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Beth Jaworski, PhD

Beth Jaworski, PhD

Portrait of Beth Jaworski, PhD

Health Science Specialist

Dissemination and Training Division

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  • University of California-Santa Cruz, Social Psychology, PhD, 2012
  • University of California-Santa Cruz, Social Psychology, MS, 2007
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Psychology, BA, 2004

Expertise and Interests

  • Mobile Mental Health Interventions for Traumatic Stress and PTSD
  • Technologies for Alleviating Mental Health Disparities
  • Media Framing of PTSD
  • mHealth Dissemination Strategies

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Mood Challenge

Selected Publications

Miller, K. E., Kuhn, E., Yu, J., Owen, J. E., Jaworski, B. K., Taylor, K., Blonigen, D. M., & Possemato, K. (2019). Use and perceptions of mobile apps for patients among VA primary care mental and behavioral health providers. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 50(3), 204-209.

Owen, J., Kuhn, E., Jaworski, B., McGee-Vincent, P., Juhasz, K., Hoffman, J., & Rosen, C. (2018). VA mobile apps for PTSD and related problems: public health resources for veterans and those who care for them. MHealth, 4(7). Retrieved from

Owen, J.E., Jaworski, B. K., Kuhn, E. R., Hoffman, J. E., Schievelbein, L., Chang, A., Ramsey, K. R., & Rosen, C. (2017). Development of a mobile app for family members of Veterans with PTSD: Identifying needs and modifiable factors associated with burden, depression, and anxiety. Journal of Family Studies, 1-22, doi: 10.1080/13229400.2017.1377629

Ruzek, J. I., Kuhn, E., Jaworski, B. K., Owen, J. E., & Ramsey, K. M. (2016). Mobile mental health interventions following war and disaster. mHealth, 2:37.

Owen, J. E, Jaworski, B. K., Kuhn, E., Makin-Byrd, K. N., Ramsey, K. M., & Hoffman, J. E. (2015). mHealth in the wild: Using novel data to examine the reach, use, and impact of PTSD Coach. JMIR Mental Health, 2(1):e7, doi: 10.2196/mental.3935.

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