William J Hudenko

Academic Appointments

Research Assistant Professor

Bill Hudenko, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of clinical psychology at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, the Chief Executive Officer of Voi, Inc., and the President of Trusst Health Inc.  Dr. Hudenko is a licensed psychologist who has extensive clinical experience working with children who have disruptive-behavior disorders and autism-spectrum disorders (ASD).  His prior research includes work on the vocal expression of emotion in children with autism, and the influence of affective cues on the learning of young children.  Currently, his research is focused on understanding the use of technology to improve the delivery of mental healthcare with an emphasis on using technology to better predict and prevent suicide.  Dr. Hudenko is particularly interested in how technology can transform the collaborative care process.

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Dr. Hudenko has a background in web design and coding and is the former C.E.O. of Incente, L.L.C.  Incente's flagship product Proxi (http://proxi.care) was designed to transform mental healthcare delivery through the innovative use of technology. Proxi was publicly released in 2015 and was acquired in 2017 by Voi Inc.  Proxi was intended to provide mental health clinicians with new ways of collaborating with patients and monitoring progress

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257 Moore Hall, Psychological Brain Sciences
HB 7750
Psychological and Brain Sciences
B.A. University of Michigan
M.A. Vanderbilt University
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

Selected Publications

Ben-Zeev, D., Buck, B., Meller, S., Hudenko W.J., & Hallgren. K.A. (2020) Augmenting mental health services with a texting mobile interventionist: Pilot randomized controlled trial. Psychiatric Services. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.202000239

Kerr, S., Hudenko, W., Godfrey, D., Lundgren, S., O’Malley, J., & Sharp, C. (in press). Validation of the Emotional Tone Index for Families (ETIF): A multi-informant measure of emotional closeness. Family Process. 

Althoff, R., Frering, H., Maruti, S., Helzer, J. Hudenko, W., Bidad, R., Herrington, R., Cats-Baril, W., & Desjardins, I. (2020). Construct and predictive validity of the Systematic Expert Risk Assessment for Suicide (SERAS) in the Emergency Department setting. Manuscript under review.

Hudenko, W.J., & Magenheimer, M. (2012). Listeners prefer the laughs of children with autism to those of typically developing children. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice. 16(6), 641-55.

Hudenko, W.J., Stone, W., & Bachorowski, J.-A. (2009). Laughter differs in children with autism: An acoustic analysis of laughs produced by children with and without the disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(10), 1392-1400.

Kaplan, P.A., Bachorowski, J.-A., Smoski, M.J., & Hudenko, W.J. (2002). Infants of depressed mothers, although competent learners, fail to learn in response to their own mothers’ infant-directed speech. Psychological Science, 13, 268-271.

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