Integrated Digital Technology Mental Health Research


i-mHealth Research Collaborative is an Integrated Digital Technology Mental Health Research Team (i-mHealth)

Integrated Digital Technology Research (i-mHealth) Group focuses on research related to mobile apps and other technological interventions seeking to improve mental health outcomes of underrepresented patient populations. The group is led by Dr. Maggie Emerson of UNMC College of Nursing. The group specifically focuses on research embedded in the integrated care setting where patients can receive collaborative, interdisciplinary management of mental health conditions. Their efforts aim to improve access to psychiatric care in the primary care environment through the systematic use of Psychiatric Consultant experts, Behavioral Health Care Providers, technology, and digital or integrated care training.

i-mHealth Research Collaborative

Key Projects

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The Team

Maggie Emerson, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, UNMC
Danae Dinkel, Associate Professor, School of Health & Kinesiology, University of Nebraska at Omaha 
David Johnson, Assistant Professor & Director of Behavioral Health Resident Education, Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University

Carli Zegers , DEI Director, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Kansas

Trey Andrews, Associate Professor, Joint appointed in the Department of Psychology and Institute for Ethnic Studies (Latinx Studies), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Emeritus Team Members


Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway , Professor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, UNMC 


Student Members (Past and Present) and Contributions

Robbin Thomas

UNMC MPH Epidemiology Student

Hannah Cochran

UNO Psychology Student

Halie Frideres

UNMC MPH Biostatistics Student

Casey Granger

UNMC-CON, Graduate Assistant in PMHNP Program

Priyanka Chaudhary

UNO PhD Candidate Exercise Science-Physical Activity

Maria S. Mickles

UNMC MPH Public Health Administration and Policy Student

Maxwell Lawlor

UNMC MPH and MD Student

Team Collaborations

APA Paper



i-mHealth in social media


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