Neha Goel


Doctoral Student
Counseling Program

Research Labs

Faculty Adviser

Suzanne Mazzeo, Ph.D.

I completed my bachelor’s degrees in psychology and American studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. Upon graduation, I served two years as the project manager of a large-scale, NIMH-funded eating disorders intervention trial that aims to examine the efficacy of an online, guided self-help intervention for the treatment of eating disorders in college-aged women at 28 universities across the U.S. I was a member of a multi-site team headed by clinical researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto University and Washington University in the St. Louis School of Medicine.

I joined the doctoral program in counseling psychology at VCU in fall 2017 and began my appointment as a transdisciplinary research fellow in the Institution of Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation (iCubed) in spring 2018.

My research interests include learning how to incorporate cultural sensitivity into the assessment, prevention and treatment of eating disorders (EDs), examining the prevalence and presentation of EDs within South Asian populations, and utilizing technology to enhance dissemination and implementation efforts for vulnerable populations, especially college students. I am also interested more broadly in promoting mental health awareness and education among racial and ethnic minority populations.