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Dr. Baumel joined the Department of Community Mental Health at the University of Haifa as a senior lecturer in October 2017. He completed his M.A. in Clinical Child Psychology and Ph.D. at Bar-Ilan University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist, and completed his clinical internship at Ramat Chen Mental Health Center where he treated children, parents, and adults. Amit completed his post-doctoral training at Psychiatry Research within The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research under the supervision of Dr. John M. Kane, and then became a faculty member in Zucker School of Medicine at Northwell-Hofstra, NY.
Amit has more than 15 years of experience in design, research and development of user centered technological products, especially within the mental health domain. Besides clinical and research record Amit has hands on experience in the Hitech industry, in product/user experience design and big data analysis.
Baumel, A., Edan, S., & Kane, J. M. (2019). Is there a trial bias impacting user engagement with unguided e-mental health interventions? A systematic comparison of published reports and real-world usage of the same programs. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 9(6). 1020-1033.
Baumeister, H., Kraft, R., Baumel, A., Pryss, R., & Messner, E. M. (2019). Persuasive eHealth design for behavior change. In C. Montag (Ed.), Digital Phenotyping and Mobile Sensing. Basel, Switzerland: Springer.
Baumel, A., & Kane, J. M. (2019). Objective user engagement with mental health apps: Systematic search and panel-based usage analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(9), e14567.
Baumel, A., & Kane, J. M. (2018). Examining predictors of real-world user engagement with self-guided eHealth interventions: Analysis of mobile apps and websites using a novel dataset. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(12), e11491.
Baumel, A., & Yom-Tov, E. (2018). Predicting user adherence to behavioral eHealth interventions in the real world: Examining which aspects of intervention design matter most. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 8(5), 793-798. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibx037
Baumel, A. (2018). The treatment of childhood disruptive behavior disorders in ambulatory mental health centers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(4), 1110-1114. doi: 10.1007/s10826-017-0957-4
Baumel, A., Tinkelman, A., Mathur, N., & Kane, J. M. (2018). Digital peer-support platform (7Cups) as an adjunct treatment for women with postpartum depression: Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(2), e38.
Baumel, A., & Faber, K. (2018). Evaluating Triple-P Online Digital Parent Training Program. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 50, 538-543. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2017.10.001
Baumel, A., Birnbaum, M. L., & Sucala, M. (2017). A Systematic review and taxonomy of published quality criteria related to the evaluation of user-facing eHealth programs. Journal of Medical Systems, 41(8), 128. doi: 10.1007/s10916-017-0776-6
Birnbaum, M. L., Garrett, C., Baumel, A., Scovel, M., Rizvy, A. F., Muscat, W., & Kane, J. M. (2017). Using digital media advertising in early psychosis intervention. Psychiatric Services, 68(11), 1144-1149. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201600571
Baumel, A., Pawar, A., Mathur, N., Kane, J. M., & Corell, C. U. (2017). Technology assisted parent training programs for children and adolescents with disruptive behaviors: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 78(8), e957-e969. doi: 10.4088/JCP.16r11063
Berant, E., & Baumel, A. (2017). Attachment styles as contributors to dispositional envy and coping with contextual deficiency priming. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 8(2), 101-114. doi: 10.1080/21507686.2017.1337647
Muench F. *, & Baumel A. * (2017). More than a text message: Dismantling digital triggers to curate behavior change in patient centered health. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(5), e147.
Baumel, A., Faber, K., Mathur, N., Kane, J. M., & Muench, F. (2017). Enlight: A comprehensive quality and therapeutic potential evaluation tool for mobile and web-based eHealth interventions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(3), e82.
Muench F., van Stolk-Cooke K., Kuerbis A., Stadler G., Baumel A., Shao S., McKay J. R., & Morgenstern, J. (2017). A randomized controlled pilot trial of different mobile messaging interventions for problem drinking compared to weekly drink tracking. PLoS ONE, 12(2), e0167900.
Baumel, A., Wolmer, L., Laor, N., & Toren, P. (2016). Assessing the use of the child attachment interview in a sample of Israeli Jewish children. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 53(3):56-61.
Baumel, A. (2016). Making the Case for a Feasible Evaluation Method of Available E-Mental Health Products. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research [Epub a head of print]. doi:10.1007/s10488-016-0764-z.
Baumel, A., Pawar, A., Kane, J. M., & Corell, C. U. (2016). Digital parent training for children with disruptive behaviors: a meta-analysis of randomized trials. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 26(8), 740-749.
Baumel, A., Correll, C. U., Hauser, M., Brunette, M. F., Rotondi, A., Ben-Zeev, D., Gottlieb, J. B., Mueser, K. T., Achtyes, E. D., Schooler, N. R., Robinson, D. G., Gingerich, S., Marcy, P., Meyer-Kalos, P. S., Kane, J. M. (2016). Health technology intervention after hospitalization in schizophrenia: Service utilization and user satisfaction. Psychiatric Services, 67(9), 1035-1038.
Baumel, A., Correll, C. U., & Birnbaum, M. (2016). Adaptation of a peer based online emotional support program as an adjunct to treatment for people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Internet Interventions, 4, 35-42.
Baumel, A., & Schueller, S. M. (2016). Adjusting an available online peer support platform in a program to supplement the treatment of perinatal depression and anxiety. JMIR Mental Health, 3(1), e11.
Baumel, A., & Muench, F. (2016). Heuristic evaluation of eHealth interventions: Establishing standards that relate to the therapeutic process perspective. JMIR Mental Health, 3(1), e5.
Baumel, A. (2015). Online emotional support delivered by trained volunteers: Users’ satisfaction and their perception of the service compared to psychotherapy. Journal of Mental Health, 24(5), 313-320. doi: 10.3109/09638237.2015.1079308
van Stolk-Cooke, K., Hayes, M., Baumel, A., Muench, F. (2015) Understanding text-based persuasion and support tactics of concerned significant others. Peer J, 3, e1151. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1151
Baumel, A., & Berant, E. (2015). The role of attachment styles in malicious envy manifestations. Journal of Research in Personality, 55, 1-9.