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, and the Global Head of Mental Health for K Health.  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 the use of technology to improve the delivery of mental healthcare with an emphasis on text-based psychotherapy.  Dr. Hudenko is particularly interested in how technology can transform the collaborative care process.

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Dr. Hudenko has a background in coding and is the former C.E.O. of three different mental health technology companies: Incente, L.L.C., Voi Inc., and Trusst Health Inc. Trusst was recently acquired by K Health, where Dr. Hudenko now serves as their Global Head of Mental Health and directs all mental health services for the company.

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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. (2020). Validation of the Emotional Tone Index for Families (ETIF): A multi-informant measure of emotional closeness. Family Process. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12608

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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