Catalyst Symposium on Mental Health

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Location: Shriram Center, Tea Room

The Catalyst Symposium on Mental Health discusses innovative research approaches to long-term solutions for detecting and managing depression, stress and other mental health challenges.  The presenters are part of an interdisciplinary research effort on strategies for mental health, supported by an award from the Stanford School of Engineering Collaborative Solutions Grand Challenge.  The symposium will provide key learnings from the investigations. Examples of topics include wearable biosensors for detecting stress hormones, phenotyping of depression and managing stress through behavioral interventions, and more.

Stanford News article: Science seeks a better way to measure stress, anxiety and depression


1:30 – 1:50                       Registration

1:50 – 2:00                       Opening Remarks – Zhenan Bao, Catalyst project for mental health overview

2:00 – 2:20                       Leanne Williams, Applying a neural circuit taxonomy in depression and anxiety for personalized psychiatry

2:20 – 2:40                       Keith Sudheimer, Effects of cortisol on stress and brain activity in depression

2:40 – 3:00                       Zhenan Bao, Cortisol sensing

3:00 – 3:20                       Jan Liphardt, Bioreceptor development and sweat analysis

3:20 – 3:40                       Yasser Khan,  Mentaid: A skin-like sensor system for decoding mental health

3:40 – 4:00                      Pablo Paredes, Pervasive wellbeing technology and interventions

4:00 – 4:20                      Keith Humphreys, Clinical and ethical issues in remote mental health monitoring

4:20 – 4:50                     Panel discussion – Future approaches and challenges to develop effective, scalable and affordable solutions to mental health, Angela McIntyre, moderator

4:50 – 6:00                       Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception