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Lisa A. Marsch, “Harnessing Digital Technologies in Behavioral Health: The State of the Science”
November 16, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lisa A. Marsch, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (a P30 “Center of Excellence” supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health), the Director of the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network, and the Andrew G. Wallace Professor within the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Dr. Marsch’s research focuses on the development, evaluation, and sustainable implementation of technology-based tools for behavior change targeting a wide array of populations and health behaviors. These tools are designed to deliver engaging and effective health monitoring and health behavior interventions and to collectively lead to transformations in the delivery of science-based health care.
Worldwide, most people have access to mobile devices, and mobile health interventions have been shown to produce outcomes that are comparable to, or better than, healthcare delivered by clinicians. Mobile health tools can also be widely accessible, personalizable, and cost-effective.
In this presentation, Dr. Marsch will provide an overview of the state of the science in the development, evaluation, and implementation of mobile technology-based therapeutic interventions for promoting behavioral health (addressing issues of substance abuse and mental health) as well as health behavior (e.g., preventive health, chronic disease management, medical regimen adherence). These tools are designed to deliver engaging and effective interventions for health promotion and to lead to transformations in the delivery of science-based health care – by improving quality of care, access to care, and health outcomes, while reducing costs of care. [see www.c4tbh.org]