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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

The University of Washington’s (UW) ALACRITY Center and SMART Center are recruiting a joint postdoctoral fellow to conduct research at the intersection of human-centered design (HCD), implementation science (IS), and school-based mental/behavioral health services (SMH). The UW ALACRITY and SMART Centers – and the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Human-Centered Design and Engineering – are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

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The UW ALACRITY Center is an incubator for new research and bold thinking in mental health. If you’re an academic who has a big idea, and you’d like to be considered for funding and support from our team, please fill out and submit a Request for Proposal (RFP).


Indication of Interest Deadline: October 15, 2023
Application Deadline: November 15, 2023
Funding Announcements: December 22, 2023
Project Start Date: January 1, 2024


Our diverse team and unique methodology can provide you and your team with a wealth of resources, support, experience, and expertise. From data collection tools to grant writing support, design consultation, project management, and more. The UW ALACRITY Center can support you in bringing your ideas to life.


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Appendix A:  UWAC R03 RFA_Appendix A.pdf

Appendix B:  UWAC R03 RFA_Appendix B.pdf

Appendix C:  UWAC R03 RFA_Appendix C.pdf

Appendix D:  UWAC R03 RFA_Appendix D.pdf

References:  UWAC R03 RFA_References.pdf

DESIGNING AN INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEM (ITS): A tool to support the training of mental health providers in core psychotherapy competencies

Each year, millions of Americans with mental illness struggle to find care. Nearly half of the 60 million adults and children living with mental health conditions in the United States go without any treatment. This short presentation, initially given at the 2021 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care by Emily Friedman, outlines our design process for creating an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) that would supplement in-person learning of mental health professionals and improve competency in essential skills while being cost-effective and scalable. The pilot is also discussed as well, which was very promising.