In our lab, directed by Roger Vilardaga at Duke University, we ideate, develop, and test digital behavioral health interventions for underserved populations, such as individuals who experience persistent mental health symptoms, addiction, or chronic pain.
We specialize in: (1) designing digital tools to foster behavioral health and psychological flexibility, and (2) the application of rigorous multimethod strategies to evaluate them.
Part of our multimethod approach includes the use of user-centered design research, single case experimental designs, and randomized controlled trials. We combine qualitative interviews, novel analytic tools for small N data, app background analytics, clinical interviews, and self-reports to better understand the behavior of digital health users.
We are part of larger group of investigators at Duke’s Center for Addition Science and Technology, led by Dr. Joseph F. McClernon. The lab has received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the University of Washington Innovation Award, Pfizer, the National Cancer Institute, and Duke University. We are located in Durham, North Carolina (US), in a 540 square foot space adjacent to Duke University.
vilardaga-lab at duke.edu
2812 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Office Phone: 919-681-4798