UPDATES
jun.2013
Awarded NIMH Administrative Supplement to support My Coach Connect for 2 years (D. Miklowitz parent R01 grant, $159K) - more
may.2013
Presented My Coach Connect at the annual American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators - more
may.2013
Dr Bowen Chung funds Chorus and integrates framework in the B-RICH research study ($4K) - about B-RICH
mar.2013
Presented Fitwits texting game for childhood obesity with Dr Kristin Hughes (link) at Design Principles and Practices, Chiba, Japan - citation
feb.2013
Received $1,000 award for the annual American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators - site
jan.2012
Dr Ken Wells (link) funds community engagement features for the Chorus framework through CHSS, UCLA ($5,000) - chorus page
dec.2012
Received CTSI Catalyst Award ($5,000) to organize two symposiums called "Pathways to Clinical Forecasting" across several collaborating universities in Southern California - symposia page
jul.2012
Awarded NIMH MD/PhD Administrative Supplement to support My Coach Connect for 1 year (K. Wells parent center grant, $75K) - more
mar.2012
Dr Deborah Estrin (link) provides initial funding to create Chorus prototype through the Center for Embedded Network Sensing, UCLA ($10K) - chorus page
 
OVERVIEW
As a psychiatrist and researcher at UCLA, my work aims to better understand and care for people with mental illness by developing personalized and predictive approaches to care, embracing the variety between individuals with the same illness, engaging others as equal co-partners in the research process, and attempting to understand and measure not only a person's illness but the context of their community, their story and life experience. We refer to this broadly as 'Participatory Informatics', blending the fields of neuroscience, computer science, participatory health services research, and design.
PARTICIPATORY INFORMATICS
artists + designers + programmers + patients
+ community leaders + researchers + clinicians + public health