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Adrian Aguilera

Assistant Professor

ADRIAN AGUILERA is assistant professor at the School of Social Welfare.

Dr. Aguilera’s current research interests focus on utilizing digital health and mobile technologies to improve health and mental healthcare of low-income and ethnic minority populations, with a focus on Latino and Spanish speaking populations. He is also interested in understanding how culture and socioeconomic status influence mental health and mental health treatment.

A clinical psychologist, Dr. Aguilera is currently developing and testing the impact of an automated text messaging intervention to improve engagement with depression treatment in a public sector setting.

Publications

Aguilera, A., & Muench, F. (2012). There’s an app for that: Information technology applications for cognitive behavioral practitioners. The Behavior Therapist. 35(4), 65-73.

Morris, M. E., & Aguilera, A. (2012). Mobile, Social, and Wearable Computing and the Evolution of Psychological Practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.43(6), 622

Aguilera, A. & Muñoz, R.F.  (2011) Text messaging as an adjunct to cognitive behavioral therapy: A feasibility/usability pilot study. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.42(6), 472-478

Expanded list of publications

Media / Title

Outlet

Date

Audio: Public Health Minute

WUFT 3.26.14

Video: UC Berkeley ‘ Texting Therapy’ Helping Treat Depression

CBS – 5KPIX

4.21.12

“Text Therapy’ May Ease Isolation”

Futurity

4.13.12

“Encouraging Text Messages Can Help with Mental Disorder Recovery, Research Finds”

The Daily Californian

4.12.12