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Editorial Board


John Torous, MD, MBI

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.

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Philip Batterham, PhD

Associate Professor, The Australian National University, Australia

Research Focus

Dr. Batterham's research focus is on applying emerging technology and novel methodology to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in the community.


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


Tanvi Ranjan has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics with a focus on Neuroscience from Harvard University. 

Research Focus

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.
Research Focus
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.