Danielle Schlosser is passionate about using technology to help engage and treat people with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and depression. Now the behavioral health clinical lead at Verily (which, like Google, is an Alphabet company), Dr. Schlosser was formerly with the psychiatry department at the University of California, San Francisco, where she developed an app for people with schizophrenia called PRIME – Personalized Real-time Intervention for Motivation Enhancement. The app connects users to both peers (others who have had psychotic episodes) and professional clinicians who can assist as needed.
One of the primary challenges Verily is confronting is the lack of an objective, precise and comprehensive measurement system. “We believe technology will play a critical role in this area with the untapped potential of digital measurement to enable earlier diagnosis and intervention,” Dr. Schlosser says. Come hear her talk about the intersection of technology and mental health. The future is now!