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Center Highlights

Receiving recognition from news outlets and outside organizations and providing updates about the center, highlighting the work of the CTBH team.

CTBH activities are recognized locally and nationally by news outlets and outside organizations. Notable activities of CTBH affiliates include the development of state of the art technologies, publication of a book, and presenting at the White House.

  • CTBH in the News! CTBH leading Latin American Mental Health Project

    ‘Building Mental Health Care into Latin American Primary Care’ (Dartmouth Medicine Magazine – Spring 2017 – Full Article)

    Article Excerpt: A five-year initiative, the Latin American Mental Health Project is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Heath (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, to Dartmouth’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH).

    “This is an ambitious project with a lot of partners and a broad array of stakeholders, including researchers, governmental organizations, patient advocacy organizations, insurance company payers, and non-governmental and multilateral organizations in both the United States and Latin America,” says Lisa Marsch, PhD, director of CTBH and the project’s principal investigator.

  • Opportunity to participate in NIDA funded study to evaluate web-based program to prevent prescription opioid misuse among adolescents (12-17)

    Adolescents 12-17 years of age can earn up to $140 by participating in a research study of a program designed to prevent prescription opioid (painkiller) use among teens.

    Visit the Pop4Teens website to learn more

  • U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster and Dr. Nora Volkow join opioid crisis talks at Dartmouth

    ‘U.S. Rep. Kuster ’78 Joins Opioid Crisis Talks at Dartmouth’ (Dartmouth News– May 24, 2017 – Full Article)

    U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster ’78, founder and co-chair of the House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, and Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), are coming to Dartmouth next week to hear about new treatment and prevention methods developed to confront the spike in opioid overdose deaths in New Hampshire.

    “New Hampshire ranks in the top two in the country—neck-and-neck with West Virginia—for overdose deaths per capita,” says Lisa Marsch, director of the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at the Geisel School of Medicine.

    Geisel and the Center for Technology [and Behavioral Health] are hosting the May 30 conference, titled “Harnessing the Power of Science to Break the Cycle.”

    Marsch will share findings from the center’s NIDA-funded “New Hampshire HotSpot Study,” which examined the social, medical, economic, and political factors at the root of the crisis through interviews with clinicians, emergency responders, and scores of opioid drug users. NIDA is a division of the National Institutes of Health.

  • CTBH in the News! A global literature review of digital technology in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders in low- and middle- income countries

    ‘Evaluating the Feasibility and Accessibility of Digital Technology Interventions for Global Mental Health’ (Geisel NewsCenter – April 20, 2017 – Full Article)

    Article Excerpt: “Lead author John A. Naslund, MPH, a doctoral candidate at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and an affiliate of Dartmouth’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, wrote the paper along with colleagues at Dartmouth, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Public Health Foundation of India, and the University of Washington. Though he believes technology has the potential to positively affect the treatment of mental disorders, he admits it is not a panacea, but rather a valuable tool whose use should be based on evidence.”

    This paper was published in Lancet Psychiatry

  • CTBH represented at Capitol Hill congressional briefing on the nation’s crisis with synthetic opioids and CTBH’s related work

    The House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force held a roundtable to hear from physicians and public health advocates about heroin and synthetic drug abuse. Topics covered how these drugs affect the brain, communication between doctors and families on treatment plans for drug abusers, the need for alternative pain medicine, and the potency of synthetic drugs.

    Watch video on C-SPAN

  • CTBH in the News! CTBH receives five-year $6.8 million renewal grant award from NIDA

    Launched five years ago CTBH—a National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded Center of Excellence—conducts advanced research in the use of digital technology for understanding behavioral health, particularly substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health, and develops and validates new scientific-based interventions to help people overcome or manage their medical conditions.

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  • Dartmouth receives award to scale-up science-based mental health care in Latin America

    The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has awarded a U19 Cooperative Agreement Grant to the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College.   This award will support a partnership with a broad array of stakeholders, including leading researchers in the U.S. and Latin America, governmental organizations, patient advocacy organizations, insurance company payers, and non-governmental and multilateral organizations to scale-up mental health implementation research and build sustainable research capacity and science-based policies and programs in Latin America.

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  • CTBH in the News! Geisel Receives $5 million NIH Grant to Study Motivation and Behavior Change to Improve Health

    The Geisel School of Medicine’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) has been awarded a $5 million Common Fund grant that spans two funding phases across five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Common Fund grants support projects that cut across disciplines and populations.

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  • CTBH in the News! Dartmouth Receives NIH Grant to Launch Northeast Node of National Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded a five-year $3.8 million grant to Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health. The award will support the launch of the new Northeast Node in NIDA’s National Clinical Trials Network (CTN), and clinical trials conducted by the Node will be supported by additional research project grants from NIDA, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.

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  • Overview of Technology-based Interventions (TBIs) for Substance Use Disorders

    A video featuring Dr. Lisa Marsch, Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, is featured as part of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network’s “Telehealth Tuesday” series. In this downloadable video, Dr. Marsch discusses the benefits of utilizing telehealth technologies to deliver behavioral health services, including using the Therapeutic Education System (TES). Key benefits of using TES will be presented, including how it can provide patients/clients and clinicians the tools needed to facilitate integration of behavioral and physical healthcare in ways that transcend the boundaries of the clinic to offer a mechanism for achieving improved health and social well-being.

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  • New book publication from Oxford University Press!

    This edited book defines the state of scientific research related to the development, experimental evaluation, and effective dissemination of technology-based therapeutic tools targeting behavioral health.

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  • ‘Road to Recovery September 2014: Using New Technologies To Expand Treatment and Recovery Services’

    CTBH Director Lisa Marsch is featured in a video by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as part of a series aiming to inform and engage individuals and communities around substance abuse prevention and treatment and mental health issues.

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  • CTBH in the News! Mobile apps open up new possibilities for mental health care

    Do people use these apps? Do they actually work? And how do you make sure the people who might benefit most from these tools actually engage with them?

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  • Making Apps and Web-based Tools Part of Your Integrated Behavioral Health Team

    Webinar participants heard about how one health center uses new behavioral HIT patient engagement tools in their integrated behavioral health care services.

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  • Register today for a free webinar: ‘Making Apps and Web-based Tools Part of Your Integrated Behavioral Health Team’

    Health Information Technology (HIT) makes it possible for individuals to access their health information online and also supports care coordination among health care providers. But how else can provider organizations use HIT to support the integration of behavioral health in primary care?

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  • CTBH in the News! CTBH featured in Geisel School of Medicine news release

    ‘There’s An App for That—Integrating devices and gadgets into clinical practice’ (February 3, 2014)

    Article Excerpt: Health apps for smartphones are nothing new. There are a plethora of devices and gadgets available to help us manage our own health and wellness—fitness apps tracking diet and exercise are the most common. And health-care providers are increasingly using sophisticated technology-based medical applications to help patients manage chronic illnesses. Recently, there has also been an increase in applications designed to address behavioral health, including substance abuse and mental illness.

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  • CTBH at the White House!

    Several CTBH Investigators presented at the Technology Innovations for Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders Conference at the White House.

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  • CTBH Co-Hosts Conference on Application of Mobile Computing Technologies to Health and Wellness

    CTBH collaborated with the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society at Dartmouth College and the Center for Digital Strategies at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in hosting a conference on the application of mobile health (mhealth) applications in an evolving healthcare context.

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  • Announcing new Development Center for Enhancing Evidence-Based Supported Employment with Technology

    Sarah Lord, Ph.D., Director of Dissemination and Implementation at CTBH, and colleagues at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center (PRC) were recently awarded a 5-year development center grant from the Department of Education, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

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  • Just published! Special Issue on Technology and Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders

    This Special Issue in Journal of Dual Diagnosis was Co-Edited by CTBH Director, Lisa A. Marsch, Ph.D. and CTBH Faculty Affiliate, Dror Ben-Zeev, Ph.D.

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  • CTBH in the News! Lisa A. Marsch, PhD is featured in the most recent edition of Dartmouth Medicine

    Lisa A. Marsch, PhD –  Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, is featured in the most recent edition of Dartmouth Medicine:  The Magazine of The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

  • Center Launches in New Space at Dartmouth College

    Established in July of 2011, The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) is housed within the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center (PRC) in Lebanon, NH. Offices are located on the fourth floor of the Rivermill Commercial Center, a renovated mill building on the Mascoma River that dates back to 1881. To accommodate the CTBH team, the PRC acquired and renovated additional office and conference room space in the same building. To mark the completion of renovations, PRC and CTBH members celebrated with an Open House. While an essential component of the CTBH is virtual, with an interdisciplinary team of researchers located in institutions across the country, this newly expanded space provides the Dartmouth team members with an enhanced work environment and room to grow.

  • Center Opens 2011-2012 Seminar Series

    The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health has opened a monthly seminar series. These presentations feature members of both the Scientific and Dissemination & Implementation Advisory Boards and other distinguished collaborators. The goal is to educate the CTBH team about a given Board member’s area of expertise and the most cutting-edge developments in their field of relevance to the Center’s Aims. Featured speakers to date include David Gustafson, Ph.D., who spoke about the growing evidence-based for Smartphone systems to improve patient outcomes. Linda Collins, Ph.D., from Penn State discussed the innovative Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) for designing new behavioral interventions, and Robert Evans from Google presented PACO, his team’s open source mobile experience sampling research platform.

    The seminar series is video recorded and available for viewing in the Seminar Series section of this website.