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Wednesday, April 15 • 1:40pm - 2:15pm
Designing For Mental Health: Tackling The College Mental Health Issue Everyone is Talking About But No One Knows How To Address: Loneliness

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Track Description
Technology can improve or harm our mental health. The evidence shows that it is a tool, and as such can serve as a means of connection or increased isolation, improving access to behavioral healthcare, or encouraging negative mental health choices.In this session we’ll hear from and speak with digital mental health specialists, each approaching the field from a different perspective. We'll see how technology can serve as a tool either alongside or (in some cases) in place of mental health professionals. Speakers will discuss the latest technologies, trends, and opportunities in digital mental health

Caroline and Danielles Talk Description
Loneliness is a widespread and significant problem impacting the mental health and success of college students in the U.S. Loneliness in young adulthood is a risk factor for concurrent and future mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and suicidality, as well as college dropout. This is much is known. What is less known is what to do about it. There’s a paucity of research on effective interventions for loneliness. What is out there tends to focus on older adult populations. 

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Marli Mesibov

VP, Content Strategy, Mad*Pow
Marli Mesibov is the VP of Content Strategy at the digital UX agency Mad*Pow. Her work spans strategy and experiences across industries, with a particular interest in healthcare, finance, and education. She is a frequent conference speaker, a former editor of the UX publication UX... Read More →

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Caroline Fitzgerald

Project Lead, HopeLab
Caroline Fitzgerald, MScOT is a Project Lead at Hopelab, a social innovation lab focused on designing science based technology to improve the health and well-being of teens and young adults. As Project Lead she oversees the innovation process including framing the opportunity, concepting... Read More →
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Danielle Ramo, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Hopelab
Danielle Ramo, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and research director at Hopelab, a social innovation lab designing science-based technologies to support adolescent health and emotional well-being. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco, leading... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2020 1:40pm - 2:15pm EDT