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The mission of the Mental Health Informatics Working Group (MHI WG) is to facilitate communication, collaboration, education, and networking for researchers and practitioners working at the interface of informatics and mental health, including substance use, in order to better understand and improve mental health and healthcare delivery.


The Mental Health Informatics Working Group aims to promote and facilitate opportunities to develop and apply informatics methods and approaches in the context of mental health research and care. Areas of interest include the topics below as applied to mental health and illness:

  • Standards and terminologies
  • Telehealth- remote delivery of medical care through the use of technology
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Applications for smartphones (Apps)
  • Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
  • Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Interoperability
  • Disease registries
  • Clinical decision support
  • Cognitive and behavioral assessments
  • Personalized/Precision medicine/biomarkers/genomics
  • Neuroimaging
  • ELSI- ethical/legal/social including privacy and stigma
  • NLP and data mining (literature, social media, EHRs) for mental health
  • Software user experience, user interface design
  • Patient outcomes
  • Healthcare policy and services research
  • Funding opportunities
  • Comparative Safety and Effectiveness Research¬† (CSER)


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Wendy Marie Ingram, PhD

Founder and Executive Director
Dragonfly Mental Health
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Aaron Walter Nathan, MS

Vice Chair
Service Designer
Mayo Clinic
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Leon Rozenblit

Vice Chair
Head, Registry Practice Center of Excellence / Sr. Director of Product & Strategy, IQVIA Healthcare Solutions
Prometheus Research, LLC
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Jessica Tenenbaum, PhD

Past Chair
Chief Data Officer
NC DHHS, Duke University