mHealth for Mental Health

Technology is redefining how we study, assess, and treat mental illnesses. Mobile health (mHealth) now enables us to bring cutting edge treatments out of the clinics and research centers and into the hands of the people who need them most.

Led by Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD, the mHealth for Mental Health program is dedicated to the rigorous development and testing of innovative mHealth approaches that are designed for real-world clinical populations, experiencing real-world challenges, in real-world environments. The team works closely with patients, practitioners, and healthcare organizations to create and study novel mHealth technologies as well as innovative methods for using existing technology to enhance mental health.

Our projects cover the spectrum of mobile technology sophistication and complexity using a range of methodologies including mixed-methods evaluation of clinical population and regional needs and capacities, field trials of person-delivered clinical texting interventions, design, usability testing, and implementation of illness self-management apps, and clinical trials of multi-modal passive sensing and remote monitoring approaches.

Sample research projects include: Please visit the mHealth for Mental Health website to learn about our current projects, our team and our vision.

Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD.jpg  Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD

Director, mHealth for Mental Health

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

E: dbenzeev@uw.edu