Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Grand Rounds: John Torous, M.D.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

“Smartphones and Psychiatry: Research, Clinical, and Marketplace Applications

Rachel Upjohn Auditorium


Conflicts of Interest: None
CME, APA, Social Work credit


Photo of John Torous, Ph.D.

John Torous, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

John Torous, M.D., M.B.I., is director of the digital psychiatry division, 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 assistant professor. 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 200 peer reviewed articles and 5 books chapters on the topic. He serves as editor-in-chief for JMIR Mental Health (,  web editor for JAMA Psychiatry, currently leads the American Psychiatric Association’s Health IT Committee, and is a senior member in IEEE.


Melvin McInnis, M.D.

Melvin McInnis, M.D.

CCMB Affiliate Faculty
Thomas B and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression
Professor of Psychiatry