Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD
Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington's School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Global Health and the iSchool. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in technology-based approaches in the study, assessment, and treatment of mental illness. Ben-Zeev serves as the Director of UW’s Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRiTE) Center (www.brite.uw.edu ) and Director of the mHealth for Mental Health Program (www.mh4mh.org ) a research collaborative focused on the development, evaluation, and implementation of mobile heath approaches (e.g., smartphone apps, sensors, texting) designed to improve the outcomes of people with psychiatric conditions.
Ben-Zeev has extensive experience designing and leading technology-based mental health research, in a variety of settings (e.g., community, psychiatric inpatient units, outpatient clinics) and countries. He serves as the inaugural editor of the Technology in Mental Health Column in Psychiatric Services (scientific journal published by the American Psychiatric Association). Ben-Zeev’s research has been supported by grants and awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Myrtlewood Foundation, and John Sloan Dickey Center. His work has been covered by the New York Times, NPR, Slate, Wired Magazine, the Economist, and the Washington Post. He is a regular speaker at national and international scientific meetings including invited presentations at the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Academy of Sciences, and the White House.