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Presentation #1:
Digital Medicine at Big Health

Speaker #1:
Jenna Carl, PhD
Medical Director
Big Health (Sleepio)


Presentation #2:
Designing Appropriate Control Interventions for Clinical Trials of Digital Health Therapies

Speaker #2:
Andrew D. Krystal, MD, MS
Ray and Dagmar Dolby Distinguished Professor in Psychiatry and Neurology
Vice Chair for Research in Psychiatry
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


About the speakers:
Jenna R. Carl, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the research and treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and related difficulties in adults. Dr. Carl has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, and has presented her research and trainings on evidence-based treatments for anxiety and depression at leading national and international conferences, such as the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the World Congress for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. 

As the Medical Director for Big Health, she is responsible for developing evidence-based digital programs for mental health that can be used by businesses, health plans, and direct consumers. Dr. Carl is committed to helping advance evidence-based therapies through research, training, and dissemination. She obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University, with training in the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

Andrew Krystal, MD, MS, is currently the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF.  He is also Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Duke University School of Medicine.   He is Director of the Clinical and Translational Sleep Research Laboratory in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at UCSF and Co-Director of the UCSF Sleep Laboratory.    He is also Director of the Mood and Anxiety Spectrum Disorders Program and the Interventional Psychiatry Programs at UCSF.   He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he completed Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Biomedical Engineering.  He earned his doctorate in medicine from Duke University in 1987.  He subsequently completed psychiatry residency training at Duke along with fellowships in Clinical Neurophysiology and Clinical Research Methodology.  He is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine, and Clinical Neurophysiology. 

Dr. Krystal currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journals SLEEP and Frontiers in Neurology: Sleep and Chronobiology and is President-Elect of the Sleep Research Society.  He is also a Member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Sleep Board Examination Committee.  He is on the Editorial Board of the Journals Biological Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, the Journal of ECT and Related Therapies, Journal of Affective Disorders, and Anxiety and Depression.  His primary areas of clinical work are sleep disorders, EEG, and mood disorders.  His primary research is related to the pathophysiology and treatment of sleep disorders and mood and anxiety spectrum disorders. 


About this seminar series:
We are pleased to continue this monthly seminar series focusing on the use of digital health technologies in mental health. Our intention is to bring together researchers across campus interested in this topic, with the hope of learning about current approaches being used, understanding how existing approaches could be enhanced, and potentially fostering new collaborations.

Each 90-minute seminar will feature someone in academia using digital health technologies in their work, followed by a similar chat by someone in industry nominated by peers at UCSF whose work is considered especially compelling in this space.

To better serve the community, this seminar will be broadcast via WebEx to rooms at these campus sites:

  • Parnassus: LP-190
  • Mission Bay: SNC-538

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