E84 - Digital Methods in Behavioral Research with Dr. Kat Houghton

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What is an ecological momentary assessment? How are ecological momentary interventions powerful and helpful in a clinical research setting? Learn more about how digital technology, smart phone applications, electronic surveys, and wearable devices can help in both the clinical research and the clinical treatment arena. In this fascinating interview with Dr. Katherine Houghton, she answers your most pressing questions about applying digital technology to capture real-world/real-time data, and to help patients at the most critical times.

Katherine Houghton, Ph.D. is fascinated by the intersection of technology and psychology. She is actively engaged in designing and testing systems to facilitate positive behavior change in a variety of populations. She co-founded ilumivu in 2009 (ilumivu.com) to provide software systems to researchers and clinicians to capture human data and deliver just-in-time interventions. Ilumivu's first software service was for parents of children with autism to track symptom change and treatment use in an online HIPAA compliant, sharable platform. Since then ilumivu has provided web, mobile and wearable systems to researchers and clinicians working with a wide range of populations including substance abuse, suicide, anxiety and depression. They are committed to finding innovative and effective ways to use everyday technology to improve the daily life experience of the millions of people who suffer with mental health issues. *Optional*Kat is also very engaged in local environmental activism bringing Community Rights and the Rights of Nature to the City of Asheville through a nonprofit she co-founded, Community Roots (cmroots.com). She also leads wilderness Rites of Passage ceremonies to help people through challenging times.

Resources:

Ilumivu website: https://ilumivu.com/

Ilumivu Twitter: https://twitter.com/ilumivuTweets

Kat's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathoughton/

Website to Kat's non-profit, Community Roots: https://www.cmroots.com/

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