John Torous MD, MBI
John Torous, MD, MBI, is the 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 50 peer-reviewed articles and five book chapters on the topic. He serves as editor-in-chief for an academic journal on technology and mental health, JMIR Mental Health and currently leads the American Psychiatric Association’s work group on the evaluation of smartphone apps. He is also an advisor to the smartphone mood study within the NIH's one million person All of Us research program.