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Adrian Aguilera to present 'Equity-Based Digital Health Interventions for Depression'

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Adrian Aguilera, PhD, will present his lecture "Equity-Based Digital Health Interventions for Depression" for the UCLA STAND ALACRITY Center Speaker Series on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. The event will be held in Room 1357 of the UCLA Gonda Neuroscience & Genetics Research Center, and virtual attendance is available via Zoom.

Aguilera is an associate professor in the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the Digital Health Equity and Access Lab (dHEAL). Dr. Aguilera's research is focused on developing and testing technology-based interventions to address health disparities in low-income and vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on Latinx populations.

Aguilera's current work has focused on utilizing mobile phone technology to improve mental health interventions in primary care settings. He has developed and deployed HealthySMS, which is a platform for delivering text messaging health interventions and visualizing data received from patients. He has applied this approach in the MoodText project, using text messages as an adjunct to group cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) for depression resulting in increased engagement in treatment. He is also co-PI of the DIAMANTE project, which adds machine learning to improve personalization of mobile phone based health interventions for individuals with diabetes and depression symptoms.

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This event is part of the UCLA ALACRITY Center External Speaker Series, which we host in a hybrid format approximately once per quarter. These events, open to the public, focus on topics relevant to our mission of reimagining how to assess & meet the mental health & social needs of community college students. Recordings of sessions are made available on our website within 10 business days of the event.

Visit the Speaker Series page to view prior speakers and access recordings.