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John Torous, MD and John Sharp, MD

John Torous, MD and John Sharp, MD
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John Torous MD (L) is a clinical fellow in psychiatry and fourth year psychiatry resident at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program. 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 has been active in investigating the potential of mobile mental health technologies for psychiatry and helped create his own apps for the iTunes and Android stores, served a principal investigator on a smartphone depression screening app study, and published numerous papers on the topic. He is currently collaborating with the Harvard School of Public Health in assessing the clinical utility of a novel app that collects both active and passive data streams for mental illnesses. He serves as editor-in-chief for the leading academic journal on technology and mental health, JMIR Mental Health (http://mental.jmir.org/), currently leads the American Psychiatric Association’s task force on the evaluation of commercial smartphone apps, co-chairs the Massachusetts ​Psychiatric Society's Health Information Technology Committee, and in 2014 was awarded an Outstanding Resident Award for research by the National Institute of Mental Health. He is an assistant editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry and section editor for the Asian Journal of Psychiatry.   Dr. John Sharp (R) is a seasoned medical professional, board certified psychiatrist, best selling author and media expert. He is on faculty at the Harvard Medical School and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, dividing his time between Boston and Los Angeles. Dr. Sharp is also the Chief Behavioral Health Officer at MDLIVE, a leading telehealth provider of online and on-demand healthcare delivery services and software that benefit patients, hospitals, employers, payers, physician practice groups and accountable care organizations. Dr. Sharp is an elected member of The American College of Psychiatrists and served as a standing member of the Examining Committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a distinguished award winning educator and Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He has been voted by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America for past seven years. His first book, The Emotional Calendar: Understanding Seasonal Influences and Milestones to become Happier, more Fulfilled and in Control of your Life, was published in 2011 by Times Books, an imprint of Henry Holt & Co, and Griffin Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Press. It has been translated into French, Spanish, Turkish, Czech, and Chinese.
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