John Torous - NIMH K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award

Friday, March 30, 2018

John B. Torous MD, MBI ’18 has received a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for his research, ”Digital Phenotyping and Computational Model for Relapse Prediction in Early Course Psychosis.” Dr. Torous’ application was approved in the first round of award funding by NIMH. 

Torous received his BS from University of California Berkeley and his MD from University of California San Diego. He is currently a part-time student in the Accelerated MBI program. In addition to his commitments as a Master’s student, Dr. Torous is currently a Clinical Informatics fellow in the Division of Clinical Informatics at BIDMC and Co-Director of the BIDMC Digital Psychiatry Program. Dr. Torous has received several awards and honors for his work, including a Young Investigator Award and the Dupont-Warren Psychiatry Fellowship. 

Dr. Torous investigates the intersection of mobile health and mental health to translate behavioral and psychological information from sensors into clinical actionable insights for patients and clinicians. His current research integrates his background in electrical engineering, computer science, and medicine with the quantitative, analytical, and technical skills developed in the MBI program