Coding

Metadata

Sends you a notification when a U.S. drone strike is reported in the news. I coded the most recent for 's Metadata app. Apple removed the iOS version from the App Store, so it's currently available for android only.

Mapping police killings

Unarmed and armed. Grandparents and children. Black and white. How did they die? What were their names?

Archives + Absences

Android version of . Notifies you whenever police kill someone in the United States.

Chrome extension

Replaces some words that are predictably used to dehumanize people with different words that are more humanizing.

Interview with Alexander Niculescu and Peter Phalen about genetic/clinical android application

Suicide risk assessment

This app has been used in combination with biomarker data to predict suicidality among people with mental health diagnoses. The project attracted some press.

Writing

Map of West Africa

Global mental health

European-style mental healthcare has had to adapt to West Africa, where traditional healers typically get more respect than psychiatrists.

Psychiatric restraints

Psychiatric restraints

In hospitals across the USA, emotionally distressed patients are regularly cuffed and strapped to chairs, sometimes for hours. In Guinea this doesn't really happen. What can we learn?

A French character

Translation

Two French translations published into the public domain for Project Gutenberg. They're available for free and accessible on e-readers.

Research

Fentanyl

The fentanyl crisis

Indianapolis has seen an explosion in lethal Fentanyl overdoses since 2014, overtaking heroin. We obtained data on every lethal overdose in the city for the past 7 years and started modeling these trends using Bayesian multilevel techniques.

Clinical Psychology ResearchGate

Clinical psychology research

Mental health disparities. The social dynamics of psychosis. Interventions against stigma. Clinical + genetic risk assessment of suicide. &c.

Contact Me

peter.phalen@gmail.com

Affiliations
University of Indianapolis
University of Maryland School of Medicine
VA Medical Center