A Deeper Dive: How AI Can Make Every Conversation Count
Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer, Lyssn.io
Zac Imel, Ph.D. is co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Lyssn.io. He is a psychologist by training and has been a professor and Director of Clinical Training for the Counseling Psychology PhD program at the University of Utah. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications, and PI or Co-I of projects funded by the US National Institutes on Drug Abuse, Mental Health, and Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, as well as the National Science Foundation, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. In 2014, he received the Early Career Award from Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy of The American Psychological Association. He is also co-author of the 2nd edition of the book, “The Great Psychotherapy Debate”. Along with colleagues in speech signal processing and computer science, his team led the first work applying sophisticated computational methods to help scale and improve measurement of evidence-based practices in coaching, therapy, and social work.
Bright Heart represents the perfect intersection of technology and healthcare. I firmly believe that telemedicine and the growth of digital health will transform healthcare and provide access to everyone. Previously, I was Chief Marketing Officer at CRC Health Group, where I oversaw more than 160 substance abuse and eating disorder programs across the United States. This was my first experience in healthcare, and a transformative one, as I gained first-hand experience with the issues preventing individuals from receiving care. Prior to CRC Health, I was involved in several technology companies from 1997 to 2011. Most notably, I was Vice President and General Manager of SumTotal Systems, a publicly traded company providing human resources software. I have led teams across marketing, sales, business development, corporate development, product management, services, support, r&d, operations, hosting, and finance. I have learned that my passion lies in leading teams and helping people.
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