Dr. Lauren Franz Examines Telehealth as a Research Tool in the US and South Africa

Dr. Lauren Franz, a Global Health Pathway alumna and Duke Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was recently published in the journal¬†Autism. Her work explored how telehealth has been an important tool for behavioral intervention during the COVID-19 pandemic in both the United States and South Africa. She and her team also looked at how telehealth may or may not be equitable and available to geographically and socio-economically diverse participant groups.¬† By examining the short comings and the strengths of research by telehealth, Dr. Franz hopes to find more ways telehealth can work for families around the world and bridge the “digital divide”.