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Dr. Mohr received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona. He was on the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco from 1994 to 2006, when he moved to join the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University. He is the founder and director of the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs). Dr. Mohr has been elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Society for Behavioral Medicine.

Dr. Mohr’s work focuses on the design and implementation of digital mental health treatments that fit into the fabric of people’s lives and can be sustainably implemented in real-world settings. His research integrates user centered design processes to incorporate stakeholder input into the creation and evaluation of digital mental health services. He is also examining methods of harnessing sensor data from devices such as smartphones to identify behaviors, states, and environmental conditions, and using these to design digital mental health tools that are more effective and easier for people to use.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Arizona

… → 1991

Research interests

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Depression
  • Internet Intervention
  • Telemedicine

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    Development and refinement of FoRtitude: An eHealth intervention to reduce fear of recurrence among breast cancer survivors

    Wagner, L. I., Duffecy, J., Begale, M., Victorson, D., Golden, S. L., Smith, M. L., Penedo, F. J., Mohr, D. C. & Cella, D., Jan 1 2020, In : Psycho-oncology. 29, 1, p. 227-231 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1 Scopus citations
  • Technology-Based Psychosocial Intervention to Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Symptom Burden in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

    Penedo, F. J., Fox, R. S., Oswald, L. B., Moreno, P. I., Boland, C. L., Estabrook, R., McGinty, H. L., Mohr, D. C., Begale, M. J., Dahn, J. R., Flury, S. C., Perry, K. T., Kundu, S. D. & Yanez, B., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Understanding perceived barriers to treatment from web browsing behavior

    Schueller, S. M., Steakley-Freeman, D. M., Mohr, D. C. & Yom-Tov, E., Apr 15 2020, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 267, p. 63-66 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Addressing depression comorbid with diabetes or hypertension in resource-poor settings: A qualitative study about user perception of a nurse-supported smartphone app in Peru

    Brandt, L. R., Hidalgo, L., Diez-Canseco, F., Araya, R., Mohr, D. C., Menezes, P. R. & Jaime Miranda, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of medical Internet research. 21, 6, e11701.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access