Behavioral Research In Technology 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.
Programs of Research
Rachel Brian, Justin Tauscher, and Suzanne Meller present at the 2021 Washington Behavioral Health Conference on "Putting technology to work: Innovative solutions to help you help others."
June 18, 2021
Justin Tauscher, Eliza Cohn, Dave Atkins, Kevin Hallgren and colleagues have article, "What do clinicians want? Understanding frontline addiction treatment clinicians’ preferences and priorities to improve the design of measurement-based care technology" published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice.
June 16, 2021
Congratulations to BRiTE faculty member Kevin Hallgren on his promotion to Associate Professor!
June 15, 2021
Congratulations to Dror Ben-Zeev, Trevor Cohen, Ben Buck, Tim Althoff, Sarah Kopelovich, and Dave Atkins for being awarded multiple grants from the UW Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions!
May 27, 2021
Oleg Zaslavsky receives a K23 administrative supplement, "Development and Usability Evaluation of a Mobile Health Intervention to Support Healthful Dietary Choices in Older Persons with Dementia" from the National Institute on Aging.
May 21, 2021
Trevor Cohen and colleagues have paper accepted to Frontiers in Computer Science titled, Crossing the 'Cookie Theft' Corpus Chasm: Applying what BERT Learns from Outside Data to the ADDReSS Challenge Dementia Detection Task.
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
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
Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD gives opening talk at the "Prospects 2020" Annual Conference, Lithuania.
October 22, 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
Congrats to Oleg Zaslavsky and Colleagues for publishing "Reactions to COVID-19, Information and Technology Use, and Social Connectedness among Older Adults with Pre-Frailty and Frailty"
August 10th, 2020
Ben Buck, PhD, received NIH Loan Repayment Program Award from NIMH
August 7th, 2020
David Atkins, PhD
Benjamin Buck, PhD
Eliza Brumer Cohn, MSW
Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD
Professor, BRiTE Center Director
Ayesha Chander, MRes
Jordan Graff, MPH
Rachel Brian, MPH
Research Project Director
Trevor Cohen, PhD
Kevin Hallgren, PhD
Suzanne Meller, MPH, MSW, LSWAIC
Center Coordinator/ Research Coordinator
Justin Tauscher, PhD, MS
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Oleg Zaslavsky, PhD, RN
Research Assistant Professor
Deputy Associate Chief of Staff
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Clinical Assistant Professor
Research Associate Professor