Google's Mental Health and Health Equity Leaders Discuss: Enabling Technology to Aid Health Literacy
Dr. Megan Jones Bell
Clinical Director, Consumer and Mental Health, Google
Dr. Megan Jones Bell is the Clinical Director, Consumer and Mental Health at Google. She oversees Google's approach to mental and behavioral health and leads a team of clinicians and health experts who support a number of the tech giant's consumer products, according to a Google spokesperson.
Dr. Megan Jones Bell is a leader in the field of digital health and a visionary in making mental health care more effective, affordable, and accessible to all populations. Megan is also a consulting assistant professor at Stanford University. Her academic and advocacy work has been recognized by the National Institute of Mental Health, the U.S. House of Representatives, the European Union, and Stanford University, among others. Before Google, Megan lead Headspace’s Science team which focuses on developing evidence-based interventions and clinically validating the benefits of Headspace through over 70 clinical research studies conducted by Headspace’s academic partners. Megan lead two of Headspace’s businesses: Headspace for Work and Headspace Health. Headspace for Work helps companies improve the health and happiness of their employees. Headspace Health is pioneering new ways to incorporate mindfulness into digital medicine. Previously, Megan was chief science officer and co-founder at Lantern, an evidence-based digital mental health company. As part of Megan’s pioneering digital health research, she developed and validated over 20 digital health interventions. Megan has a longstanding dedication to activating female leadership, and served on the board of directors for I Am That Girl, a nonprofit focused on promoting adolescent female leaders. Megan is a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), mentor for the IWF and Ernst & Young (EY) Women Athletes Business Network Mentoring Program, and founding member of the Women Entrepreneurs and Leader Laboratory (WELL for Digital Health). Megan is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, graduating cum laude from the University of California, San Diego. She received her master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from PGSP-Stanford University, and completed fellowships at Yale University and Stanford University School of Medicine
Director, Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health, Google
Dr. Ivor Braden Horn has over 20+ years of experience as an executive in health systems, academic, and venture-backed entrepreneurial environments.
She is a sought-after advisor for health technology companies and has served on advisory committees and boards for several academic, philanthropic, government and for-profit organizations.
As a strategic leader, Ivor has demonstrated expertise in driving organizational change within technology and product innovation an implementing efforts to drive quality improvement and stakeholder engagement. Ivor has a track record of implementing programs to improve health outcomes, reduce regulatory compliance risk and establish partnerships with community-based organizations to better serve at-risk populations.
Dr. Horn is a nationally recognized researcher with funding from government and non-profit organizations including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA), AHRQ, and the Verizon Foundation to research the use of technology in underserved (under-represented) populations. She has authored several peer-reviewed journal publications on health communication and health disparities. She has been a community-based primary care pediatrician with over two decades of experience providing care and conducting research in communities of color.
In addition to her academic and clinical work, Dr. Horn has appeared as a medical expert on the Today Show, Good Morning America and several local media outlets.
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