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profileJohn B. Torous, M.D.

TitleClinical Fellow in Psychiatry (EXT)
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
AddressBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Rabb 2
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
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2015The Laughlin Fellowship
2014NIMH Outstanding Resident Award
2013Geriatric Mental Health Honors Scholar
2016Dupont Warren Fellowship

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  1. Torous J, Firth J, Mueller N, Onnela JP, Baker JT. Methodology and Reporting of Mobile Heath and Smartphone Application Studies for Schizophrenia. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2017 May/Jun; 25(3):146-154. PMID: 28234658.
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  2. Torous J, Roberts LW. Needed Innovation in Digital Health and Smartphone Applications for Mental Health: Transparency and Trust. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 May 01; 74(5):437-438. PMID: 28384700.
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  3. Firth J, Torous J, Nicholas J, Carney R, Rosenbaum S, Sarris J. Can smartphone mental health interventions reduce symptoms of anxiety? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Affect Disord. 2017 Aug 15; 218:15-22. PMID: 28456072.
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  4. Torous J, Onnela JP, Keshavan M. New dimensions and new tools to realize the potential of RDoC: digital phenotyping via smartphones and connected devices. Transl Psychiatry. 2017 Mar 07; 7(3):e1053. PMID: 28267146.
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  5. Torous J, Nebeker C. Navigating Ethics in the Digital Age: Introducing Connected and Open Research Ethics (CORE), a Tool for Researchers and Institutional Review Boards. J Med Internet Res. 2017 Feb 08; 19(2):e38. PMID: 28179216.
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  6. Torous J, Roberts LW. The Ethical Use of Mobile Health Technology in Clinical Psychiatry. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2017 Jan; 205(1):4-8. PMID: 28005647.
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  7. Snow CE, Torous J, Gordon-Elliott JS, Penzner JB, Meyer F, Boland R. Use of Electronic Resources for Psychiatry Clerkship Learning: A Medical Student Survey. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Dec 19. PMID: 27995539.
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  8. Torous J, Summergrad P, Nassir Ghaemi S. Bipolar disorder in the digital age: new tools for the same illness. Int J Bipolar Disord. 2016 Dec; 4(1):25. PMID: 27858348.
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  9. Sarvet B, Torous J. The Emerging Application of Health Information Technology in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2017 Jan; 26(1):xiii-xv. PMID: 27837946.
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  10. Wu E, Torous J, Hardaway R, Gutheil T. Confidentiality and Privacy for Smartphone Applications in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Unmet Needs and Practical Solutions. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2017 Jan; 26(1):117-124. PMID: 27837937.
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  11. Gruber WH, Powell AC, Torous JB. The power of capturing and using information at the point of care. Healthc (Amst). 2016 Oct 06. PMID: 27720694.
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  12. Armontrout J, Torous J, Fisher M, Drogin E, Gutheil T. Mobile Mental Health: Navigating New Rules and Regulations for Digital Tools. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2016 Oct; 18(10):91. PMID: 27553979.
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  13. Depp C, Torous J, Thompson W. Technology-Based Early Warning Systems for Bipolar Disorder: A Conceptual Framework. JMIR Ment Health. 2016 Sep 07; 3(3):e42. PMID: 27604265.
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  14. Roberts LW, Torous J. Preparing Residents and Fellows to Address Ethical Issues in the Use of Mobile Technologies in Clinical Psychiatry. Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Feb; 41(1):132-134. PMID: 27472934.
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  15. Wu E, Torous J, Harper G. A Gap in the Literature: Clinical Role for Smartphone Applications for Depression Care Among Adolescents? J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 Jul; 55(7):630-1. PMID: 27343892.
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  16. Torous J, Staples P, Fenstermacher E, Dean J, Keshavan M. Corrigendum: Barriers, Benefits, and Beliefs of Brain Training Smartphone Apps: An Internet Survey of Younger US Consumers. Front Hum Neurosci. 2016; 10:253. PMID: 27313521; PMCID: PMC4889587.
  17. Torous JB, Chan SR, Yellowlees PM, Boland R. To Use or Not? Evaluating ASPECTS of Smartphone Apps and Mobile Technology for Clinical Care in Psychiatry. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Jun; 77(6):e734-8. PMID: 27136691.
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  18. Minen MT, Torous J, Raynowska J, Piazza A, Grudzen C, Powers S, Lipton R, Sevick MA. Electronic behavioral interventions for headache: a systematic review. J Headache Pain. 2016; 17:51. PMID: 27160107; PMCID: PMC4864730.
  19. Firth J, Torous J, Yung AR. Ecological momentary assessment and beyond: The rising interest in e-mental health research. J Psychiatr Res. 2016 Sep; 80:3-4. PMID: 27236099.
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  20. Torous J, Kiang MV, Lorme J, Onnela JP. New Tools for New Research in Psychiatry: A Scalable and Customizable Platform to Empower Data Driven Smartphone Research. JMIR Ment Health. 2016 May 05; 3(2):e16. PMID: 27150677; PMCID: PMC4873624.
  21. Gay K, Torous J, Joseph A, Pandya A, Duckworth K. Digital Technology Use Among Individuals with Schizophrenia: Results of an Online Survey. JMIR Ment Health. 2016 May 04; 3(2):e15. PMID: 27146094; PMCID: PMC4871994.
  22. Torous J, Keshavan M. The role of social media in schizophrenia: evaluating risks, benefits, and potential. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2016 May; 29(3):190-5. PMID: 26967314.
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  23. Torous J, Staples P, Fenstermacher E, Dean J, Keshavan M. Barriers, Benefits, and Beliefs of Brain Training Smartphone Apps: An Internet Survey of Younger US Consumers. Front Hum Neurosci. 2016; 10:180. PMID: 27148026; PMCID: PMC4837324.
  24. Sobowale K, Torous J. Disaster psychiatry in Asia: The potential of smartphones, mobile, and connected technologies. Asian J Psychiatr. 2016 Aug; 22:1-5. PMID: 27520886.
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  25. Perez DL, Torous J, Stern AP, Padmanabhan JL, Keshavan MS. Response to "Tandon et al. Psychiatry is a clinical neuroscience, but how do we move the field". Asian J Psychiatr. 2016 Aug; 22:15-6. PMID: 27520888.
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  26. Torous J. Mobile telephone apps first need data security and efficacy. BJPsych Bull. 2016 Apr; 40(2):106-7. PMID: 27088000; PMCID: PMC4817660.
  27. Powell AC, Torous J, Chan S, Raynor GS, Shwarts E, Shanahan M, Landman AB. Interrater Reliability of mHealth App Rating Measures: Analysis of Top Depression and Smoking Cessation Apps. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016 Feb 10; 4(1):e15. PMID: 26863986; PMCID: PMC4766362.
  28. Hsin H, Torous J, Roberts L. An Adjuvant Role for Mobile Health in Psychiatry. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Feb; 73(2):103-4. PMID: 26747695.
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  29. Torous J, Firth J. The digital placebo effect: mobile mental health meets clinical psychiatry. Lancet Psychiatry. 2016 Feb; 3(2):100-2. PMID: 26851322.
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  30. Torous J, Baker JT. Why Psychiatry Needs Data Science and Data Science Needs Psychiatry: Connecting With Technology. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Jan; 73(1):3-4. PMID: 26676879.
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  31. Steven Chan, John B Torous, Ladson Hinton, Peter M Yellowlees. e-Mental Health. Psychiatric apps: Patient self-assessment, communication, and potential treatment interventions. 2016.
  32. Firth J, Torous J. Smartphone Apps for Schizophrenia: A Systematic Review. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Nov 06; 3(4):e102. PMID: 26546039; PMCID: PMC4704940.
  33. Torous J, O'Connor R, Franzen J, Snow C, Boland R, Kitts R. Creating a Pilot Educational Psychiatry Website: Opportunities, Barriers, and Next Steps. JMIR Med Educ. 2015 Nov 05; 1(2):e14. PMID: 27731837.
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  34. Firth J, Cotter J, Torous J, Bucci S, Firth JA, Yung AR. Mobile Phone Ownership and Endorsement of "mHealth" Among People With Psychosis: A Meta-analysis of Cross-sectional Studies. Schizophr Bull. 2016 Mar; 42(2):448-55. PMID: 26400871; PMCID: PMC4753601 [Available on 03/01/17].
  35. Torous J, Staples P, Onnela JP. Realizing the potential of mobile mental health: new methods for new data in psychiatry. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2015 Aug; 17(8):602. PMID: 26073363; PMCID: PMC4608747.
  36. Chan S, Torous J, Hinton L, Yellowlees P. Towards a Framework for Evaluating Mobile Mental Health Apps. Telemed J E Health. 2015 Dec; 21(12):1038-41. PMID: 26171663.
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  37. Torous J, Franzan J, O'Connor R, Mathew I, Keshavan M, Kitts R, Boland R. Psychiatry Residents' Use of Educational Websites: A Pilot Survey Study. Acad Psychiatry. 2015 Dec; 39(6):630-3. PMID: 26077007.
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  38. Torous J, Stern AP, Padmanabhan JL, Keshavan MS, Perez DL. A proposed solution to integrating cognitive-affective neuroscience and neuropsychiatry in psychiatry residency training: The time is now. Asian J Psychiatr. 2015 Oct; 17:116-21. PMID: 26054985.
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  39. Joseph AJ, Tandon N, Yang LH, Duckworth K, Torous J, Seidman LJ, Keshavan MS. #Schizophrenia: Use and misuse on Twitter. Schizophr Res. 2015 Jul; 165(2-3):111-5. PMID: 25937459.
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  40. Torous J, Powell A. Current research and trends in the use of smartphone applications for mood disorders. Internet Interventions. 2015; 2(2).
  41. Torous J, Staples P, Shanahan M, Lin C, Peck P, Keshavan M, Onnela JP. Utilizing a Personal Smartphone Custom App to Assess the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder. JMIR Ment Health. 2015 Jan-Mar; 2(1):e8. PMID: 26543914; PMCID: PMC4607379.
  42. Torous J, Padmanabhan J. Research by residents: obstacles and opportunities. Asian J Psychiatr. 2015 Feb; 13:81-2. PMID: 25591922.
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  43. Torous J, Chan SR, Yee-Marie Tan S, Behrens J, Mathew I, Conrad EJ, Hinton L, Yellowlees P, Keshavan M. Patient Smartphone Ownership and Interest in Mobile Apps to Monitor Symptoms of Mental Health Conditions: A Survey in Four Geographically Distinct Psychiatric Clinics. JMIR Ment Health. 2014 Jul-Dec; 1(1):e5. PMID: 26543905; PMCID: PMC4607390.
  44. Haller CS, Padmanabhan JL, Lizano P, Torous J, Keshavan M. Recent advances in understanding schizophrenia. F1000Prime Rep. 2014; 6:57. PMID: 25184047; PMCID: PMC4108956.
  45. Torous J. Digital psychiatry in Asia. Asian J Psychiatr. 2014 Aug; 10:1-2. PMID: 25042943.
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  46. Torous J, Keshavan M, Gutheil T. Promise and perils of digital psychiatry. Asian J Psychiatr. 2014 Aug; 10:120-2. PMID: 25042968.
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  47. Chan SR, Torous J, Hinton L, Yellowlees P. Mobile Tele-Mental Health: Increasing Applications and a Move to Hybrid Models of Care. Healthcare (Basel). 2014 May 06; 2(2):220-33. PMID: 27429272; PMCID: PMC4934468.
  48. Torous J, Friedman R, Keshavan M. Smartphone ownership and interest in mobile applications to monitor symptoms of mental health conditions. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2014 Jan 21; 2(1):e2. PMID: 25098314; PMCID: PMC4114412.
  49. Torous J. Mobile technology and global mental health. Asian J Psychiatr. 2014 Aug; 10:69-70. PMID: 25042955.
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