Dr. Julie Kinn

Julie T. Kinn, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and the Deputy Director of the Mobile Health Program at theNational Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2). She oversees the development of mobile health applications to support the military community.

The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Center for Telehealth & Technology, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

 

Pokemon GO: An Annoying Win for Mental Health

As both a psychologist and a gamer, I’m thrilled with the success of the mobile app Pokemon GO, the location-based, augmented reality game where players use their smartphones to locate virtual Pokemon characters in real-world locations. I’m guessing that you’re either playing the game yourself or have run across players. And I mean that literally: the game can be so absorbing that players walk into pedestrians, crash into police cars and have even been robbed. Sounds annoying, right?

A Skeptic Learns from Deepak Chopra - at a Military Health Conference

Dr. Julie Kinn with Dr. Deepak Chopra at DoD/VA Resilience Conference

While attending the first-ever Military and VA Resiliency Summit in San Diego last month, I had two epiphanies while listening to keynote speaker Dr. Deepak Chopra:

Podcasts Help Providers Stay Current

More than just a source of free entertainment, podcasts are poised to become a leading form of education for health care providers and treatment teams. Although currently less than 20 percent of Americans regularly listen to podcasts, data from the Pew Research Center indicate that online broadcasting is steadily increasing its audience.

Four Ways Technology Can Help You Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking can be like a bad road trip: it takes longer than expected and there can be lots of wrong turns. However, just like we now use GPS and mobile apps to help us navigate journeys, information technology (IT) can be a useful co-pilot while you quit smoking. In this post, I take you through four factors that are important for kicking the habit, and show ways you can use mobile health and other technologies to achieve success.

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