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A fresh update to the newsletter
When you signed up for this newsletter (over 2 years ago), I promised that I wouldn’t fill your inbox. And I guess I’m glad I kept that promise! Haha :-)
But it’s high time I provided an update to all of you who work in the behavioral sciences and are interested in the intersection of software and clinical interventions.
But first, a quick question: how has the pandemic changed your work? Has it spurred any new research curiosities? Has remote work changed your perspective on your work in any way? I’d love to know. Just hit Reply and send me a sentence or two about how things are going.
Ok, here’s my update. I’ll keep it brief, and trust that you’ll reply with questions!
I’m still teaching at the University of Chicago
Since 2019, we’ve provided software for studies at Northwestern, Penn State, and Duke. Those studies are ongoing and we will continue to support them for the next few years.
Currently designing new software for the groups at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Hackensack Meridian Health System.
In 2023, we’re looking forward to starting a new project at Massachusetts General Hospital, and have signed letters of support for new grants at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown. Fingers crossed on those!
We have a new thing! It’s a wonderful text messaging platform that provides a flat price for everything you need for a text-messaging study. For more information, head over to https://smsinterventions.com or reply to this email for more info.
Much of my time is spent zooming with researchers to provide advice and insight into how to choose the right technologies for their upcoming studies. If you’re trying to find a dev shop in your area, let me know just in case I can refer you to some reputable that I already know.
If you’re thinking about approaching a dev shop about a project, but feel intimidated (who wouldn’t be?), we have lots of resources to help you prepare for the most frequent questions and pitfalls when signing a contract: https://softwareforresearch.com/resources
That’s it for this time, because I want to keep these newsletters short. See you next month. In the meantime, if there’s anything I can do to help, let me know.
This is the Software for Research Newsletter, a newsletters for academics covering the intersection of behavioral science and software.