The UW Medicine Newsroom featured an interview with Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD, on the recently-funded project to implement FOCUS, an app for serious mental illness, in community mental health clinics. Read the article here.
July 29, 2022
The BRiTE Center is hiring a Senior Research Manager. This position will be the staff supervisor and lead research coordinator of NIH-funded multi-year programs of research dedicated to deploying digital health interventions designed to improve mental health outcomes in several U.S. States, in West Africa, and the Middle East. The position also serves as a core member of the BRiTE Center’s leadership team, working collaboratively with other research groups to advance the center’s mission, values, training capacities, and impact.
July 1, 2022
Congrats to BRiTE Center mHealth specialist, Gabby Struve, for her recent publication in Preventing Chronic Disease! Read her paper, "Association of Depression With 10-Year and Lifetime Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among US Adults, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005–2018" here!
June 8, 2022
BRiTE Center Director Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD, gives Keynote Speech at the South Southwest MHTTC First Episode Psychosis Conference, 2022: The Future of Mental Health Care (is sitting in your pocket).
June 3, 2022
The BRiTE Center seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar. If you have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Public Health, Health Informatics, or a related field (or will graduate in Spring 2022), and are interested in developing expertise in the development, research and implementation of digital mental health interventions, apply here!
June 3, 2022
Congratulations to Trevor Cohen and co-investigator Gondy Leroy for receiving funding from the NIH for their project, "Professional to Plain Language Neural Translation: A Path Toward Actionable Health Information." The goal of the project is to develop automated methods to generate plain language summaries of biomedical literature.
April 18, 2022
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