DateSeptember 26, 2019
Many of the veterans who come home from combat zones by the thousands with high rates of mental illness, as well as the clinicians treating them, face barriers to achieving effective outcomes. Today, host Dr. Ayanna Howard is joined by Rosa Arriaga, a senior research scientist in the School of Interactive Computing, whose new grant from the National Science Foundation aims to take this challenge head-on. What are the challenges to effective care of patients facing PTSD or other chronic illnesses? Can usable computational tools be the key to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment? Why is it important that we in the computing community continue to think about how our technologies work for people in the real world?