpartum mental health. By using her expertise in the field, she is able to help others find therapists, resources, and social groups that are personalized to fit their mental health needs. With experience in clinical research, she primarily focuses her research interests on understanding how our own experiences can shape our livelihoods. In 2021, she began to extend her research interests to the consumer side, gaining experience in health marketing research. Throughout that experience, she has gained hands-on insight into the key facts that need to be understood when looking into a product or service to better someone's mental health. Education Katelynn received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Hispanic Studies from Campbell University in 2018. Throughout her undergraduate education, she specialized in understanding the connection between mental health and physical health. In 2020, she began attending New York University to pursue her master's degree in Psychology. She is studying clinical and counseling psychology and is also researching how mental health is affected by global events. About Health Health, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.