Research Projects

A list of active and past projects conducted by our group of investigators 

Supporting Peer Interactions to Expand Access (SUPERA)

Improving depression and anxiety self­-management via Spanish language, digital cognitive beavior therapy (dCBT) (SUPERA study)

Principal Investigator: Adrian Aguilera and Stephen Schueller 

What is it? 

The SUPERA project investigates the implementation of an evidence-based, Spanish language, digital cognitive-behavioral therapy (dCBT) intervention (SilverCloud) in safety-net primary care clinics for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Latinx patients with depression and/or anxiety. This study is an effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial (Type 2) design with both provider and patient-level randomization being conducted. At the provider-level the investigators will compare outreach (using the clinic patient registry) with inreach (traditional provider referral), at the patient-level two modes of delivery of the dCBT platform- peer supported and unsupported will be compared. 

The dCBT application Silvercloud was created by Amwell and has been seen to be affective in other countries like the UK and Colombia. With the help of this app, SUPERA contributes to the continuous work in mobile applications that promotes positive behavior change in mental health and beyond.

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