3:20 - 4:05 pmSaturday, September 26
LK 120
The future of digital mental health
LK 120
The future of digital mental health
UC Davis
Harvard Medical School
National Center for PTSD
Harvard Medical School
Steven Chan (@StevenChanMDwww.stevenchanMD.com) is regarded as an accomplished top thinker in the intersection of healthcare, behavior, medicine, business, and technology. Steve not only reports on the latest technology trends as contributor to iMedicalApps.com — a leading news site written by physicians for physicians on mobile health — but also develops cutting-edge research in the areas of asynchronous telepsychiatry, smartphones and mobile wearable devices for mental health, and applications for cultural psychiatry and underserved minority health.
Steve's ideas, thoughts, and research have been featured in JAMA, Healthcare, and JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research). He has designed and developed interactive voice user interfaces at Microsoft. With the support of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Steve serves as current American Psychiatric Association (APA) & SAMHSA MFP Fellow to the APA Council of Communications and Workgroup on Mental Health & Psychiatric Apps.
Dr. Chan draws from his extensive training at the University of California’s leading institutes — with computer science & engineering at UC Berkeley and informatics coursework at Stanford University; medical training at UCLA, UC San Francisco, UC Davis, UC Irvine, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City; and business & healthcare administration at UC Irvine. As a current resident physician in psychiatry & behavioral sciences at UC Davis School of Medicine, Dr. Chan treats a variety of patients, including veterans, felons, and the homeless.
Steve has an established reputation for business strategy and creativity. He has presented inspiring, well-researched talks at the national Health 2.0 conference in Silicon Valley, Institute for Psychiatric Services, the American Telemedicine Association, and for the California Healthcare Foundation Design-a-thon. Steve has also led winning collaborative teams at numerous health tech competitions, including the UC Berkeley-Genentech Hacking Health competition and the Health 2.0 San Francisco code-a-thon twice.
Giving back is important to Steve. He currently volunteers as preceptor at a UC Davis free clinic for the medically underserved. He mentors over 200 students for the Edge Interns program, designed to empower undergraduates and graduate students from around the United States. He has also trained future physicians in topics ranging from organic chemistry to computer science to topics in psychopharmacology and cultural and linguistic diversity in medicine. He has made healthcare technology accessible to his local community as co-founder of Health 2.0 Sacramento. And, he volunteers as third-in-command at the Kraken Con semi-annual pop culture convention for families and fans.

Dr. Joe Ruzek is a clinical psychologist specializing in treatment of post-traumatic stress problems. He currently serves as Director of the Dissemination and Training Division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. His current work focuses on dissemination of evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatments for PTSD, early intervention to prevent development of PTSD, and development of Internet- and smartphone-based interventions for trauma survivors. Joe is a member of teams that have developed widely used technology products like the PTSD Coach app and afterdeployment.org. He served as co-chair of the VA-DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Traumatic Stress and was an editor of two editions of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Trauma and of Caring for Veterans with Deployment-Related Stress Disorders: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Beyond. He is a past member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Board of Directors.

John Torous is a fourth year psychiatry resident at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He has a background in electrical engineering and computer sciences and received an undergraduate degree in the field from UC Berkeley before attending medical school at UC San Diego. As a resident, he has been active in investigating the potential of mobile mental health technologies for psychiatry and created his own apps for the iTunes and Android stores, served a principal investigator on a smartphone depression screening app study, and published numerous papers on the topic. He currently leads the American Psychiatric Association’s task force on the evaluation of commercial smartphone apps and in 2014 was awarded an Outstanding Resident Award for research by the National Institute of Mental Health. He is an assistant editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry and section editor for the Asian Journal of Psychiatry.

Dr Yellowlees is Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Professor of Psychiatry at UC Davis, where he also is Chair of the Medical Staff Wellbeing Committee. He is a member of the Institute of Medicines review committee evaluating the national VA mental health services for veterans, Vice President of the American Telemedicine Association, and Chair of the Board of HealthLinkNow Inc. He is an experienced speaker and media commentator who writes and produces regular video editorials for Medscape. He has a number of research interests and is presently working on projects involving physician health and wellness, Internet e-mail and video consultation services and the development and validation of asynchronous telepsychiatry. Dr. Yellowlees has worked in public and private sectors in the USA, Australia and the UK, in academia, and in rural settings. He has published five books and over 200 scientific articles and book chapters.

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