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Dr. Jason Owen is a licensed clinical psychologist and mobile apps team lead for the National Center for PTSD. He completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University, doctoral and public health degrees at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and internship and post-doctoral training at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Owen’s research interests focus on the use of technology to maximize the public health impact of psychological interventions for those with PTSD and other chronic physical and mental health conditions. He is currently funded by NIH to examine the impact of social networking on outcomes of web-based interventions. He is currently conducting research related to continuous evaluation of population-facing mobile apps, mechanisms to improve engagement with self-guided interventions, and clinical dashboards to improve provider-patient communication and reduce premature dropout from treatment. Current ongoing studies include pilot trials of PTSD Family Coach for caregivers of Veterans with PTSD, Couples Coach for addressing functional problems in Veterans and their partners, Mindfulness Coach in Veterans with PTSD and those experiencing cancer-related medical trauma, and VetChange for reducing problem drinking in Veterans with PTSD. Additionally, Dr. Owen is helping to coordinate a team focused on UX (User Experience) design to elicit Veteran and stakeholder input on PTSD Coach, Family Coach, and other apps in NCPTSD’s portfolio of mobile mental health apps. Dr. Owen has provided clinical and research supervision for many practicum students and interns and contributes expertise in web and mobile-based interventions.

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