Geisel’s Lisa Marsch Is 2016 Presidential Faculty Lecturer

Lisa Marsch, director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH), will deliver the 28th Presidential Faculty Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Filene Auditorium at Moore Hall.


Lisa Marsch is the director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, director of the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, and a professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Marsch, who is also director of the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and a professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine, will speak on “Transforming Health Care via Science-based Technology.”

The Presidential Lecture Series was established in 1987 by then-President James O. Freedman and honors the contributions of outstanding members of the Dartmouth faculty. Sponsored by the Office of the President, Marsch’s lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

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“Mobile technology has radically transformed many sectors of our society and offers considerable promise for similarly transforming healthcare delivery models,” says Marsch. 

In her presentation, Marsch will provide an overview of the state of the science in the development, evaluation, and implementation of mobile technology-based therapeutic interventions for promoting behavioral health. She says that these interventions can address issues of substance abuse and mental health, as well as health behavior.

“Mobile health tools can also be widely accessible, personalizable, and cost-effective,” says Marsch. “These tools are designed to deliver engaging and effective interventions for health promotion and to collectively lead to transformations in the delivery of science-based health care by improving quality of care, access to care, and health outcomes.”

The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health has support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health.