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Specialization

  • Development and evaluation of technology-based approaches in the study, assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental illness

Biography

Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in development and evaluation of technology-based approaches in the study, assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental illness. Ben-Zeev serves as the Co-Director of UW's Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRiTE) Center (https://www.brite.uw.edu/) and Director of the mHealth for Mental Health Program (www.mh4mh.org), a multidisciplinary effort to harness mobile technology to improve the outcomes of people with psychiatric conditions. His research includes development of self-management apps for people with serious mental illness, leveraging mobile and context-aware technologies for assessment of violence and suicidality in psychiatric hospital settings, behavioral sensing and modelling systems for detection of psychotic relapses, social media-based outreach and remote data collection involving people who experience hallucinations, and community-based clinical texting interventions. Dr. Ben-Zeev’s work has been supported by grants from the NIH NSF, CMMI, PCORI, VA, and several foundations. Ben-Zeev’s studies have been covered by NPR, The Washington Post, Nature, Wired Magazine, Slate, The Economist, and the New York Times. He serves as the Editor of the "Technology in Mental Health" Column for the Journal Psychiatric Services and is a regular speaker at national and international scientific meetings including invited presentations at the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Academies, and the White House.

Education

  • Ph D, Clinical Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2008
  • MS, Clinical Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2005
  • BA, Psychology, Ben-Gurion University, 2003

Publications and Contributions

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Capturing behavioral indicators of persecutory ideation using mobile technology (2019)
    Journal of psychiatric research, Volume 116, Page 112-117 Authors: Benjamin Buck, Kevin A Hallgren, Emily Scherer, Rachel Brian, Rui Wang, Weichen Wang, Andrew Campbell, Tanzeem Choudhury, Marta Hauser, John M Kane, Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Effect of Mobile Health on In-person Service Use Among People With Serious Mental Illness (2019)
    Psychiatric Services, Volume 70, Issue 6, Page 507--510 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Benjamin Buck, Kevin Hallgren, Robert E Drake
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Off-hours use of a smartphone intervention to extend support for individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders recently discharged from a psychiatric hospital (2019)
    Schizophrenia research, Volume 206, Page 200--208 Authors: Eric D Achtyes, Dror Ben-Zeev, Zhehui Luo, Heather Mayle, Brandi Burke, Armando J Rotondi, Jennifer D Gottlieb, Mary F Brunette, Kim T Mueser, Susan Gingerich, others
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Relationships between smartphone social behavior and relapse in schizophrenia: A preliminary report (2019)
    Schizophrenia research, Volume 208, Page 167--172 Authors: Benjamin Buck, Emily Scherer, Rachel Brian, Rui Wang, Weichen Wang, Andrew Campbell, Tanzeem Choudhury, Marta Hauser, John M Kane, Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Transdiagnostic Mobile Health: Smartphone Intervention Reduces Depressive Symptoms in People With Mood and Psychotic Disorders (2019)
    JMIR mental health, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page e13202 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Benjamin Buck, Phuonguyen Vu Chu, Lisa Razzano, Nicole Pashka, Kevin A Hallgren
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Using Technology to Advance Early Psychosis Intervention (2019)
    Intervening Early in Psychosis: A Team Approach, Page 349 Authors: Benjamin Buck, Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Life with FOCUS: A qualitative evaluation of the impact of a smartphone intervention on people with serious mental illness. (2018)
    Psychiatric rehabilitation journal Authors: Geneva Jonathan, Elizabeth A Carpenter-Song, Rachel M Brian, Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mobile Health (mHealth) vs Clinic-Based Group Intervention for People with Serious Mental Illness: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2018)
    , Volume 69, Issue 9, Page 978-985 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, R. M. Brian, G. K. Jonathan, L. Razzano, N. Pashka, E. A. Carpenter-Song, R. E. Drake, E. A. Scherer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mobile Health for Mental Health in West Africa: The Case for Ghana (2018)
    Psychiatric Services, Volume 69, Issue 7, Page 741--743 Author: Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Predicting Symptom Trajectories of Schizophrenia Using Mobile Sensing (2018)
    GetMobile: Mobile Computing and Communications, Volume 22, Issue 2, Page 32--37 Authors: Rui Wang, Weichen Wang, Min Hane Aung, Dror Ben-Zeev, Rachel Brian, Andrew T Campbell, Tanzeem Choudhury, Marta Hauser, John Kane, Emily A Scherer, others
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Video-based mobile health interventions for people with schizophrenia: Bringing the “pocket therapist” to life. (2018)
    Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, Volume 41, Issue 1, Page 39 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Rachel M Brian, Kelly A Aschbrenner, Geneva Jonathan, Sandra Steingard
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Analyzing mHealth engagement: joint models for intensively collected user engagement data (2017)
    JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page e1 Authors: Emily A Scherer, Dror Ben-Zeev, Zhigang Li, John M Kane
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Augmenting mHealth with human support: Notes from community care of people with serious mental illnesses. (2017)
    Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, Volume 40, Issue 3, Page 336 Authors: Geneva Kay Jonathan, Lupita Pivaral, Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Bringing digital mental health to where it is needed most (2017)
    Nature human behaviour, Volume 1, Issue 12, Page 849 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, David C Atkins
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    CrossCheck: Integrating self-report, behavioral sensing, and smartphone use to identify digital indicators of psychotic relapse. (2017)
    Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, Volume 40, Issue 3, Page 266 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Rachel Brian, Rui Wang, Weichen Wang, Andrew T Campbell, Min SH Aung, Michael Merrill, Vincent WS Tseng, Tanzeem Choudhury, Marta Hauser, others
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Feasibility and acceptability of post-hospitalization ecological momentary assessment in patients with psychotic-spectrum disorders (2017)
    Comprehensive psychiatry, Volume 74, Page 204--213 Authors: Ethan Moitra, Brandon A Gaudiano, Carter H Davis, Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mobile Mindfulness intervention on an acute psychiatric unit: feasibility and acceptability study (2017)
    JMIR mental health, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page e34 Authors: Lisa A Mistler, Dror Ben-Zeev, Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Mary F Brunette, Matthew J Friedman
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mobile health for illness management (2017)
    Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health, Page 147 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Nidhi Badiyani
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Predicting symptom trajectories of schizophrenia using mobile sensing (2017)
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, Volume 1, Issue 3, Page 110 Authors: Rui Wang, Weichen Wang, Min SH Aung, Dror Ben-Zeev, Rachel Brian, Andrew T Campbell, Tanzeem Choudhury, Marta Hauser, John Kane, Emily A Scherer, others
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    StudentLife: Using smartphones to assess mental health and academic performance of college students (2017)
    Mobile health, Page 7--33 Authors: Rui Wang, Fanglin Chen, Zhenyu Chen, Tianxing Li, Gabriella Harari, Stefanie Tignor, Xia Zhou, Dror Ben-Zeev, Andrew T Campbell
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Technology in mental health: creating new knowledge and inventing the future of services (2017)
    Psychiatric Services, Volume 68, Issue 2, Page 107--108 Author: Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Use of multimodal technology to identify digital correlates of violence among inpatients with serious mental illness: A pilot study (2017)
    Psychiatric services, Volume 68, Issue 10, Page 1088--1092 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Emily A Scherer, Rachel M Brian, Lisa A Mistler, Andrew T Campbell, Rui Wang
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    mHealth for mental health in the Middle East: need, technology use, and readiness among Palestinians in the West Bank (2017)
    Asian journal of psychiatry, Volume 27, Page 1--4 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Cherie Fathy, Geneva Jonathan, Batoul Abuharb, Rachel M Brian, Lana Kesbeh, Samer Abdelkader
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    A qualitative study of client--clinician text exchanges in a mobile health intervention for individuals with psychotic disorders and substance use (2016)
    Journal of dual diagnosis, Volume 12, Issue 1, Page 63--71 Authors: Kelly A Aschbrenner, John A Naslund, Lydia E Gill, Stephen J Bartels, Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Coordinated technology-delivered treatment to prevent rehospitalization in schizophrenia: A novel model of care (2016)
    Authors: Mary F Brunette, Armando J Rotondi, Dror Ben-Zeev, Jennifer D Gottlieb, Kim T Mueser, Delbert G Robinson, Eric D Achtyes, Susan Gingerich, Patricia Marcy, Nina R Schooler, others
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Health technology intervention after hospitalization for schizophrenia: service utilization and user satisfaction (2016)
    Psychiatric Services, Volume 67, Issue 9, Page 1035--1038 Authors: Amit Baumel, Christoph U Correll, Marta Hauser, Mary Brunette, Armando Rotondi, Dror Ben-Zeev, Jennifer D Gottlieb, Kim T Mueser, Eric D Achtyes, Nina R Schooler, others
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mobile behavioral sensing for outpatients and inpatients with schizophrenia (2016)
    Psychiatric services, Volume 67, Issue 5, Page 558--561 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Rui Wang, Saeed Abdullah, Rachel Brian, Emily A Scherer, Lisa A Mistler, Marta Hauser, John M Kane, Andrew Campbell, Tanzeem Choudhury
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mobile health for all: public-private partnerships can create a new mental health landscape (2016)
    JMIR mental health, Volume 3, Issue 2, Page e26 Author: Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Using Facebook to reach people who experience auditory hallucinations (2016)
    Journal of medical Internet research, Volume 18, Issue 6, Page e160 Authors: Benjamin Sage Crosier, Rachel Marie Brian, Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    mHealth for schizophrenia: patient engagement with a mobile phone intervention following hospital discharge (2016)
    JMIR mental health, Volume 3, Issue 3, Page e34 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Emily A Scherer, Jennifer D Gottlieb, Armando J Rotondi, Mary F Brunette, Eric D Achtyes, Kim T Mueser, Susan Gingerich, Christopher J Brenner, Mark Begale, others
  • Clinical technology specialists (2015)
    Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Robert Drake, Lisa Marsch
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Next-generation psychiatric assessment: Using smartphone sensors to monitor behavior and mental health. (2015)
    Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, Volume 38, Issue 3, Page 218 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Emily A Scherer, Rui Wang, Haiyi Xie, Andrew T Campbell
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Strategies for mHealth research: lessons from 3 mobile intervention studies (2015)
    Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Volume 42, Issue 2, Page 157--167 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Stephen M Schueller, Mark Begale, Jennifer Duffecy, John M Kane, David C Mohr
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Affective forecasting in schizophrenia: Comparing predictions to real-time Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) ratings. (2014)
    Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, Volume 37, Issue 4, Page 316 Authors: Christopher J Brenner, Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a smartphone intervention for schizophrenia (2014)
    Schizophrenia bulletin, Volume 40, Issue 6, Page 1244--1253 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Christopher J Brenner, Mark Begale, Jennifer Duffecy, David C Mohr, Kim T Mueser
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    How I stopped fearing technology-based interventions (2014)
    Psychiatric Services, Volume 65, Issue 10, Page 1183--1183 Author: Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mobile health (mHealth) for mental health in Asia: objectives, strategies, and limitations (2014)
    Asian journal of psychiatry, Volume 10, Page 96--100 Authors: Rachel M Brian, Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Remote “hovering” with individuals with psychotic disorders and substance use: feasibility, engagement, and therapeutic alliance with a text-messaging mobile interventionist (2014)
    Journal of dual diagnosis, Volume 10, Issue 4, Page 197--203 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Susan M Kaiser, Izabela Krzos
  • Conference Proceeding
    StudentLife: assessing mental health, academic performance and behavioral trends of college students using smartphones (2014)
    Proceedings of the 2014 ACM international joint conference on pervasive and ubiquitous computing, Page 3--14 Authors: Rui Wang, Fanglin Chen, Zhenyu Chen, Tianxing Li, Gabriella Harari, Stefanie Tignor, Xia Zhou, Dror Ben-Zeev, Andrew T Campbell
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Technologies for people with serious mental illness (2014)
    Behavioral Health Care and Technology: Using Science-Based Innovations to Transform Practice, Page 70--80 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, ROBERT E Drake, RACHEL M Brian, LA Marsch, SE Lord, J Dallery
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The rational patient and beyond: Implications for treatment adherence in people with psychiatric disabilities. (2014)
    Rehabilitation psychology, Volume 59, Issue 1, Page 85 Authors: Patrick W Corrigan, R\"usch, Nicolas, Dror Ben-Zeev, Tamara Sher
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    mHealth for dual diagnosis: Considering long-term implementation (2014)
    Journal of dual diagnosis, Volume 10, Issue 1, Page 30--31 Author: Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Development and usability testing of FOCUS: A smartphone system for self-management of schizophrenia. (2013)
    Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, Volume 36, Issue 4, Page 289 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Susan M Kaiser, Christopher J Brenner, Mark Begale, Jennifer Duffecy, David C Mohr
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Ecological Momentary Assessment of social functioning in schizophrenia: Impact of performance appraisals and affect on social interactions (2013)
    Schizophrenia research, Volume 145, Issue 1-3, Page 120--124 Authors: Eric Granholm, Dror Ben-Zeev, Daniel Fulford, Joel Swendsen
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mobile technologies among people with serious mental illness: opportunities for future services (2013)
    Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Volume 40, Issue 4, Page 340--343 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Kristin E Davis, Susan Kaiser, Izabela Krzsos, Robert E Drake
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Comparing retrospective reports to real-time/real-place mobile assessments in individuals with schizophrenia and a nonclinical comparison group (2012)
    Schizophrenia bulletin, Volume 38, Issue 3, Page 396--404 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Gregory J McHugo, Haiyi Xie, Katy Dobbins, Michael A Young
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Ethical considerations and social media: a case of suicidal postings on Facebook (2012)
    Journal of Dual Diagnosis, Volume 8, Issue 4, Page 341--346 Authors: Keren Lehavot, Dror Ben-Zeev, Robin E Neville
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mobile technologies in the study, assessment, and treatment of schizophrenia (2012)
    Schizophrenia Bulletin, Volume 38, Issue 3, Page 384--385 Author: Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Partnering with mental health providers: A guide for services researchers (2012)
    Journal of Mental Health, Volume 21, Issue 5, Page 469--477 Authors: Rochelle L Frounfelker, Dror Ben-Zeev, Susan M Kaiser, Sheila O'Neill, William Reedy, Robert E Drake
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Predictors of self-stigma in schizophrenia: New insights using mobile technologies (2012)
    Journal of dual diagnosis, Volume 8, Issue 4, Page 305--314 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Rochelle Frounfelker, Scott B Morris, Patrick W Corrigan
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Real-time predictors of suicidal ideation: mobile assessment of hospitalized depressed patients (2012)
    Psychiatry research, Volume 197, Issue 1-2, Page 55--59 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Michael A Young, Colin A Depp
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Stigma and discrimination toward mental illness: translation and validation of the Italian version of the attribution questionnaire-27 (AQ-27-I) (2012)
    Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, Volume 47, Issue 6, Page 993--999 Authors: Luca Pingani, Matilde Forghieri, Silvia Ferrari, Dror Ben-Zeev, Paolo Artoni, Fausto Mazzi, Gaspare Palmieri, Marco Rigatelli, Patrick W Corrigan
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Stigma of mental illness and service use in the military (2012)
    Journal of Mental Health, Volume 21, Issue 3, Page 264--273 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Patrick W Corrigan, Thomas W Britt, Linda Langford
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Technology-based assessments and interventions targeting psychiatric and substance use disorders: Innovations and opportunities (2012)
    Journal of dual diagnosis, Volume 8, Issue 4, Page 259--261 Authors: Lisa A Marsch, Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Using contemporary technologies in the assessment and treatment of serious mental illness (2012)
    American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Volume 15, Issue 4, Page 357--376 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Robert E Drake, Patrick W Corrigan, Armando J Rotondi, Wendy Nilsen, Colin Depp
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Is stigma a stigmatizing word? A political question for science (2011)
    Stigma Research and Action, Volume 2, Issue 2 Authors: Pat Corrigan, Dror Ben-Zeev
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mobile Assessment and Treatment for Schizophrenia (MATS): a pilot trial of an interactive text-messaging intervention for medication adherence, socialization, and auditory hallucinations (2011)
    Schizophrenia bulletin, Volume 38, Issue 3, Page 414--425 Authors: Eric Granholm, Dror Ben-Zeev, Peter C Link, Kristen R Bradshaw, Jason L Holden
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Predicting the occurrence, conviction, distress, and disruption of different delusional experiences in the daily life of people with schizophrenia (2011)
    Schizophrenia bulletin, Volume 38, Issue 4, Page 826--837 Authors: Dror Ben-Zeev, Scott Morris, Joel Swendsen, Eric Granholm
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Real-time electronic ambulatory monitoring of substance use and symptom expression in schizophrenia (2011)
    American Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 168, Issue 2, Page 202--209 Authors: Joel Swendsen, Dror Ben-Zeev, Eric Granholm
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    The particular role of stigma: Patrick W. Corrigan and Dror Ben-Zeev (2011)
    Population Mental Health, Page 102--125 Authors: Patrick W Corrigan, Dror Ben-Zeev

Presentations

  • Grand Rounds (2019)
    Department of Psychiatry - Chicago, IL
  • Mobile Health (mHealth) for Mental Health (2019)
    Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association’s Annual Psychiatric Update - Columbus, OH
  • My Smartphone Can do...What?!” Mobile Health and the Future of Mental Health Care (2019)
    2019 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society - Orlando, FL
  • Technology assisted intervention for family caregivers of Individuals with Early Psychosis (2019)
    14th International Family Nursing Conference - Washington D.C.
  • The Future of Mental Health Care is sitting in Your Pocket (2019)
    National Council for Behavioral Health Annual Meeting (NATCON 2019) - Nashville, TN
  • Does Telehealth Improve Outcomes for Patients with Serious Mental illness (2018)
    Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Facebook Live Event - Washington D.C.
  • FOCUS: an mHealth App for People with Serious Mental Illness (2018)
    NIH mHealth Technology Showcase - Bethesda, MD
  • Grand Rounds (2018)
    Seattle Children’s Hospital - Seattle, WA
  • How telehealth can improve patient care and outcomes (2018)
    PCORI Annual Meeting - Washington D.C.
  • Integrating Mobile Technology into Clinical Practice (2018)
    National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders - Washington D.C.
  • mHealth for Mental Health: Systematic Development and Testing of a Patient-Centered Smartphone Intervention for Schizophrenia (2018)
    American Psychological Association Technology, Mind, & Society Conference - Washington D.C.
  • Mobile assessment of correlates of persecutory ideation in schizophrenia (2018)
    Society for Research in Psychopathology (SRP) Annual Meeting - Indianapolis, IN
  • Mobile e-Mental Health Research (2018)
    Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Inaugural Research Meeting - Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Mobile Health and the Future of Mental Health Care (2018)
    Annual NIMH Outreach Partnership Program - Bethesda, MD
  • Mobile Health and the Redefining of Mental Health Care (2018)
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Technology and Mental Health Care (2018)
    Amazon “All Boats Rise” Event - Seattle, WA
  • Technology for mental health grants: Strategies, tactics, pitches (2018)
    VA Health Services R&D fellowship didactics - Seattle, WA