National Institutes of Health

Digital Health Interventions from Wellness to Therapeutics:
Development and Dissemination

July 12 – 13, 2022


(All times are Eastern Daylight Time)

Tuesday, July 12

12:00 PM Noon Nora Volkow (NIDA): Director’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Theme 1:        Spanning the Range from Wellness to Therapeutics

12:15     Introduction to theme

12:20     Stephen Schueller (UC Irvine): Not All Apps are Equal: Understanding Continuums in Digital Mental Health

12:40     Jen Huberty (Calm): Directing Science at a Digital Tech Start-Up

1:00       Yuri Maricich (Pear Therapeutics): Prescription Digital Therapeutics: From Clinical Development to FDA Authorization Through Impact and Scale in the Real-World

1:20       Pamela Scott (FDA): Regulatory Pathways and Considerations for Digital Health Interventions

1:40       Panel Discussion led by David Gastfriend (DynamiCare Health) with Theme 1 Presenters

2:25 10 min Break

Theme 2:        Mobile Intervention Design to Improve Health Outcomes

2:35       Introduction to theme

2:40       Amy Bucher (Lirio): Designing for Engagement with Behavioral Science

3:00       Barbara Rothbaum (Emory): Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

3:20       Linda Dimeff (Jaspr Health): Designing for Big Impact: Incorporating User Experience in an Emergency Department App for Delivery of Suicide Crisis care

3:40       Courtney Lyles (UCSF): Digital Health Equity: From Design to Implementation

4:00       Break (5 min)

4:05       Katie Shilton (UMD): Wrestling with Context: Ethical Data Practices for Digital Health Interventions

4:25       Linda Collins (NYU): A Brief Introduction to Empirical Optimization of Digital Interventions

4:45       Panel Discussion led by Billie Inbal-Shani (UMich): with Theme 2 Presenters

5:30       Closeout for the day

Wednesday, July 13

Theme 3:        Opportunities for Commercialization, Dissemination, and Reimbursement

1:00 PM Introduction to theme

1:05       John Torous (Harvard): Evaluating Apps: Making Informed Decisions with Available Real-World Data

1:25       Andrea Graham (Northwestern): Designing Digital Interventions to Optimize Implementation with Clinicians and Patients in Routine Practice

1:55       Pearl McGee-Vincent (VA): Integrating Apps for Mental Health and Self-Care Across VA

2:15       McKaye Black (BlueCross BlueShield): Payer Perspectives: Perfecting the Pitch

2:35       Break (5 min)

2:40       Danielle Fau (FDA): CDRH’s Early Payor Feedback Program – Facilitating Interaction Between Payors and Developers to Support Patient Access to Innovative Digital Health Technologies

3:00       Nina Vasan (Stanford University and Real): Direct to Consumer Opportunities and Challenges

3:20       Loleta Robinson (NIH SEED): The Path to Revenue

3:40       Panel Discussion led by Lisa Marsch (Dartmouth) with Theme 3 Presenters

4:25       Closing remarks

4:35       Meeting Adjourns