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Featured in Scientific American
Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, PhD, Ruth Striegel Weissman, PhD, and Ellen E. Fitzsimmons-Craft, PhD were interviewed for Scientific American's recently published article "COVID-19-Era Isolation Is Making Dangerous Eating Disorders Worse". Read here:
NHMRC Webinar Presentation
Featured in The Atlantic
Josef Ruzek, Ph.D. and Charles Benight, Ph.D. were interviewed by The Atlantic to speak on Covid-19 and PTSD . Read here:
Barr Taylor, M.D. presented at the NHMRC Center of Research Excellence in Digital Technology Webinar, showcasing recent research successfully applying the Outcome Optimisation Model in real-life settings. The model proposes the use of data derived from the delivery of easily accessible, technology-enabled, evidence-based interventions and supports to defined populations in order to reduce the risks and prevalence of specified disorders (such as eating disorders). Watch here:
C. Barr Taylor, MD. makes an appearance on KALW 91.7 FM (San Francisco local public radio) to talk about the growing field of digital mental health. Listen here:
Center for m²Health collaborator Dr. Erin Accurso of the University of California, San Fransisco has been granted a Career Development (K) Award for her research on "Adapting and Implementing Family-Based Treatment for Youth with Anorexia Nervosa in Publicly-Funded Settings".
Workshops to Help Wildfire Survivors
K Award for Anorexia Nervosa Research
Paper Accepted in Top Publication
In collaboration with the Sonoma County Wildfire Collaborative, Dr. Josef Ruzek has offered a series of 5 training workshops in "Skills for Psychological Recovery," a brief disaster mental health intervention developed by himself and colleagues at the National Center for PTSD and National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The workshops have been used to prepare mental health workers in Sonoma and surrounding counties to assist survivors of the wildfires affecting their communities.
Assistant Professor Position Accepted
Dr. Naira Topooco and colleagues at Linköping University and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, had their manuscript titled “Treating adolescent depression: Randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy blended with synchronous chat sessions” accepted into the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
K Award for Critical Partner
Dr. Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft of Washington University in St. Louis has earned the prestigious Career Development (K) Award along with its funding in order to advance her research on eating disorder prevention and interventions.
Center for m²Health partner Dr. Nicholas Jacobson is now a tenure-track assistant professor in the departments of Biomedical Data Science and Psychiatry at Dartmouth College.
Grant Recieved for Dissertation
William (Billy) Chan, a doctoral student at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, has been given funding for his dissertation studying a virtual reality exposure therapy intervention for social phobia in the interview setting.