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2022 Annual Meeting


Making Digital Mental Health Work in the Real World

June 13th and 14th, 2022 from 12:00-3:00 pm EST, virtually held.

This interdisciplinary conference brought together researchers, healthcare providers, payers, industry leaders, developers, patient advocates, regulatory organizations, and policy experts with the goal of sharing cutting edge research and discussing how best to advance evidence-based improvements in digital mental healthcare. In addition, the conference explored critical factors in making effective digital mental health treatments broadly available, including expert panels on developing evidence standards and the establishing reimbursement mechanisms.

Registration was free for students and $100 for non-students.


June 13, 2022

12:00WelcomeDavid Mohr, Chair Society for Digital Mental Health, Northwestern University
12:10Invited keynote address: Tanzeem ChoudhuryCornell University, Senior Vice President, Digital Health at Optum Labs (UHG)“Creating a Unified Digital Mental Health Product for Patients and Providers”Introduction by David Mohr, Chair Society for Digital Mental Health, Northwestern University
12:50Panel on developing standards to evaluate digital mental health treatmentsPat Areán, University of WashingtonMegan Coder, Digital Therapeutics AllianceNathaniel Counts, Mental Health AmericaNicole Owings-Fonner, American Psychological Association  Stephen Schueller, UC Irvine, One Mind PsyberGuideModerator: Bethany Teachman, Board member Society for Digital Mental Health, University of Virginia
1:40Breakout groups to discuss developing standards to evaluate digital mental health treatmentsAll meeting attendees
2:15Poster sessionFor a list of posters, see
2:55Wrap-up in main room

 June 14, 2022

12:00Summary of Day 1 and review of goals for Day 2Stephen Schueller, Board member Society for Digital Mental Health, UC Irvine
12:10Invited keynote address: David ClarkUniversity of Oxford, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies“Evolving use of digital in the English Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) program.” Introduction by Sabine Wilhelm, Board member Society for Digital Mental Health, Harvard Medical School
12:50Panel on possible reimbursement mechanisms for digital mental health treatmentsRhonda Robinson Beale, UnitedHealth GroupSteven Chan, Stanford UniversityOliver Harrison, Koa HealthBrenda Jackson, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Yuri Maricich, Pear Therapeutics Michael Schoenbaum, National Institute of Mental HealthModerator: Adam Powell, Board member Society for Digital Mental Health, Payer+Provider Syndicate 
1:40Flash Talks Featuring innovative digital mental health approaches, including those that address the needs of diverse, underserved, or low-income populationsFor a list of flash talks, see
2:50Wrap-up in main room