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Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD and Steven Chan, MD, MBA

Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD and Steven Chan, MD, MBA
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Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh (@VahabzadehMD) has been recognized as a national leader in medical innovation and digital health. He is faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s Primary Teaching Hospital. His expertise and accomplishments have led to over 20 national and international awards in medical leadership, healthcare innovation, behavioral neuroscience, communication, and global health. Dr. Vahabzadeh is triple trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and pediatric psychiatry. He is the Chairperson of the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association, the former editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents Journal, and the digital strategy lead for autism technology start-up Brain Power. His academic work has been published in high impact medical journals and authoritative texts in neurobiology, with research that has spanned genetics, social neuroscience, experimental psychopharmacology, and neuro-technology. He has been an invited expert speaker and judge for many competitions focusing on innovation and novel therapies, including events at Harvard, Google, and Autism Speaks. Additionally he is a consultant for Khan Academy, Anthem, and Neurolaunch. He has written on health matters for CNN, Boston Magazine, the Huffington Post, the Health Care Blog, and a dozen other outlets. Steven Chan (@StevenChanMD, www.stevenchanMD.com) is regarded as an accomplished top thinker in the intersection of health services delivery, medicine, business, and technology. Steve researches the areas of asynchronous telepsychiatry, smartphones and mobile wearable devices for mental health, and applications for cultural psychiatry and underserved minority health. Steve's ideas, thoughts, and research have been featured in JAMA, Telemedicine and e-Health, and JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research). With the support of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Steve serves as current American Psychiatric Association (APA) & SAMHSA MFP Fellow to the APA Council of Communications, APA Committee on Mental Health Information Technology, and the Workgroup on Mental Health & Psychiatric Apps. Dr. Chan draws from his extensive MD, MBA, and informatics training at the University of California’s leading institutes — UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Davis, as well as UCLA, UC San Francisco and Stanford University — and is currently a senior resident physician in psychiatry & behavioral sciences at UC Davis School of Medicine.
the future of psychiatry arshya vahabzadeh

6 Trends That Reimagine Mental Health and Psychiatry

Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD presented his vision in the talk, The Future of Psychiatry, and discussed six new trends that will shape the way mental health is assessed and treated.