Delivering a Smartphone-Based Intervention for Anxiety in Community Pediatrics

Abstract

The goal of this project is to develop a new partnership between four Pitt schools (Arts & Sciences, Medicine, Health & Rehab Sciences, SCI) and Children’s Community Pediatrics to scale up, disseminate, and test a new technology-based solution to the widespread problem of anxiety disorders in community children and teens. Specifically, we will test the feasibility and effectiveness of delivering a novel smartphone-based mobile health intervention for childhood anxiety disorders via behavioral health therapists embedded in pediatrics practices. Data will be used to support commercialization, widespread dissemination, and future applications for federal funding and FDA clearance as a digital therapeutic.

Principal Investigator
  • Jennifer Silk

    Psychology

Select Collaborators
  • Bambang Parmanto

    Team Member
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Oliver Lindhiem

    Team Member
    WPIC

  • Eva Szigethy

    Team Member
    WPIC