1step2life Wins LaunchU 2019


Psychology Students Develop Technology to Help Adolescents Manage Chronic Pain

Article published on Oberlin.edu on the 1step2life team

The 1step2life team led by Dr. Nancy Darling has won 1st place in the Oberlin Center for Innovation and Impact’s LaunchU 2019 startup incubator. After over 200 hours during January and two separate pitch competitions, 1step2life was awarded $20,000 from a judging panel that included trustees of Oberlin College, several college deans, and members of the Oberlin Entrepreneurship Club.

The $20,000 will go towards clinical trials of the 1step2life platform at the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program as well as the University of Connecticut Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program. With the signing on of multiple consultants and the backing of the LaunchU program, 1step2life will continue to work to help teens in pain take back their lives.

OUPRC Conference 2018


I recently had the pleasure of representing Oberlin College and Conservatory at the 2018 Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference. I presented on my current research in dynamic systems modeling and chronic pain with a presentation entitled “A New View of Pain: Dynamic Systems Modeling and Chronic Pain”.

The presentation can be downloaded below

A New View of Pain


Presenting A New View of Pain


Oberlin College Researchers at OUPRC 2018

Various Iterations of the Pain Model


This gallery serves to show the growth of the pain model over the course of its development during my winter term project.