Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Digital Innovation & WonderLab
Investigators at NYU Langone’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry conduct digital innovation research, leveraging technology and data science in ways that improve the quality and accessibility of mental healthcare for children and adolescents.
What informs our research and digital innovation agenda is the recognition that the majority of children and adolescents with mental health conditions do not have access to treatment, and even fewer have access to evidence-based care.
Our digital innovation portfolio crosses NYU Langone Health’s research, clinical, and education missions and encompasses digital tools (research), telepsychiatry (clinical), and digital resources (education).
To accelerate the pace of research and advance the science of child and adolescent mental health, we have established an in-house digital innovation laboratory called WonderLab. At WonderLab, child mental health experts, software developers, user experience designers, data scientists, and engineers build beautiful, fun, and engaging digital tools that help children, families, and clinicians learn about and address mental healthcare needs while generating new scientific knowledge about child mental health.
WonderLab’s mission is to transform the science and practice of child mental health using technology to engage parents as our design, discovery, and care partners.
WonderLab’s cross-functional, multidisciplinary team works with NYU Langone’s Medical Center Information Technology (MCIT) and outside technology collaborators to build and deploy novel tools and approaches that are evidence-based, developmentally sensitive, and scalable, and that empower children and adolescents with diverse mental healthcare needs and their families.
As a leader in bioethics and child mental health in the digital age, and caretakers of some of the most vulnerable children and families, WonderLab continually works to establish best practices regarding ethics, privacy, and data security in child mental health digital innovation.
We offer a framework for how researchers, healthcare providers, engineers, and designers can work together to develop products, tools, and approaches at an academic medical center. WonderLab not only leads by example, we actively share our processes to enable others to achieve similar success.
To find out more about the WonderLab, email us at email@example.com.