Achieving mental health equity through technology

The UICDR’s Dr. Olusola Ajilore was interviewed for Comcast Newsmakers. Dr. Ajilore discussed UICDR’s newly launched Digital Mental Health Initiative (DHMI). The DMHI is a collaborative, transdisciplinary group of clinicians, researchers, educators and stakeholders working to improve equitable access to mental health treatment with innovative, smart connected technology. The DMHI supports cutting-edge research to develop evidence-based digital tools, apps, inventions and other technology based mental health treatment.

Dr. Ajilore discussed the role artificial intelligence and technology can play in early detection of depression and mood disorders. Additionally, he discussed how technology can improve equitable access for those who face barriers to mental health treatment. Click here to see video.