Lecture: “Optimizing Evidence-Based Interventions with mHealth”

November 14, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Doll and Hill Room #2131, Taylor Avenue Building, 2nd Floor, 600 South Taylor Avenue, St. Louis, MO

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.