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BRiTE Center's Ben Buck gave a talk at SMI Adviser – an initiative to provide support to behavioral health professionals focused on people with serious mental illnesses. You can watch the talk asynchronously here!
May 19, 2023
BRiTE Center faculty member Anna Larsen published an article that evaluates the associations between maternal depression and adverse perinatal outcomes among Kenyan mother-infant pairs. Read more about it here!
April 26, 2023
The BRiTE Center is hiring a postdoctoral scholar.
Apply here!
December 30, 2022
Lola Kola, PhD, an mh4mh co-investigator, was profiled by the NIH's Fogarty International Center. Check out the profile here.
December 19, 2022
The research of Lola Kola, PhD, BRiTE Center affiliate and mh4mh co-investigator, was featured in the Vox article, "Poor countries are developing a new paradigm of mental health care. America is taking note." Read the article here and the study cited here
November 28, 2022
BRiTE Center’s Dror Ben-Zeev and colleagues at University of Ghana awarded $3.9 million R01 grant from NIH. Learn more
October 13, 2022
UW Medicine newsroom features research by Kevin Hallgren, PhD, showing how smartphones can be used to reduce barriers to methadone treatment for opioid use disorders. Read the article
October 13, 2022
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 was awarded $1.8 Million from PCORI to implement a mental health app in real-world clinics! Read more about the project here. 
July 26, 2022
Take a look at the profile on BRiTE Affiliate Lola Kola, PhD, in The Lancet. Access the profile here
June 11, 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

BRiTE Center members Ben Buck, Dror Ben-Zeev, and Greg Reger publish study in JMIR Mental Health.

January 15, 2022

Congratulations to Dror Ben-Zeev, Ayesha Chander, Ben Buck, and Justin Tauscher on their trial results published in Journal of Medical Internet Research!

September 28, 2021

Ben Buck, Ayesha Chander, Justin Tauscher, and Dror Ben-Zeev publish paper in the Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science.

September 28, 2021

Congratulations to Justin Tauscher and Dror Ben-Zeev on their article published in Psychiatric Times, titled "Integrating digital therapeutics into care of serious mental illness."

August 5, 2021

Ben Buck, Ayesha Chander, and Dror Ben-Zeev publish paper in Psychiatric Services.

July 15, 2021

July 8, 2021

Dror Ben-Zeev, Suzanne Meller, and colleagues at the University of Washington and the University of Ghana publish article in JMIR Mental Health.

July 1, 2021

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

Ben Buck, Kevin Hallgren, Dror Ben-Zeev and colleagues have article, "mHealth-Assisted Detection of Precursors to Relapse in Schizophrenia" published in Frontiers in Psychiatry.

June 3, 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

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

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