About the Journal

Editorial Board


John Torous, MD, MBI

Director of the Division of Digital Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Torous is director of the digital psychiatry division in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching hospital, where he also serves as a staff psychiatrist and academic faculty. 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. He completed his psychiatry residency, fellowship in clinical informatics, and master's degree in biomedical informatics at Harvard. Dr. Torous is active in investigating the potential of mobile mental health technologies for psychiatry and has published over 75 peer-reviewed articles and 5 book chapters on the topic. He serves as editor-in-chief of JMIR Mental Health, currently leads the American Psychiatric Association's work group on the evaluation of smartphone apps, and is an advisor to the smartphone mood study within the NIH's one million person All of Us research program.

Shruti Kochhar, BPharm, MS, Managing Editor

Editorial Board Members 

Associate Editors

Philip Batterham, PhD

Associate Professor, The Australian National University, Australia

Dr. Batterham is a Professor and Co-Head of the Centre for Mental Health Research at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. His research interests are in trialing and implementing digital programs to prevent suicide and mental health problems, detecting mental ill health in the community, and reducing barriers to care. His training is in psychology, biostatistics, and population mental health. 

Nicole Benson, MD

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Nicole M. Benson, MD, MBI is a child and adult psychiatrist and mental health services researcher. After completing a clinical informatics fellowship, she assumed her roles as the Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at McLean Hospital and the Medical Director for Digital Solutions for Behavioral and Mental Health at Mass General Brigham. She is interested in the use of technology in psychiatric care. Her research involves integrating insurance claims datasets with electronic health records to study the way children and young adults access and receive mental health care.

Tanvi Ranjan, PhD

Research Scientist, Meta Reality Labs, USA

Tanvi Ranjan has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics with a focus on Neuroscience from Harvard University. Dr. Ranjan's research focuses on neuromotor control and interfaces, along with mental health technology. She specializes in neuroscience, with a particular emphasis on the utilization of technology in mental health. She also has expertise in designing state-of-the-art brain-machine interfaces.

Gillian Strudwick, RN, PhD

Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada

Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada

Gillian Strudwick is a Registered Nurse, holding the positions of Chief Clinical Informatics Officer and Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is also an Associate Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Strudwick serves as a board member for AMS Healthcare and the Village Family Health Team. She is a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Nursing.

Henry Onyeaka, MD, MPH

Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Onyeaka is a resident psychiatrist and is currently the chief resident of addiction psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital, both Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospitals, where he also serves as a teaching fellow. He completed his undergraduate degree and medical education from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology and then subsequently completed a master's degree in public health with a focus on quantitative methods at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Onyeaka is passionate and active in investigating the role of digital tools and technologies for psychiatry, substance use disorders, and chronic diseases, and has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles on the topic.

Christian G. Huber, PD, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Universität Basel, Switzerland

Christian Huber is a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Universität Basel, Switzerland, and a head of the department at the Adult Psychiatry Clinic, Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken (UPK) Basel, Switzerland. At UPK Basel, he is in charge of the Department of Psychotic Disorders and the Hometreatment Team. His scientific interests are focused on translational research and rooted in clinical psychiatry, social psychiatry, and health services research, covering schizophrenia spectrum disorders, agitation and aggression, compulsory measures in psychiatry, stigmatization, early detection and treatment of psychiatric disorders, and psychodiagnostics.

David Gratzer, MD

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada

Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada

David Gratzer is an attending psychiatrist at CAMH and serves as the co-chief of the General Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems Division. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He has published in the area of technology and therapy, including in CMAJ, and has presented research findings at major conferences. He is an Associate Editor of The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and an Editorial Board member of The British Journal of Psychiatry. His research interests include mental health service delivery and the use of technology. He blogs at davidgratzer.com.

Max Birk, PhD

Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Max Birk is an Assistant Professor for Interactive Media in Preventive Health in the Human-Technology Interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology. With an interdisciplinary background, Max draws from psychology, interaction design, data science, and game design to investigate the effects of game-based design strategies on mental processes and design-induced behaviour change. His research contributes to game user research, digital health, and motivational interface design. He is interested in projects that contribute to a healthy society, improve entertainment experiences, and develop tools and methods for researching interactive experiences. 

Nur Hani Zainal, PhD

Post Doctoral Research Associate, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Hani is a postdoctoral research associate at the Harvard Medical School (HMS). She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and completed her predoctoral clinical fellowship at the HMS-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) - Cognitive Behavioral Scientist Track. Her research interest focuses on how executive functioning, social cognition, and cognitive-behavioral strategies link to the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. She is also interested in technology-facilitated interventions and psychoneuroimmunology. To achieve these aims, she uses a variety of approaches and datasets. These include cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys, basic science experiments, ecological momentary assessments, and prospective cross-panel designs.

Charlotte Blease, PhD

Associate Professor (Docent) and Healthcare Researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden

Dr Charlotte Blease is a philosopher and interdisciplinary healthcare researcher at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, Sweden, and Research Affiliate at Digital Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Boston, USA. Prior to this she was based at Harvard Medical School for five years and has held academic posts in the UK, Ireland, and Germany.Blease has a diverse publication portfolio of more than 120 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters ranging across digital health, clinical ethics, philosophy of medicine, and psychology. Among her research expertise is assessing patient online record access and surveys on clinicians’ views about the impact of artificial intelligence on their jobs. Next year, her co-edited book on the “Nocebo Effect” will be published (Mayo Clinic Press). She is also writing a book about the psychology of the medical appointment, and the potential for artificial intelligence to help address inherent human limitations with delivering healthcare (YaleUniversity Press).

Stephen Schueller, PhD

Associate Professor, University of California Irvine, USA

Stephen Schueller is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science and Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco as part of the Public Service and Minority Cluster. At the broadest level Dr. Schueller’s work aims to improve access to and knowledge about effective and scalable mental health treatments. Much of this work has focus on leveraging technology to improve access to and accessibility of mental health services. This work lies at the intersection of clinical science, implementation science, and human-computer interaction. In his research Dr. Schueller develops, evaluates, and implements digital mental health assessments and interventions including Internet websites, mobile apps, and wearable devices.

Gemma Sharp, PhD

Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia

Dr Gemma Sharp leads Body Image & Eating Disorders Research in the Department of Neuroscience at Monash University. She is currently an NHMRC Emerging Leadership 2 Fellow (2023-2027) and a former NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow (2018-2022). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology (University of Adelaide), Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Microbiology and Immunology (University of Adelaide), a Masters degree in Oncology (University of Cambridge), a Diploma in Languages in Japanese (University of Adelaide), a Graduate Diploma in Psychology (University of Adelaide), a Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences Honours degree in Psychology (Flinders University) and a PhD in Clinical Psychology (Flinders University). Her research career in both Medical Science and Mental Health has seen her study and work in Australia, Japan and the UK. 

Laura D’Adamo, MS

Doctoral Student, Drexel University, USA

Laura D’Adamo is a clinical psychology doctoral student at Drexel University. Her research interests focus on developing and optimizing digital programs to detect and address mental health problems. Her work also investigates strategies for implementing evidence-based digital mental health programs to increase access to care.

Sahib Khalsa, MD, PhD

Director of Clinical Operations, LIBR; Associate Professor, University of Tulsa, USA

Dr. Khalsa is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist whose research investigates the role of interoception and digital psychiatry in mental and physical health. His studies utilize a variety of approaches to including pharmacological and non-pharmacological techniques, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), computational modeling, and digital applications for graphically mapping body perception and psychosocial history.

Ashley Knapp, PhD

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, USA

Dr. Knapp's research is focused on youth digital mental health broadly, with a particular interest in designing and implementing accessible, community-based digital tools with marginalized youth and those youth most experiencing inequities. She is currently supported by a NIMH-funded K01 award, where she has partnered with a local public library and their teen patrons to adapt a digital mental health service for anxiety to be implemented into the public library’s teen services.

Emma Morton, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Australia

Dr. Morton’s research aims to optimize the quality of life of individuals living with mood disorders, with particular emphasis on bipolar spectrum disorders. Three intersecting research streams inform this program: 1) Measuring and predicting patient-valued outcomes in mood disorders, 2) Developing and evaluating psychological interventions for mood disorders, and 3) Improving access to and delivery of psychological interventions. Dr. Morton is recognised as an emerging leader in mood disorders research: she was awarded the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award, and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award.

Jessica M. Lipschitz, PhD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA

Jessica M. Lipschitz earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She isthe Associate Director of the Digital Behavioral Health & Informatics Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on evaluation and implementation of digital behavioral health tools and she has specific clinical expertise in evidence-based treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD and relationship problems. Dr. Lipschitz has worked extensively with the VA on national digital health rollout initiatives and has consulted and conducted research in partnership with industry aimed at optimizing and implementing digital health solutions for behavioral health.

Kelila Kahane, MD

Resident Physician, BIDMC - Harvard Medical School, USA

Kelila Kahane is a resident physician in psychiatry at Harvard-BIDMC and a clinical fellow in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She completed her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, Columbia University and MD at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, both in New York City. Dr. Kahane has a background in public health and received her MPH from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Kahane directed a digital health literacy program for mental health patients in New York City with a grant from the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Kahane is interested in how innovation might improve quality of care and address healthcare delivery challenges. Her research focuses on digital health policy and regulation, digital literacy, and child mental health.

Andrew Lustig, MD

Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Lustig is a general adult inpatient psychiatrist who practices psychiatric emergency medicine, inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. His research interests include discourse analysis of online discourse pertaining to mental health and addictions.

Shufang Sun, PhD

Assistant Professor, Brown University USA

Dr. Sun's scholarship is motivated by understanding the role of minority stress (i.e., stigma, discrimination, structural oppression) in health disparities, and developing and evaluating behavioral health-focused, community-centered, and technology-mediated interventions for health promotion with diverse communities in the United States and globally. Her research has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) since 2018, with nearly $5.2 million in funds awarded to her as principal investigator (PI). She has been the PI of 9 awards, and co-investigator on 5 additional awards. As of June 2024, her work has been cited over 2,000 times and she has an h-index of 22 and an i10-index of 31.