App Design

What is iHeartDepCare?

An app to connect heart disease patients with mental health treatment and education.

At Columbia University Medical Center, I worked with a team of doctors, researchers, and developers to create iHeart. I led design changes and created the tool flow and the educational resource guide. Additionally, I filmed and edited videos of patients and providers featured in the app. I also recorded and edited the voiceover to assist users in navigating iHeart. Extensive user research was conducted, making the app easy to use and valuable to patients. Throughout the process, I worked with the developers to ensure that changes were made accurately.


Despite extensive research on the relationship between depression and heart disease mortality, heart disease patients remained sub-optimally screened and treated for depression. iHeart tests a theory-informed multi-level implementation strategy centered around patient activation with the goal of improving the uptake of depression treatment and reducing maladaptive behaviors in coronary heart disease patients (NHLBI PI Moise).

Healthcare app design