Portfolio of Work

UWAC Publications


Use of human-centered design to improve implementation of evidence-based psychotherapies in low-resource communities: Protocol for studies applying a framework to assess usability.

Leveraging human-centered design to implement modern psychological science: Return on an early investment.

UWAC PUBLICATIONS (most recent first)

Mental Health and Perceived Usability of Digital Mental Health Tools among Essential Workers and Unemployed during COVID-19: A Remote Survey Study. (Under review/in press.)

The Cognitive Walkthrough for Implementation Strategies (CWIS): a pragmatic method for assessing implementation strategy usability

Behavioral Activation and Depression Symptomatology: Longitudinal Assessment of Linguistic Indicators in Text-Based Therapy Sessions

Designing Asynchronous Remote Support for Behavioral Activation in Teenagers With Depression: Formative Study.

A Digital Toolkit (M-Healer) to Improve Care and Reduce Human Rights Abuses Against People With Mental Illness in West Africa: User-Centered Design, Development, and Usability Study.

How Mental Health Apps Do (or Don’t) Support Some of COVID-19’s Most Vulnerable Populations User Experience Magazine

Integrating User-Centered Design and Behavioral Science to Design a Mobile Intervention for Obesity and Binge Eating: Mixed Methods Analysis.

Perceived Utility and Characterization of Personal Google Search Histories to Detect Data Patterns Proximal to a Suicide Attempt in Individuals Who Previously Attempted Suicide: Pilot Cohort Study.

Data-Driven Implications for Translating Evidence-Based Psychotherapies into Technology-Delivered Interventions.

Pivoting to “no contact”: Implementing a virtual reality relaxation home study for teens amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Understanding Psychological Distress and Protective Factors Amongst Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals With Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Comorbid Anxiety and/or Depression.

Using Real-World Data for Decision Support: Recommendations from a Primary Care Provider Survey.

Provider Perspectives on Implementing Shared Decision Making for PTSD Treatment in VA Primary Care.

Leveraging Human-Centered Design to Implement Modern Psychological Science: Return on an Early Investment

Making Psychotherapy Available in the United States: Implementation Challenges and Solutions.

Modernizing Training in Psychotherapy Competencies With Adaptive Learning Systems: Proof of Concept.

Usability Evaluation for Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions (USE-EBPI): A methodology for assessing complex intervention implementability.

Comparing the streamlined psychotherapy “Engage” with problem-solving therapy in late-life major depression. A randomized clinical trial.

Parallel Journeys of Patients with Cancer and Depression: Challenges and Opportunities for Technology-Enabled Collaborative Care.

Understanding Participant Needs for Engagement and Attitudes towards Passive Sensing in Remote Digital Health Studies

Designing the Future of Children’s Mental Health Services.

Aligning implementation and user-centered design strategies to enhance the impact of health services: Results from a concept mapping study.

Contemporary views of research participant willingness to participate and share digital data in biomedical research.

Use of Human-Centered Design to Improve Implementation of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies in Low-Resource Communities: Protocol for Studies Applying a Framework to Assess Usability

Engaging Teenagers in Asynchronous Online Groups to Design for Stress Management.

By the numbers: ratings and utilization of behavioral health mobile applications.

UWAC Videos

ARC Interview
An introduction to asynchronous remote communities (ARC).

Visual Tools – Online Collaboration
Learn how online platforms and tools can facilitate team collaboration.

Introduction to the Discover, Design, Build, and Test (DDBT) Framework
A walkthrough of ALACRITY’s design process.

User Research: Contextual Inquiries
Learn about using contextual inquiries in your research.

Designing An Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS)
A tool to support the training of mental health providers in core psychotherapy competencies.


Tools and Tips for Facilitating User Research
Emily Friedman, MID, CPE presented on April 7, 2020

How To Do Longitudinal Remote (Mobile) Clinical Research
Dr. Pat Arean and Dr. Abhi Pratap presented on April 30, 2020.


Bayesian Basics
An introduction to the Bayesian approach presented by Morgan Johnson and Mike Pullman. Video 1 0f 4.

Patient-Centered Bayesian Analysis
Ravi Karkar guides us through how Bayesian can provide alternative approaches for analyzing and collecting data for health-related tracking. Video 2 0f 4.

Bayesian Network Learning
Alex Okeson covers how Bayesian Network Learning can support goal evolution, learning more with less data, and alternatives to strict self-experimentation. Video 3 0f 4.

Bayesian Presentation Q&A
Group Q&A facilitated by UWAC. Video 4 0f 4.

Grant Writing

These 6 short videos give an overview of how to submit successful concept papers and research proposals focused on behavioral interventions and implementation strategies to NIH (particularly NIMH).

1- The Proposals Journey 

2- Funding Announcement and Concept Paper

3- Writing Plan 

4- Who are the Reviewers 

5- How Proposals Get Reviewed

6- Response and Resubmission