Center for Technology and Behavioral Health

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Delivering behavioral health care to you, when you need it most

With behavioral health care in high demand, there are not enough trained clinical professionals to meet the need. That’s where the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) at the Geisel School of Medicine comes in. At CTBH, innovators and clinicians across disciplines are developing and evaluating digital technologies to bring personalized, science-based care to patients anytime, anywhere.

Woman on a smartphone

They’re like a ‘virtual clinician’ in your pocket 24/7 to support the full spectrum of health—from changing unhealthy behavior, to helping people effectively manage chronic conditions, to reducing premature deaths worldwide.

Lisa Marsch, PhD
Founding Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health; Andrew G. Wallace Professor, Psychiatry and Biomedical Data Science, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

A Personalized Healthcare Revolution

Researchers at Dartmouth Health and Geisel School of Medicine are leaving one-size-fits-all approaches in the past and instead are building digital health tools to educate and empower patients—specifically tailored to their unique health needs.

Christine Gunn, MA, PhD and Brock Christensen, PhD

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Behavioral Health in Your Pocket

Our research has shown that evidence-based, digital therapeutics can roughly double abstinence rates from drugs, including opioids, when compared to standard addiction treatment; greatly reduce depression; help people manage chronic pain; and reduce costly, unnecessary visits to emergency departments.

Lisa Marsch, PhD

Making Medical School Less Stressful

Dartmouth researchers use wearable technology to map physical activity, sleep, and heart-rate variability, all behavioral and physiological markers related to mental health, to understand factors that lead to not only high levels of stress, but also resilience.

L to R - Wesley Marrero, Nicholas Jacobson, Thomas Thesen. Photo by Katie Lenhart

This Phone App Uses AI to Detect Depression From Facial Cues

The MoodCapture app, developed at Dartmouth, opens the door to real-time digital mental health support.

From left, Guarini PhD student Arvind Pillai and PhD candidate Subigya Nepal are co-lead authors of the study, computer science professor Andrew Campbell is a corresponding author, and Geisel professor Nicholas Jacobson is a co-author. (Photo by Katie Lenhart)