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Virtual IOP works.

Charlie Health published peer-reviewed manuscripts on the effectiveness of virtual Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP)




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Suicidal ideation

Virtual IOP leads to high engagement in treatment

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Here's how we did it

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We partnered with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
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We used data collected from intake surveys and discharge assessments.
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495 clients were surveyed over the course of 9 months.
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About the study's clients:
  • Average age: 17
  • 50.3% identified as women
  • 22.8% identified as non-binary
  • 64.8% identified as members of the LGBTQIA+ community
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More than half of those who participated had been admitted to the emergency room for a mental health crisis in the month before starting Charlie Health's IOP.
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Who we are

Charlie Health’s Research and Clinical Outcomes team is committed to conducting rigorous scientific inquiry.

Led by multiple doctoral-level scientists with extensive research experience across a variety of disciplines, this team ensures that data is collected reliably and consistently, analyzed with the appropriate statistical tests, and shared widely.

Our findings not only inform the continual refinement of Charlie Health’s clinical model and operations, but also provide much-needed industry research on the efficacy of virtual IOP.

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Kate Gliske, Ph.D.


Dr. Gliske holds a doctorate in Family Science and a minor in prevention science from the University of Minnesota. She has worked in mental health research for over 15 years on a variety of RCTs and observational studies. She is an expert in applied research, including program evaluation, quality assurance, and quality improvement investigations conducted within treatment settings and has multiple publications exploring the efficacy of virtual IOP for mental health.

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Katie Berry, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Dr. Berry is a research scientist on the Research and Clinical Outcomes team. She has over 10 years of research and program evaluation experience in both the public and private health and human services sectors. She is principally interested in institutional accountability to youth seeking mental and behavioral health treatment. Katie earned her BSW, MSW, and PhD in Social Work Research from Florida State University.

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Supporting Research Staff

Komal Kumar, MS

Senior Research Analyst

Komal holds an MS in Community Health and Prevention Research from Stanford University.

Elizabeth Kroll, MA

Senior Research Analyst

Elizabeth holds an M.Ed. in Education with a concentration in Social and Emotional Development from Harvard University.

Colin Crouse

Senior Clinical Outcomes Analyst

Colin holds a BA in Psychology from Syracuse University.

Zach Fuchs

Senior Clinical Outcomes Analyst

Zach holds a BA in Marketing from St. Cloud State University.

Madeline Clark-Saunders

Clinical Outcomes Analyst

Madeline holds a BA in Psychology from Arcadia University.

Lauren Goebert

Clinical Outcomes Analyst

Lauren holds a BA in Behavioral Neuroscience from Quinnipiac University.

Massimo Barczys

Senior Clinical Outcomes Analyst

Massimo holds a BA in Psychology from Oakland University.


Omar Shalakhti

Research Intern

Omar holds a BS in Global Health from University of California San Diego (UCSD), currently a masters student in the Community Health and Prevention Research (CHPR) program at Stanford School of Medicine.

Kaycee Branche

Research Intern

Kaycee holds a BS in Human Biology from Stanford University, currently a masters student in the Community Health and Prevention Research (CHPR) program at Stanford School of Medicine.

More data. Optimized care.

With innovative, collaborative, and evidence-based research, we're tackling the structural issues of the mental healthcare industry, one client at a time.

Client & family satisfaction through
6-month follow-up

of clients would recommend Charlie Health to a friend or loved one*

of parents would recommend Charlie Health*

of clients were satisfied with their Charlie Health primary therapist*

*Based on client survey responses as of January 2023

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