Sunday, August 14, 2022

Dr. Bill Hudenko, PhD, Global Head of Mental Health at K Health

Today’s guest is Dr. Bill Hudenko. Dr. Hudenko is a licensed psychologist who has extensive clinical experience working with children who have disruptive-behavior disorders and autism-spectrum disorders. Dr. Hudenko is 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. He is also an entrepreneur and innovator in the area text-based behavioral health care. In this interview, we talk about how he came to the field of psychology, his research into laughter, and how his love of technology, and desire for an iPad, led him to explore text-based psychotherapy, and ultimately set him on the road to being an entrepreneur in the field of behavioral health. 

You’ll hear me say, “wow!” a lot in this interview because Dr. Hudenko’s research and entrepreneurial efforts, especially now with his role at K-Health, seem to promise real improvements in cost, access, and quality for healthcare. 

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K Health

Voi Health

Dartmouth Health Bio

Article: Laughter differs in children with autism: An acoustic analysis of laughs produced by children with and without the disorder