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Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRiTE) Center



BRiTE is the School of Medicine’s flagship center for technology and mental health. We bring together a diverse group of multidisciplinary researchers, clinicians, technologists, patients and mental health advocates with a common goal of using innovative technologies to improve the lives of those suffering with mental illness, their families, and communities.

Core Services Offered

  • Design, development, and testing of cutting edge-technological approaches (e.g., treatment apps, Natural Language Processing, sensors) in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • Repurposing existing technologies (e.g., texting, social media) as mental health treatment and recovery support tools.
  • Strategic partnerships to implement and evaluate novel technology-assisted resources in real-world treatment and community settings.

Funding Information

NIH from 2015-present
PCORI from 2017-2019
NSF from 2018-present
Veterans Administration from 2017-present
UW ALACRITY Center from 2019-present

Reporting Structure

Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Related UW Entities

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Global Health
Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
School of Nursing
Information School
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering