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The mission of the Internet World Health Research Center (IWHRC) is to harness the power of technology to reach those most in need with effective interventions that can be administered via the Internet or via a mobile device.

Our goals are:

  • To contribute to the reduction of global health disparities
  • To develop evidence-based self-help Internet and mobile-based interventions and to make them available to anyone around the world at no cost
  • To conduct innovative eHealth and mHealth research


Stephen Schueller, PhD, received a K08 award from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop a technology-based treatment support system to to improve the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy.

A few recent publications by IWHRC researchers:

Muñoz, R. F., Bunge, E. L., Chen, K., Schueller, S. M., Bravin, J. I., Shaughnessy, E. A., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2016). Massive Open Online Interventions: A novel model for delivering behavioral-health services worldwide. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 194–205.
Liu, N. H., Contreras, O., Muñoz, R. F., & Leykin, Y. (2014). Assessing suicide attempts and depression among Chinese speakers over the internet. Crisis. Epub. DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000261

Alinne Barrera, PhD, won a prestigious Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology, from Division 12 of the American Psychological Association!

IWHRC now has a listserv! The address is: IWHRC@listsrv.ucsf.edu
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Generous support for our projects has been provided by the
Brin Wojcicki Foundation
Google Grants
Anonymous gift

Updated: April 9, 2016