INTERVENTIONS TO ENHANCE
& PUBLIC HEALTH.
Our research aims to develop interventions to enhance health equity, wellbeing, and public health, by offering both direct care and state-of-the-art digital solutions to the underserved.
An abundance of data has accumulated to demonstrate a multitude of health disparities associated with being from a minority or impoverished background and how these disparities are driven by a variety of social, environmental, and system-level factors, collectively known as social determinants of health.
Medicine and behavioral health sciences are entering a new era of precision medicine, defined as research and practice designed to optimize therapeutic benefits of treatment for particular groups of patients, or even unique individuals. Behavioral psychology interventions delivered through smartphones are making it possible to tailor interventions to sub-groups and individuals to maximize success, working in tandem with more traditional top-down public policy and public health interventions. In parallel, technological and computer science innovations like machine learning and artificial intelligence are providing the ability to harness smartphone generated data streams to further help tailor interventions for optimal success.
The Center's mission is to advance evidence-based, individualized behavioral interventions to overcome health disparities associated with social determinants of health. Our overarching goal is to design and implement highly effective, culturally appropriate intervention approaches.