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PH Seminar, Sept 2019: Mobile Technology for Precision Mental Health Care

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University Hospital, 2nd Floor, Ford Auditorium

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Learn how U-M researchers are using mobile and wearable technology to address mental health care needs and predict response to treatments.

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Depression, sleep concerns, addiction, and anxiety are leading and growing causes of disability, productivity loss, and premature mortality globally. The number of behavioral health clinicians available to provide face-to-face, traditional care is woefully inadequate to meet the growing need. Further, a substantial proportion of patients who receive traditional care do not get better. With inadequate evidence to meaningfully guide treatment decisions and few available objective measures of mental health symptoms, choice of treatment is often based on clinician preference and simple heuristics.

More than any other advance that has emerged in the past four decades, mobile technology has the potential to address the dual problems of limited clinical capacity and inadequate and untimely data. As part of Precision Health at the University of Michigan, this project will test wearable and mobile technology as a means to reduce mental health symptoms among patients waiting for mental health care. Furthermore, data derived from mobile technology, genomics, and patient report will be used to predict response to clinic-based treatments.

Presenters include:

  • Amy Bohnert, PhD, MHS, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, and Co-PI of Precision Health mental health research project
  • Corey Lester, MS, PhD, PharmD, Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacy
  • Srijan Sen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry; Associate Chair for Research and Research Faculty Development; Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Professor of Depression and Neurosciences; and Co-PI of Precision Health mental health research project

The U-M Precision Health Seminar Series invites expert speakers to share meaningful, relevant, and late-breaking research on varied aspects of precision health. The interdisciplinary educational series, which takes place monthly during the academic year, features topics ranging from genetics to big data to health implementation (and much more) and is open to students, faculty, practitioners, staff, trainees, and the general public. Our goal is to increase understanding of precision health data, tools, and applications, to engage the academic community to enhance precision health research, and to support the implementation of precision health to health systems.

Questions? Contact Tina Creguer, 734-615-2024 or tcreguer@umich.edu.

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