Research Expertise and Interest
mobile technology (mHealth) and mental health, digital health, Latino & minority mental health, health disparities, cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression, machine learning, user centered design, implementation science
Dr. Aguilera’s research emphasizes digital health equity, utilizing digital technologies to improve health and mental health in low-income and underserved populations, with a specialty working with Latinx populations. He develops, tests and implements digital mental health interventions based in cognitive behavioral therapy with a focus on depression and related chronic illnesses most often treated in primary care and community settings. He utilizes innovative methods such as machine learning and AI to ensure broad applicablity of digital health tools.