”Can you recommend a good therapist?” Turns out, that is a very challenging question to answer. Whereas some medical fields have reasonable quality indicators (e.g., procedure complication rates, hospital readmissions), with psychotherapy it is very challenging to measure quality.
My research brings together psychotherapy experts with engineers and computer scientists to develop automated methods for evaluating and promoting high-quality counseling and therapy. To do this we rely on speech signal processing and machine learning methodologies and then present it to clinicians and patients using interactive visual summaries.
PhD, Clinical Psychology , University of Washington , 1997-2003
MA, Psychology , Stanford University , 1994-1995
BA, Psychology , Stanford University , 1990-1994
My work focuses on technology-augmented psychotherapy and behavioral interventions, where we use machine learning and user-centered design to provide fast, objective, performance-based feedback to clinicians to assist training, supervision, and quality monitoring. More generally, I’m interested in data science applications in Psychiatry and assist colleagues in designing studies and analyzing data.
(2021 Jun 18)
Health Serv Res
Chang ET, Yoon J, Esmaeili A, Zulman DM, Ong MK, Stockdale SE, Jimenez EE, Chu K, Atkins D, Denietolis A, Asch SM, PACT Intensive Management (PIM) Demonstration Sites, PIM National Evaluation Center, and PIM Executive Committee.
(2021 Jun 15)
Addict Sci Clin Pract 16(1): 38
Tauscher JS, Cohn EB, Johnson TR, Diteman KD, Ries RK, Atkins DC, Hallgren KA
(2021 Jun 1)
Med Care 59(Suppl 3): S229-S231
Mattocks KM, Cunningham KJ, Greenstone C, Atkins D, Rosen AK, Upton M
(2021 May 4)
Heyward J, Lolic M, Spong C, Atkins D, Pennello G, Varadhan R
Schizophr Bull Open 1(1): sgaa060
Ben-Zeev D, Buck B, Chander A, Brian R, Wang W, Atkins D, Brenner CJ, Cohen T, Campbell A, Munson J
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