How can social media be harnessed to support mental health? Can acts of kindness be digitized to boost resilience? How might an app deepen real-world relationships? At Hopelab, we’re applying behavioral science to answer these and many other big questions facing digital health today.

Our team of interdisciplinary scientists and behavioral health experts conducts research within communities to help advance impact, adapt offerings, and improve equitable health outcomes.

Featured Research

Mother looking down at baby on a bed.

The present study explores barriers and facilitators experienced by public health nurses introducing a mobile health technology platform (Goal Mama) to the Nurse-Family Partnership home-visiting program.

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One year into the pandemic, a new survey reveals that teens and young adults are actively turning to online sources to cope with mental health.

Nod mobile application example

Read the results of the pilot randomized controlled trial on the nod smartphone app created to address loneliness among college students.