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profileJohn B. Torous, M.D.

TitleClinical Fellow in Psychiatry (EXT)
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Rabb 2
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/667-1029
Fax617/667-5575
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2015The Laughlin Fellowship
2014NIMH Outstanding Resident Award
2013Geriatric Mental Health Honors Scholar
2016Dupont Warren Fellowship

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  1. Gipson S, Torous J, Boland R, Conrad E. Mobile Phone Use in Psychiatry Residents in the United States: Multisite Cross-Sectional Survey Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 Nov 01; 5(11):e160. PMID: 29092807.
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  2. Torous J, Chan S, Luo J, Boland R, Hilty D. Clinical Informatics in Psychiatric Training: Preparing Today's Trainees for the Already Present Future. Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 18. PMID: 29047074.
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  3. Staples P, Torous J, Barnett I, Carlson K, Sandoval L, Keshavan M, Onnela JP. A comparison of passive and active estimates of sleep in a cohort with schizophrenia. NPJ Schizophr. 2017 Oct 16; 3(1):37. PMID: 29038553.
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  4. Staples P, Torous J, Barnett I, Carlson K, Sandoval L, Keshavan M, Onnela JP. A comparison of passive and active estimates of sleep in a cohort with schizophrenia. NPJ Schizophr. 2017; 3:37. PMID: 29046890.
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  5. Bhugra D, Tasman A, Pathare S, Priebe S, Smith S, Torous J, Arbuckle MR, Langford A, Alarcón RD, Chiu HFK, First MB, Kay J, Sunkel C, Thapar A, Udomratn P, Baingana FK, Kestel D, Ng RMK, Patel A, Picker L, McKenzie KJ, Moussaoui D, Muijen M, Bartlett P, Davison S, Exworthy T, Loza N, Rose D, Torales J, Brown M, Christensen H, Firth J, Keshavan M, Li A, Onnela JP, Wykes T, Elkholy H, Kalra G, Lovett KF, Travis MJ, Ventriglio A. The WPA-Lancet Psychiatry Commission on the Future of Psychiatry. Lancet Psychiatry. 2017 Oct; 4(10):775-818. PMID: 28946952.
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  6. Firth J, Torous J, Nicholas J, Carney R, Pratap A, Rosenbaum S, Sarris J. The efficacy of smartphone-based mental health interventions for depressive symptoms: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. World Psychiatry. 2017 Oct; 16(3):287-298. PMID: 28941113.
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  7. Raney L, Bergman D, Torous J, Hasselberg M. Digitally Driven Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health: How Technology Can Expand Access to Effective Treatment. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2017 Sep 30; 19(11):86. PMID: 28965319.
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  8. Or F, Torous J, Onnela JP. High potential but limited evidence: Using voice data from smartphones to monitor and diagnose mood disorders. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2017 Sep; 40(3):320-324. PMID: 28891659.
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  9. Tal A, Torous J. The digital mental health revolution: Opportunities and risks. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2017 Sep; 40(3):263-265. PMID: 28891658.
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  10. Torous J, Staples P, Slaters L, Adams J, Sandoval L, Onnela JP, Keshavan M. Characterizing Smartphone Engagement for Schizophrenia: Results of a Naturalist Mobile Health Study. Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses. 2017 Aug 04. PMID: 28777029.
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  11. Torous J, Roux S. Patient-Driven Innovation for Mobile Mental Health Technology: Case Report of Symptom Tracking in Schizophrenia. JMIR Ment Health. 2017 Jul 06; 4(3):e27. PMID: 28684386.
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  12. Gipson SYT, Torous J, Maneta E. Mobile Technologies in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Pushing for Further Awareness and Research. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2017 Jul/Aug; 25(4):191-193. PMID: 28537949.
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  13. Torous J, Rodriguez J, Powell A. The New Digital Divide For Digital BioMarkers. Digit Biomark. 2017 Sep; 1(1):87-91. PMID: 29104959.
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  14. Rosenfeld L, Torous J, Vahia IV. Data Security and Privacy in Apps for Dementia: An Analysis of Existing Privacy Policies. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Aug; 25(8):873-877. PMID: 28645535.
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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. 2017 Oct; 41(5):656-660. PMID: 27995539.
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Gruber WH, Powell AC, Torous JB. The power of capturing and using information at the point of care. Healthc (Amst). 2017 Sep; 5(3):86-88. PMID: 27720694.
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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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.
  31. 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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  32. 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.
  33. 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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  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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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  37. 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.
  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. Torous J. Mobile telephone apps first need data security and efficacy. BJPsych Bull. 2016 Apr; 40(2):106-7. PMID: 27088000; PMCID: PMC4817660.
  41. 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.
  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. Steven Chan, John B Torous, Ladson Hinton, Peter M Yellowlees. e-Mental Health. Psychiatric apps: Patient self-assessment, communication, and potential treatment interventions. 2016.
  46. Firth J, Torous J. Smartphone Apps for Schizophrenia: A Systematic Review. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Nov 06; 3(4):e102. PMID: 26546039; PMCID: PMC4704940.
  47. 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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  48. 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].
  49. 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.
  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. Torous J, Powell A. Current research and trends in the use of smartphone applications for mood disorders. Internet Interventions. 2015; 2(2).
  55. 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.
  56. Torous J, Padmanabhan J. Research by residents: obstacles and opportunities. Asian J Psychiatr. 2015 Feb; 13:81-2. PMID: 25591922.
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  57. 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.
  58. Haller CS, Padmanabhan JL, Lizano P, Torous J, Keshavan M. Recent advances in understanding schizophrenia. F1000Prime Rep. 2014; 6:57. PMID: 25184047; PMCID: PMC4108956.
  59. Torous J. Digital psychiatry in Asia. Asian J Psychiatr. 2014 Aug; 10:1-2. PMID: 25042943.
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  60. 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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  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. Torous J. Mobile technology and global mental health. Asian J Psychiatr. 2014 Aug; 10:69-70. PMID: 25042955.
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