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01/17/2024

Researchers seek healthy checks and balances for how products are designed

Article Excerpt: Nowadays, people spend hours interacting with technology, a giant sector of the product environment. The average person spends about four hours on their smartphone, a spike in use attributable to the endless scrolling opportunities on social media apps. Those apps create easy solutions to garden-variety chores, from ordering food, to hailing a ride, to getting goods and groceries delivered.

With such convenience at our fingertips comes a messy health conundrum, says Sara Singer, PhD, a professor of health policy and medicine who studies the human effects of the product environment. As technology encourages 24-7 digital connectivity, there’s a coinciding rise in unhealthy behaviors: poor sleep, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, less outdoor time and social isolation. The problem is, there’s no good way to measure those connections; worse yet, there’s no real mechanism to combat the unhealthy habits. Singer hopes to change that.

Full Article http://tinyurl.com/59cdudtx

Article Source: SCOPE – Stanford Medicine

08/09/2023

Black Women are Open to Mental Health Services Via Mobile Technology

Article Excerpt: Using survey data on patient attitudes toward mental health services and depression screening, a new study indicated that Black American Women are comfortable with using voice or video calls to communicate with mental health providers. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that about one in ten women in the United States have experienced depression symptoms within the last year. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), also indicated that Black American women are commonly affected by depression. While discrimination, financial issues, and chronic conditions may contribute to this, various factors prevent Black women from obtaining care. These may include stigmatization, limited access, or insurance complications.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/ywhh2svm

Article Source: mHealth Intelligence

10/27/2022

Professor Campbell wins the 2022 ACM UbiComp 10-year Impact Award

Article Excerpt: In 2012 Hong Lu, a PhD student in Computer Science at Dartmouth co-advised by Professors Andrew Campbell and Tanzeem Choudhury, developed StressSense, an innovative smartphone app to detect stress from human voice. StressSense won the 2022 ACM UbiComp10-year impact award. Given annually, this award recognizes papers with sustained and significant impact over at least a decade… This is the third time Professor Campbell has received a 10 year impact award for his research in mobile sensing. In 2019, the CenceMe app received the ACM SIGMOBILE Test of Time Award for “inspiring a huge body of research and commercial endeavors that has continued to increase the breadth and depth of mobile sensing”. In 2018, his work was recognized for “pioneering machine learning across mobile phones and servers” with the ACM SenSys Test of Time Award.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/4j3ae4z4

Article Source: Dartmouth Computer Sciences News

11/18/2021

Kudos: Harnessing the Human Heartbeat and More

Article Excerpt: A team of researchers, including Lisa Marsch, the Andrew G. Wallace Professor of psychiatry and biomedical data science and director of the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health; William Torrey, the Raymond Sobel Professor of Psychiatry and interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry, have received Colombian National Academy of Medicine Award for their work implementing a new primary care model that provides widespread access to diagnosis and treatment of depression and unhealthy alcohol use.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/yww5y84n

Article Source: Dartmouth News

10/29/2021

La Salud Mental: ¿Una Nueva Pandemia?

Article Excerpt: ¿Será posible que se considere la salud mental como una nueva pandemia? ¿conoce alguna información sobre los últimos hallazgos científicos en Colombia al respecto? Lo invitamos a conectarse a este espacio creado de la mano de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana y EL TIEMPO, donde resolveremos estas y otras preguntas con relación al cuidado de la salud mental. Conozca cuál es el panorama actual que se vive en el país, las recomendaciones y acciones que se deben tener en cuenta para un sano cuidado del bienestar y la salud mental de los colombianos.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/fhce4tfk

Article Source: Facebook El Tiempo En Vivo

10/28/2021

Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Researchers Receive Prestigious Colombian National Academy of Medicine Award

Article Excerpt: Today, researchers from the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, received an award—one of that country’s most prestigious in medicine—from Colombia’s National Academy of Medicine for their work implementing a new primary care model for widespread access to diagnosis and treatment of depression and unhealthy alcohol use. This care model harnesses mobile health technology to increase the reach of science-based mental health care.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/5h295edb

Article Source: Geisel School of Medicine News

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Psychiatry Chair and Team Receive Prestigious Colombian National Academy of Medicine Award

Article Excerpt: Researchers from Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, have received an award from Colombia’s National Academy of Medicine for their work implementing a new primary care model for widespread access to diagnosis and treatment of depression and unhealthy alcohol use. This care model harnesses mobile health technology to increase the reach of science-based mental health care.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/4reb8tfe

Article Source: Dartmouth-Hitchcock News

10/27/2021

Una Nueva Ruta Para Mejorar La Atención De La Depresión Y El Alcoholismo

Article Excerpt: Un modelo de atención de depresión y al uso riesgoso de alcohol ganó la mayor distinción en los Premios Academia Nacional de Medicina a la Investigación Científica. DIADA, como se llama, fue diseñado e implementado por investigadores de la U. Javeriana y el Dartmouth College de EE. UU.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/hxrex6w

Article Source: El Espectador

10/26/2021

Premio a La Javeriana Enorgullece a Caldas

Article Excerpt: Los premios anuales de la Academia Nacional de Medicina (ANM) tocan este 2021 a Caldas. El galardón a un proyecto con enfoque clínico, de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, expuso el trabajo como investigador principal de Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, que tiene familia en Manizales. El estudio que él comandó tiene por nombre Escalando intervenciones en salud mental para la depresión y el uso riesgoso de alcohol en Colombia – Proyecto DIADA (Detección y Atención Integrada de la Depresión y Uso de Alcohol en Atención Primaria).

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/ke2s5vvk

Article Source: La Patria