John Torous, MD (Beth Israel Deaconess) speaks at the Technology in Psychiatry Summit 2017

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

PANEL: “Connecting with Technology : Why Psychiatry (Still) Needs Data Science”

Advances in technology are creating almost limitless potential sources of data for understanding health and human behavior. This panel focused 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.



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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