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.


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.

AfterDeployment: Five Years and Still Going Strong

We’re pretty excited about the fifth anniversary of one of T2’s flagship products, the website AfterDeployment (AD). For me, the best thing about AD is that I can always depend on the site to provide current and evidence-based content for almost any behavioral health issue.

In addition to constant review to make sure the content is fresh and accurate, we’ve also made some major additions and improvements over the last five years, including:

Usability Testing Primer: What it is and Why We Need It

Not only do mHealth resources need to be engaging, factually accurate, and useful, they need to be usable. What is the difference between useful and usable you ask? Please allow me to step onto my soapbox.

Physician Heal Thyself: New App Promotes Provider Resilience

Provider Resilience Value Card from the Virtues Project Int.

Exercise, mental health days, proper nutrition – sure, providers know how to take care of themselves. The hard part is actually following through. To help support military, civilian Department of Defense (DoD), and TRICARE providers, T2 recently developed a mobile app called Provider Resilience.


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