Austin Mallard is a Research Data Associate for the Usona Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Support-of-Concept Phase 2 Study of Single-Dose Psilocybin for Major Depressive Disorder. He is a recent graduate from Vanderbilt University, where he studied Medicine, Health & Society, and led cognitive-behavioral support groups in virtual reality for individuals suffering from various substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Austin intends to pursue graduate research to advance our understanding of the cognitive processes that underlie psychedelic integration. He plans to help bring these findings into clinical practice, where he aspires to serve as a psychotherapist for individuals suffering from major depressive disorder. Aside from plant medicines, his other academic interests involve meditation, cognitive-behavioral therapies, trauma, and mind-body philosophy.