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.

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

Leveraging human-centered design to implement modern psychological science: Return on an early investment. (Under review/in press.)

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.)

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

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.

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

Designing the Future of Children’s Mental Health Services.

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

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

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

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

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