Published on in Vol 11, No 1 (2019): Jan-Mar

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
Application of Community-Engaged Research to Inform the Development and Implementation of a Peer-Delivered Mobile Health Intervention for Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Application of Community-Engaged Research to Inform the Development and Implementation of a Peer-Delivered Mobile Health Intervention for Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Application of Community-Engaged Research to Inform the Development and Implementation of a Peer-Delivered Mobile Health Intervention for Adults With Serious Mental Illness


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  4. Fortuna K, Ferron J, Pratt S, Muralidharan A, Aschbrenner K, Williams A, Deegan P, Salzer M. Unmet Needs of People with Serious Mental Illness: Perspectives from Certified Peer Specialists. Psychiatric Quarterly 2019;90(3):579 View
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  8. Fortuna K, Myers A, Walsh D, Walker R, Mois G, Brooks J. Strategies to Increase Peer Support Specialists’ Capacity to Use Digital Technology in the Era of COVID-19: Pre-Post Study. JMIR Mental Health 2020;7(7):e20429 View
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  10. Snaman J, Helton G, Baker J, Morris S, Al-Sayegh H, Ma C, Wolfe J. Engaging Parents of Children Who Died from Cancer in Research on the Early Grief Experience. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2020 View
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  13. Bianco C, Myers A, Smagula S, Fortuna K. Can Smartphone Apps Assist People with Serious Mental Illness in Taking Medications as Prescribed?. Sleep Medicine Clinics 2021;16(1):213 View
  14. Carpenter-Song E, Acquilano S, Noel V, Al-Abdulmunem M, Torous J, Drake R. Individualized Intervention to Support Mental Health Recovery Through Implementation of Digital Tools into Clinical Care: Feasibility Study. Community Mental Health Journal 2022;58(1):99 View
  15. Myers A, Collins-Pisano C, Ferron J, Fortuna K. Feasibility and Preliminary Effectiveness of a Peer-Developed and Virtually Delivered Community Mental Health Training Program (Emotional CPR): Pre-Post Study. Journal of Participatory Medicine 2021;13(1):e25867 View
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  18. Collins-Pisano C, Johnson M, Mois G, Brooks J, Myers A, Mazina D, Storm M, Wright M, Berger N, Kasper A, Fox A, MacDonald S, Schultze S, Bohm A, Hill J, Fortuna K. Introduction to the Coproduction of Supervision Standards for Digital Peer Support: Qualitative Study. JMIR Human Factors 2023;10:e40607 View
  19. Myers A, Mbao M, Kadakia A, Collings S, Fortuna K. Experiences of Community Members Engaged in eCPR (Emotional Connecting, Empowering, Revitalizing) Training: Qualitative Focus Group Study. JMIR Formative Research 2022;6(6):e32219 View
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  21. Fortuna K, Wright A, Mois G, Myers A, Kadakia A, Collins-Pisano C. Feasibility, Acceptability, and Potential Utility of Peer-supported Ecological Momentary Assessment Among People with Serious Mental Illness: a Pilot Study. Psychiatric Quarterly 2022;93(3):717 View
  22. Venegas M, Brooks J, Myers A, Storm M, Fortuna K. Peer Support Specialists and Service Users’ Perspectives on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security of Digital Mental Health. IEEE Pervasive Computing 2022;21(2):41 View
  23. Khalili-Mahani N, Holowka E, Woods S, Khaled R, Roy M, Lashley M, Glatard T, Timm-Bottos J, Dahan A, Niesters M, Hovey R, Simon B, Kirmayer L. Play the Pain: A Digital Strategy for Play-Oriented Research and Action. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2021;12 View
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  27. Yeary K, Clark N, Saad-Harfouche F, Erwin D, Kuliszewski M, Li Q, McCann S, Yu H, Lincourt C, Zoellner J, Tang L. Cruciferous Vegetable Intervention to Reduce the Risk of Cancer Recurrence in Non–Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer Survivors: Development Using a Systematic Process. JMIR Cancer 2022;8(1):e32291 View
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  34. Fortuna K, Bohm A, Lebby S, Holden K, Agic B, Cosco T, Walker R. Examining the Feasibility, Acceptability, and Effectiveness of Remote Training on Community-Based Participatory Research: Single-Arm Pre-Post Pilot Study. Journal of Participatory Medicine 2024;16:e48707 View
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