) 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.