Leveraging Digital Tools to Address Challenges in SUD Prevention, Intervention and Recovery

Date: August 28 at 11:00am EST
Speaker: Kirsten Langdon, PhD, Clinical Psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital, Associate Professor at Brown University, and Associate Director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health

Join Kirsten Langdon, Associate Director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health, for an enlightening webinar exploring the use of digital health solutions in healthcare. Dr. Langdon will delve into the importance of evidence-based research in validating these solutions, shedding light on their effectiveness in enhancing accessibility and improving patient outcomes. She will also discuss potential challenges to adoption such as data privacy concerns and technology-related barriers, with a focus on strategies to overcome such challenges to mitigate health-related disparities.  Don’t miss this opportunity to discover effective digital health interventions and learn how innovative public-private collaborations are reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

 Kirsten Langdon, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital and an Associate Professor (Research) in the schools of medicine and public health at Brown University. She is also the Associate Director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health. Dr. Langdon received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont. She completed her residency in clinical psychology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and affiliated hospitals, and a fellowship in clinical research in the National Center for PTSD Women’s Health Sciences Division at the VA Boston Healthcare System.

Dr. Langdon’s research is focused on developing specialized intervention programs to improve treatment outcomes for individuals with substance use disorders and common co-occurring mental (e.g., trauma/PTSD) and physical (e.g., HIV) conditions, particularly through digital health platforms.  She has a history of funding through NIH and other external funding agencies to design, deploy, and test novel strategies to intervene with Opioid Use Disorder.  More recently this work has focused on developing partnerships with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections to support individuals with criminal justice involvement.  Dr. Langdon received funding through the Rhode Island Injury Control COBRE to oversee the Digital Health Innovations Core.  The mission of this Core is to transform the measurement, development, and delivery of injury control research on a wider scale through expert support and technical assistance in digital health innovation for junior investigators and as well as the broader scientific community.