Adrian Aguilera

Adrian Aguilera

Title
Associate Professor
Department
School of Social Welfare
Phone
(510) 642-8564
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 has developed and continues testing an automated text messaging based companion to cognitive behavioral treatment for depression with the goal increasing engagement and improving outcomes. He is also doing work to develop a personalized machine learning based, mobile phone intervention to increase physical activity in co-morbid depression and diabetes.

In the News

November 4, 2020

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. 

In the News

November 4, 2020

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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