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Dr. Amit Baumel, Department of Community Mental Health, University of Haifa, Israel


On July 18, 2022, Dr. Amit Baumel, Senior lecturer, Department of Community Mental Health, University of Haifa, Israel spoke with us about: The Role of Digital Health Intervention Researcher in…

Mobile Platform Developed by Rebecca Dillingham, MD and Karen Ingersoll, PhD, Recognized as a National Best Practice


The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized PositiveLinks, a mobile platform designed and implemented at UVA’s Ryan White Clinic, as an evidence-based best practice to support the care of people…

Dr. Teresa Hagan Thomas, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing


On June 10, 2022, Dr. Teresa Hagan Thomas spoke with us about Using a Serious Game Platform to Teach Self-Advocacy Skills in the Advance Cancer Setting.

Why decentralization & digitization could be the key to unlock the future of addiction care


By Katie Adams, MedCityNews A significant obstacle to patients battling opioid addiction is that most treatment programs require frequent in-person visits to medical centers. But many addiction care specialists think…

Creating HOPE: New App Helps People Struggling with Opioids


By Josh Barney, UVAToday With opioid overdose deaths reaching an all-time high during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new app developed at UVA Health is helping people struggling with opioids get…

Dr. Nick Allen, Director, Center for Digital Mental Health; Associate Director of Clinical Training, University of Oregon


On April 22, 2022, Dr. Nick Allen spoke with us about his work on Why won't they put down their phones? Risks and opportunities in adolescents' digital lives and mental health.

SHUTi for Black Women trial outcome


Online Treatment Benefits Black Women Battling Insomnia - UVA Health Newsroom UVA Health Newsroom - Black women are among the groups most likely to suffer insomnia, but an online sleep…

“Think-Aloud Testing of a Novel Safer Drinking App for College Students During Covid-19: Usability Study”, a Recorded Research Spotlight at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 43rd Annual Meeting


Jessica Smith's abstract, "Think-Aloud Testing of a Novel Safer Drinking App for College Students During Covid-19: Usability Study" was accepted as a Recorded Research Spotlight for the Society of Behavioral…



Family caregivers in the U.S, who were having trouble sleeping were recruited to participate in an online research study, the SHUTi-CARE study. More information about this trial, and links to…

Should Alcohol Have Warning Labels About Cancer Risk? Most Americans Say ‘Yes’


by Joshua Barney, UVA Today Fewer than half of Americans understand that alcohol consumption increases cancer risk, and a majority of people surveyed say they would support warning labels and…