The conference theme ”Innovations in Research, Policy and Clinical Care” will be enlivened and interpreted by experts in prevention, mindfulness and wellness, and personalized and technology delivered treatments.
• According to Expertscape, which ranks researchers by their expertise in biomedical topics, Professor Pim Cuijpers is the world’s number one top expert on depression, and the author of almost 900 publications.
• Dr. Sona Dimidjian studies and develops programs and practices in education and healthcare settings with an emphasis on navigating key developmental transitions, and focuses on expanding access and sustaining effective programs using both digital technology and community-based partnerships.
• Dr. Elissa Epel, a leading researcher on the relationship between chronic psychological stress and biological aging, is the co-author the New York Times best-seller The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer.
• Dr. Elizabeth Howell has guided research and policy on the intersection between quality of care and disparities in maternal and infant mortality and morbidity and postpartum depression and its impact on underserved communities.
• Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody is an internationally recognized reproductive psychiatrist and clinician-scientist who studies the use of novel technologies and innovative treatment modalities focused on optimizing and personalizing treatment for women with perinatal depression.
• Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ph.D is a leading advocate for the creation of “Digital Apothecaries” composed of Massive Open Online Interventions (MOOIs, inspired by MOOCs, i.e., Massive Open Online Courses) in several languages, specifically designed to reduce health disparities locally, nationally, and globally.