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

Research Description

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. 

In the News

America on edge: Berkeley scholars’ early election thoughts

UC Berkeley scholars awoke Wednesday, Nov. 4 to signs of a deeply divided U.S. electorate, and no blue wave on the horizon. Despite a surge in early voting, ballots were still being counted in several battleground states. As of noon that day, the race between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden remained too close to call. 
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