Health & Mental Health

Adrian Aguilera

Associate Professor
Associate Professor Adrian Aguilera’s research leverages digital & mobile technologies along with innovative methods such as machine learning to improve health & mental healthcare of low-income & ethnic minority populations, with a focus on Latinx & Spanish-speaking populations.

NIH funds collaboration to improve mental health treatment for Latinos

October 3, 2022

Dr. Adrian Aguilera's work is featured in ongoing NIH funding developments, as reported in UCI News:

"Irvine, Calif., Oct. 3, 2022 – The National Institutes of Health is awarding nearly $4.7 million over five years to support research teams from University of California campuses in Irvine, Berkeley and San Francisco who are collaborating on a new project...

SHIFT Research Institute

CalHOPE Student Support

CalHOPE Student Support is a multi-stakeholder, partnered initiative – between sectors, across regions, and between system levels, intended to help California educators since 2021 in the unprecedented task of bringing children back into and improving the normative routines of learning and development by strengthening capacity for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) implementation statewide.

The CalHOPE Student Support is led by the Sacramento County...

Joyce Dorado

Associate Dean for Research-Practice Partnerships

Dr. Joyce Dorado is a Teaching Professor and Associate Dean for Research-Practice Partnerships in the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley and the Co-Founder and Director of Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS). Dr. Dorado is a nationally recognized expert in partnering with schools and other youth-serving systems to create trauma-informed, equitable, and healing organizations. She has served as an appointed member of the California State Supreme Court Justice’s statewide steering committee for the Keeping Kids in School and Out of Courts...


The Berkeley Assessment of Social and Emotional Learning (BASEL; © Regents of the University of California) is a formative assessment tool that can be administered to students, teachers, and leaders to guide SEL implementation for equity and wellbeing.

The BASEL (pronounced: basil) includes brief surveys that can be used for immediate action and transformative change. It can be administered in conjunction with Kelvin’s survey platform...

Adrian Aguilera on therapy for people who can’t go to therapy

September 27, 2022

"The way Americans receive mental health care has never changed as quickly as it has since the spring of 2020. When the Covid pandemic forced so many of us into our homes and onto Zoom, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and social workers followed. What started as a short-term fix is now becoming permanent. Today, nearly 40 percent of mental health and substance use outpatient treatment visits at hospitals and clinics are offered remotely,...