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William J Hudenko, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College


Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Vanderbilt University
B.A., University of Michigan

Contact Information

Phone: 603-646-2183
Email: William.J.Hudenko@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

Technology & mental health
Message-based intervention
Suicide prevention

Courses Taught

Forms of Therapy
Clinical Science Practicum
Autism: The Science, Story, & Experience
Abnormal Psychology


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, the Chief Executive Officer of Voi, Inc., and the President of Trusst Health Inc. 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 understanding the use of technology to improve the delivery of mental healthcare with an emphasis on using technology to better predict and prevent suicide. Dr. Hudenko is particularly interested in how technology can transform the collaborative care process.

Dr. Hudenko has a background in web design and coding and is the former C.E.O. of Incente, L.L.C. Incente's flagship product Proxi (http://proxi.care) was designed to transform mental healthcare delivery through the innovative use of technology. Proxi was publicly released in 2015 and was acquired in 2017 by Voi Inc. Proxi was intended to provide mental health clinicians with new ways of collaborating with patients and monitoring progress

Selected Publications


  • 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.

  • 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

  • Kerr, S., Hudenko, W., Godfrey, D., Lundgren, S., O’Malley, J., & Sharp, C. (in press) Validation of the Emotional Tone Index for Families (ETIF): A multi-informant measure of emotional closeness. Family Process