About: The Division of Digital Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching hospital, is an active team seeking to recruit new research assistants to begin in the Spring or Summer 2021. Based in Boston, our team develops and shares mental health smartphone tools and resources with patients and partners around the world. We also run a digital clinic using new tools to diagnose and treat mental health conditions, advocate for mental health policy around technology, and offer a host of community outreach programs to help teach patients digital mental health literacy.
Description: Our group has several focuses including 1) investigating smartphone based digital phenotyping to predict relapse in mental health and 2) developing digital health tools for college mental health. Our goal is to understand how digital signals generated by everyday use of smartphones may be associated with symptomatology and to improve the quality and accessibility of treatment for mental illness through education, research, and innovation in digital psychiatry. A working knowledge of statistics and computer science is necessary as is programming in R or Python. Opportunities are also available for the student to be involved in supervised clinical and neurocognitive assessments as well as clinical shadowing. Publications may also be afforded to students, as well as opportunities to present at conferences around the country. Prior research assistants have each had first author publications and presented at national or international meetings. Most have matriculated to medical school. Must be able to commit full time (five days a week, 40 hours).
Current projects include: digital phenotyping in smartphone usage for patients with psychosis, developing and testing a smartphone application platform for mental health, and digital phenotyping for child psychiatry. For more information, visit our team’s website at https://www.digitalpsych.org/ . To apply, email email@example.com