John Naslund, PhD, is a Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Naslund holds expertise in research methodology, implementation science, social disparities research, and digital mental health. His work seeks to address early mortality that disproportionately impacts individuals living with serious mental illnesses worldwide, and to reduce the global treatment gap for mental disorders using novel digital methods.
Dr. Naslund has led numerous projects that leverage mobile technologies, social media networks, and online big data to develop, evaluate, and implement digital interventions aimed at treating and preventing mental disorders. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications, and has contributed to research projects in the United States, Canada, Haiti, Colombia, and India.
Dr. Naslund has a longstanding track record working alongside individuals living with mental illness and community mental health providers, and advocating for the rights, dignity, and quality of healthcare for those facing the challenges of mental illness.