Your Smartphone Will See You Now – John Torous (TIPS 2017)

Advances in technology are creating almost limitless potential sources of data for understanding health and human behavior. This panel, Connecting with Technology: Why Psychiatry (Still) Needs Data Science, focuses on how we can take advantage of some of these data sources in the clinic and in the research laboratory using modern data analytic and machine learning approaches to generate insights and improve clinical care.

This talk was part of the 2017 Technology in Psychiatry Summit, sponsored by the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry on November 6-7, 2017, at the JB Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School.

John Torous, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist with a background in electrical engineering and computer science who researches digital mental health, specifically mobile mental health technology. He is the co-director of the digital psychiatry program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He chairs the American Psychiatric Association’s smartphone app evaluation workgroup, is editor of the journal JMIR Mental Health, and an advisor to the Precision Medicine Initiative’s mood research efforts.

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