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Highlights in the News

A webinar by the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI)




Conversation Hour: Integration of Technology/Cognitive Assessment

The Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia and Research Methods Special Interest Groups are hosting the conversation hour on  Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 5PM PST (6PM MST/7PM CST/8PM EST)! Drs. Martin Sliwinski and Laura Germine will cover the integration of technology and cognitive assessment in which trainees, early career psychologists, junior faculty, and/or senior faculty can come to […]

Monthly CBITs Digital Mental Health Webinars: Feinberg SOM

The Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies at the Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine hosts a monthly CBITs Digital Mental Health Webinar featuring talks on or related to digital mental health from leaders across a wide range of specialties, including psychology and psychiatry, human-computer interaction, computer science, implementation science and policy. The webinars are open […]

Microrandomized Trial Design for Evaluating JIT Adaptive Inter…

Microrandomized Trial Design for Evaluating Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions Through Mobile Health Technologies for Cardiovascular Disease Golbus JR, Dempsey W, Jackson EA, Nallamothu BK, Klasnja P. Microrandomized Trial Design for Evaluating Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions Through Mobile Health Technologies for Cardiovascular Disease. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021 Feb;14(2):e006760. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.120.006760. Epub 2021 Jan 12. PMID: 33430608.  

Webinar: Human-Centered Design of Interventions and Strategies…

The Center for Dissemination & Implementation has announced a webinar, Human-Centered Design of Interventions and Strategies: Improving ‘The thing’ and ‘How to do the thing’ featuring Aaron Lyon, PhD, on March 10 from 12-1pm CT. Dr. Lyon, the SMART Center Director & Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of […]

mHealth Research Core Seminar

The mHealth Research Core is pleased to host the next mHRC virtual seminar. TOPICS: "Paradoxical Effects of Chronic Disease Self-Care"  - Kenneth Freedland, PhD “Impact of Glucose Variability on Dynamic Cognitive Function in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes”  - Mary Katherine Ray, PhD DATE: Thursday, March 4th TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CT INVITE/LINK: […]

Researchers with DSMBs: please consider telling your DSMB and program officer, now, if you are suspending all in-person contact with research participants.  Be proactive!


This is informal guidance that does not necessarily represent official university or federal policy.

Noteworthy Articles and Presentations

The open source Ecological Mometary Assessment (EMA) is described throughout the EMA Research Manual and in particular in Chapter 11 on github.

WUSTL Grand Rounds: “We are NEVER Getting to Precision Medicine in Psychiatry” (WUSTL, Dr. Eric Lenze MD, Jan 2020)

Internet Interventions (Elsevier 2020)

Assessment of Mobile Health Apps Using Built-In Smartphone Sensors for Diagnosis and Treatment  (JMIR and Uhealth. February 2020)

Leveraging Digital Health and Machine Learning to Toward Reducing Suicide – From Panacea to Practical Tool. (JAMA, July 2019)

Publications of Clinical Trials Transformative Initiative  (CTTI)

Conferences and Workshops

Wednesday, October 14, 12-12:30 p.m.
REDCap in a Flash – Creating an e-Consent Form using the Online Designer and mHealth Template Data Dictionary
Learn to create an e-Consent survey in REDCap using the online designer and mHealth Research Core’s template data dictionary. This is an alternative approach to creating an e-Consent form from what was demonstrated during the REDCap e-Consent Framework session recorded on September 16, 2020.

Wednesday, October 21, 12-12:30 p.m.
REDCap in a Flash – REDCap e-Consent Versioning
Learn to update your REDCap e-Consent after a modification to your Informed Consent Form is approved by the IRB.

Tuesday, October 27, 12-1 p.m.
Chenyang Lu will virtually present “Digital Phenotyping with Wearables: Learning from Wearable Data to Predict Clinical Outcomes” at the Symposium for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (SAIM) seminar series organized by the Institute for Informatics and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. 

Reviews of Consumer Apps

A Review of mHealth Apps for Clients 

(American Psychological Association)


App Evaluation Model

(American Psychiatric Association)