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The mission of the Internet World Health Research Center (IWHRC) is to harness the power of technology to reach those most in need with effective interventions that can be administered via the Internet or via a mobile device.

Our goals are:

  • To contribute to the reduction of global health disparities
  • To develop evidence-based self-help Internet and mobile-based interventions and to make them available to anyone around the world at no cost
  • To conduct innovative eHealth and mHealth research


Alinne Barrera, PhD, won a prestigious Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology, from Division 12 of the American Psychological Association!

The Mood Screener study is now available in Arabic. Take a look here: Mood Screener.

A few recent publications by IWHRC researchers:
  - Gross, M. S., Liu, N. H., Muñoz, R. F., Contreras, O., & Leykin, Y. (2014). Using Google AdWords for international multilingual recruitment to health research websites. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 16, e18. http://www.jmir.org/2014/1/e18/
  - Barrera, A. Z., Kelman, A. R., & Muñoz, R. F. (2014). Keywords to recruit Spanish- and English-speaking participants: evidence from an online postpartum depression randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 16, e6. http://www.jmir.org/2014/1/e6/
  - Barrera, A.Z., & Muñoz, R.F. (2013). Using technology to extend the reach of psychological services. The Clinical Psychologist, 6(4), 3-7.

IWHRC now has a listserv! The address is: IWHRC@listsrv.ucsf.edu
To join this listserv, please contact us.

Generous support for our projects has been provided by the
Brin Wojcicki Foundation
Google Grants
Anonymous gift

Updated: February 25, 2014