The Technology & Aging Lab at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School studies how digital tools can impact the psychiatric care of older adults. Our lab is currently investigating digital diagnosis, tech-enhanced therapeutic approaches, and the implementation and integration of technology into the process of patient care. Our global collaborations span both academia and industry and our current work includes digital phenotyping, health, digitally-guided treatment decision making, and the ethics of technology in psychiatry.
The mission of our lab is to be a harbor of global expertise in the area of digital geriatric mental health.
With the COVID-19 pandemic placing digital tools at the forefront, our lab is actively involved in clinical initiatives, data collection, and research around monitoring clinical status remotely and minimizing direct contact between patients, caregivers, and providers.
Dr. Vahia has been appointed as special editor for COVID-19 for the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Click here for AJGP articles specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Listen to Dr. Vahia's interview with Dr. Howard Bauchner about COVID-19 and its effects on older adult mental health on JN Learning, a JAMA Network podcast.
For more information on our lab's work related to COVID-19, contact Miranda Skurla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molecules to Mobile Phones: From Crisis to Opportunity
McLean Hospital's Technology in Psychiatry Summit (TIPS) was held virtually on October 28-30. This year's theme focused on the translational gap between findings in basic neuroscience and scalable and applied digital technologies.