Nikola Zaharakis, PhD
NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Fellow,
REACH Institute, Department of Psychology
Arizona State University
“Improving Implementation and Extending Effects: Optimizing Evidence-Based Interventions with mHealth”
Mobile health (mHealth) methods are innovative, inexpensive and readily available ways to disseminate and implement evidence-based interventions (EBIs) with minimal resources.
My research addresses two questions: (1) How can we use technology to optimize and sustain EBI effects?, and (2) Which technology strategies most improve the reach and uptake of EBIs, particularly for underserved populations? I will present two studies that applied implementation science methods to mHealth to consider indicators of participant responsiveness and satisfaction in relation to intervention outcomes. I discuss implications in the context of my ongoing and future work.