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Behavioral Research ITechnology and Engineering (BRiTE) Center
Dedicated to improving behavioral health through technology

Mental illness affects all people regardless of age, race, location, or nationality and is an incredible burden to individuals, families, employers, and society. In the face of this burden, cutting-edge technologies are enabling us to re-invent how we treat mental illness.

 

Housed at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, the BRiTE Center brings together a diverse group of researchers, clinicians, technologists, patients and mental health advocates with a common goal of improving the lives of those suffering with mental illness, their families, and communities. Harnessing  the Pacific Northwest’s innovative spirit, we work with industry, healthcare systems large and small, and individuals invested in developing creative technologies to improve population mental health, in our lifetime.  

 
 

BRiTE News

Congratulations to Justin Tauscher and colleagues for their recent publication in JMIR mHealth and uHealth

April 5, 2021

Trevor Cohen presents at the AIMED Surgery, ICU, and Neurosciences meeting on Large Language Models, Linguistic Anomalies, and Alzheimer's Disease Dementia.

March 30, 2021

March 23, 2021

Trevor Cohen gives talk at Columbia University Biomedical Informatics Seminar titled "Using Neural Language Representations to Detect Linguistic Anomalies in Neurodegenerative and Psychiatric Disease."

March 12, 2021

King 5 News publishes article describing BRiTE Center study.

March 9, 2021

Congrats to Dror Ben-Zeev and colleagues for publishing "Cost of mHealth Versus Clinic-Based Care for Serious Mental Illness: Same Effects, Half the Price Tag" in Psychiatric Services.

February 9, 2021

BRiTE Center has the most talked about article in Psychiatric Services for 2020.

February 3, 2021

Congrats to Lola Kola and Dror Ben-Zeev for their recent publication in JMIR Mental Health.

January 26, 2021

BRiTE's Dave Atkins and Tim Althoff 's paper accepted to Web Conference 2021.

January 20, 2021

Kevin Hallgren & Oleg Zaslavsky receive grants from the UW Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions.

November 16, 2020

Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD gives opening talk at the "Prospects 2020" Annual Conference, Lithuania.

October 22, 2020

Can Computerized Virtual Patients Effectively Train Health Care Professionals?
 
A paper published by Greg Reger and Colleagues in JAMA Network Open addresses this question.

October 15, 2020

Ben Buck, Ph.D. gives presentation at the Department of Psychiatry at University of California San Francisco

September 22, 2020

R21 awarded to BRiTE Member Trevor Cohen (UW MPI) and Serguei Pakhomov (UMN MPI) for their project entitled: "Computerized assessment of linguistic indicators of lucidity in Alzheimer's Disease dementia”.

September 11, 2020

Vice News story on digital mental health features BRiTE Center Director Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD

September 17, 2020

Ben Buck, PhD, received NIH Loan Repayment Program Award from NIMH

August 7th, 2020

BRiTE Center Investigator Kevin Hallgren, PhD, co-developing NIDA-funded addiction research training program for UW medical students.

August 6th, 2020

The University of Virginia's Center for Behavioral Health and Technology invites Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD, to deliver a talk at their Seminar Series.

August 3rd, 2020

Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD, attends "Connecting Against Loneliness", a round table discussion hosted by the Aspen Institute and Facebook.

July 23th, 2020

Congrats to BRiTE researchers Dror Ben-Zeev, Ben Buck, Suzanne Meller, and Kevin Hallgren for their recent publication in Psychiatric Services.

July 7th, 2020

BRiTE Center welcomes Justin Tauscher, PhD as new 
postdoctoral research team member

June 15, 2020​

Dror Ben- Zeev, PhD, joins Behavioral Health Institute Telehealth Rapid Response 
(BHI-TRR) - Strategic Oversight Committee

May 5, 2020​
 

BRiTE Staff Member Suzanne Meller, MPH, MSW, LSWAIC, leading project examining COVID-19 response

Apr. 20, 2020

BRiTE Faculty Member Benjamin Buck, PhD, receives 
NIMH Career Development Award (K23MH122504)

Apr. 15, 2020

Microsoft awards grant to BRiTE Center Affiliate Tim Althoff, PhD to study natural language processing

Apr. 14, 2020

 
 

Our People

BRiTE, brite center, Davd atkins, dror ben-zeev, mhealth, mental health UW, washington, research, mental health, mobile health, technology, outcomes, university of washington, psychiatry and behavioral science, mh4mh, smi, human-centered design, artificial intelligence, CBT, quality assurance, testing, psychotherapy, FOCUS, NLP, DEPTH, therapy, UW, Veterans, VA, gerontology, aging, mental health donation, mental health help, substance abuse, Rachel Bran, Angela Klipsch, Jennifer Villatte, Kevin Hallgren, Aaron lyon, sarah kopelovich, greg reer, jill locke, ben buck, amy bauer, simon Goldberg, Jennifer schurer, jeff munson, kate comtois, oleg zaslavsky, Theresa hoeft, eric burns, health informatics, interventions, population health, UW population health, mobile mental health, health technology, digital, tech, mobile, smartphone, computer, tablet, tailored, program
David Atkins, PhD

Research Professor

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Benjamin Buck, PhD
Instructor, Clinical Training Lead
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Eliza Brumer Cohn, MSW

Research Coordinator

Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD

Professor, BRiTE Center Director

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Ayesha Chander, MRes

Research Coordinator

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Jordan Graff, MPH

Research Coordinator

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Suzanne Meller, MPH, MSW, LSWAIC

Center Coordinator/ Research Coordinator

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Justin Tauscher, PhD, MS

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

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Rachel Brian, MPH
Research Project Director
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Trevor Cohen, PhD
Professor
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Kevin Hallgren, PhD
Assistant Professor
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Oleg Zaslavsky, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Our Affiliates

Tim Althoff, PhD
 Assistant Professor
Amy Bauer, MD, MS

Associate Professor

Sunny Chieh Cheng, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor

Theresa Hoeft, PhD

Assistant Professor

Jill Locke, PhD 

Research Assistant Professor

Greg Reger, PhD
 Deputy Associate Chief of Staff
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Aaron Lyon, PhD

Associate Professor

Keshet Ronen, PhD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor

Eric Bruns, PhD

Professor

Sarah Kopelovich, PhD

Assistant Professor

Jeff Munson, PhD

Research Associate Professor

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