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Co-Designing Mental Health Apps with Patient Populations
The Collaborative for Recovery and Health works cooperatively with patient populations in co-designing meaningful and effective smartphone interventions. Join the conversation as we discuss:

1. The collaborative role of researchers and patients in digital health development and implementation.

2. Understanding the intersection between user-centered design and community-engaged research.

3. Identifying future opportunities towards advancing the role of patient populations in development, implementation, and adherence in digital medicine.

Nov 4, 2019 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Karen Fortuna, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, @Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
Dr. Fortuna holds a doctorate in Social Welfare and a master’s degree in Social Work. Dr. Fortuna is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Her primary research interest is service delivery strategies for older adults with serious mental illnesses and chronic health conditions. Dr. Fortuna is using community-engaged research methods to develop and implement a peer-supported mobile health intervention. Dr. Fortuna was awarded an NIMH K01 award (K01MH117496), a NARSAD Young Investigator Grants from the Brain and Behavior Foundation and the Alvin R. Tarlov & John E. Ware Jr. Award in Patient Reported Outcomes for her work in digital peer support. Dr. Fortuna served on the International Standards Advisory Committee to develop the first-ever international accreditation standards for behavioral health care for older adults. Dr. Fortuna’s work can be seen in numerous book chapters on digital peer support, in peer-reviewed journal publicatio
Robert Walker
External Consumer Engagement Liaison @Office of Recovery and Empowerment, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
Mr. Rob Walker works for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Office of Recovery and Empowerment, which is responsible for providing a bridge from the Department to provider agencies, persons receiving services, family members and the community at large. Mr. Walker is a person with lived experience of a mental health diagnosis, which informs all areas of his work. Areas of involvement include; Transitional Age Youth, Older Adults, the Deaf community, supporting and expanding the statewide peer workforce, and DMH efforts around Race, Equity, and Inclusion. Mr. Walker has led the efforts to develop peer enhanced emergency services, integrating peers in the inpatient acute care psychiatric system, and co-designing the PeerTECH intervention. Mr. Walker’s work can be seen in Forbes magazine and also in multiple peer-review publications, including Psychiatric Services and JMIR: Journal of Participatory Medicine. Mr. Walker is involved as a partner in multiple PCORI grants and an NIM