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Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, mHealth for Mental Health Program

Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Rivermill Commercial Center, Suite B4-1
Lebanon, NH 03766

Phone: 603-448-0263
Email: Dror.Ben-Zeev@Dartmouth.edu


Ben-Gurion University, BA 2002
Illinois Institute of Technology, MS 2005
Illinois Institute of Technology, PhD 2008
University of California, San Diego, Postdoc 2009


Dr. Dror Ben-Zeev is a faculty member in the
Department of Psychiatry at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and
licensed Clinical Psychologist. He leads a program of research focused on the
use of Mobile Health (mHealth) approaches in the study, assessment, and
treatment of individuals with serious mental illness, integration of effective
health technologies in systems of mental health care, and development of
psychosocial interventions for psychosis. Dr. Ben-Zeev’s group is actively
developing and testing several smartphone applications for self-management of
schizophrenia, multi-modal sensing systems for detection of predictors of
psychotic relapse, mobile platforms for assessment of violence and suicidality
in patients with psychiatric illnesses and co-occurring substance use
disorders, and training of “mobile interventionists” that leverage mobile
technologies for real-time/real-place service provision in outpatient and
inpatient clinical settings. His research has been supported by multiple grants
from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation
(NSF), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), Patient Centered
Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and
Translational Science Institute. In 2013 Dr. Ben-Zeev received a EUREKA award
from the National Institute of Mental Health designed to support especially
innovative, high-risk/high-reward research





Ben-Zeev, D., Brenner, C. J., Begale, M., Duffecy, J., Mohr, D.C., Mueser, K.T. (2014) Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a smartphone intervention for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40 (6),  1244-1253.

Ben-Zeev, D., Kaiser, S. M., Krzos, I. (2014). Remote “hovering” with individuals with psychotic disorders and substance abuse: Feasibility, patient engagement, and therapeutic alliance with a text-messaging mobile interventionist. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. DOI: 10.1080/15504263.2014.962336.

Ben-Zeev, D. (2014) Technology-based interventions for psychiatric illnesses: Improving care, one patient at a time. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 23 (4).

Brian, R.M., & Ben-Zeev, D. (2014). Mobile Health (mHealth) for Mental Health in Asia: Objectives, Strategies, and Limitations. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. DOI:10.1016/j.ajp.2014.04.006.

Ben-Zeev, D., Schueller, S. M., Begale, M., Duffecy, J., Kane, J. M., Mohr, D.C. (2014). Strategies for mHealth research: lessons from 3 mobile intervention studies. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. DOI: 10.1007/s10488-014-0556-2

Ben-Zeev., D. (2014). How I stopped fearing technology-based interventions. Psychiatric Services, 65 (10),1183.

Ben-Zeev, D. (2014). mHealth for Dual Diagnosis: Considering Long-Term Implementation. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 10(1), 30–31.

Corrigan, P.W., Rusch, N., Ben-Zeev, D., & Sher, T. (2014) Rational patient and beyond: Implications for treatment adherence in people with psychiatric disabilities. Rehabilitation Psychology, 59 (1), 85-98.

Ben-Zeev, D., Kaiser, S.M., Brenner, C.J., Begale, M., Duffecy, J., Mohr, D.C. (2013). Development and Usability Testing of FOCUS: A Smartphone System for Self-Management of Schizophrenia. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36(4) 289-296.

Ben-Zeev, D., Davis, K., Kaiser, S., Krzos, I., & Drake, R.E. (2013). Mobile technologies among people with serious mental illness: Opportunities for future services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40 (4) 340-343.

Granholm, E., Ben-Zeev, D., Fulford, D., Swendsen, J. (2013). Ecological momentary assessment of social functioning in schizophrenia: Impact of performance appraisals and affect on social interactions. Schizophrenia Research, 145 (1-3) 120-124.

Ben-Zeev, D., Drake, R.E., Corrigan, P.W., Rotondi, A. J., Nilsen, W., & Depp, C. (2012). Using contemporary technologies in the assessment and treatment of serious mental illness. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 15 (4) 357- 376.

Marsch, L.A., & Ben-Zeev, D. (2012). Technology-based assessments and interventions targeting psychiatric and substance use disorders: Innovations and opportunities. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 8 (4), 259-261.

Ben-Zeev, D., Frounfelker R., Morris, S., & Corrigan, P. W. (2012).  Predictors of self-stigma in schizophrenia: New insights using mobile technologies. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 8 (4), 305-314.

Lehavot, K., Ben-Zeev, D., & Neville, R.E. (2012).  Ethical Considerations and social media: A case of suicidal postings on Facebook. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 8 (4), 341-346.

Frounfelker R., Ben-Zeev, D., Kaiser, S., O’neill, S., Reedy, W., & Drake, R. E. (2012). Partnering with mental health providers: A guide for services researchers. Journal of Mental Health, 21 (5), 469-477.

Ben-Zeev, D., Young, M.A., & Depp, C. (2012). Real-time predictors of suicidal ideation: Mobile assessment of hospitalized depressed patients. Psychiatry Research, 197, (1-2),55-59.

Ben-Zeev, D., Corrigan, P.W., Britt, T. W., Langford, L. (2012). Stigma of mental illness and service use in the military. Journal of Mental Health, 21, (3), 264-273.

Ben-Zeev, D. (2012). Mobile technologies in the study, assessment, and treatment of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin,38,(3), 384-385.

Ben-Zeev, D., McHugo, G., Xie, H., Dobbins, K, & Young, M.A. (2012). Comparing retrospective reports to real-time/real-place mobile assessments in individuals with schizophrenia and a nonclinical comparison group. Schizophrenia Bulletin,38,(3), 396-404.

Granholm, E., Ben-Zeev, D., Link, P.C., Bradshaw, K.,& Holden, J. (2012). Mobile Assessment and Treatment for Schizophrenia (MATS): a pilot trial of an interactive text- messaging intervention for medication adherence, socialization, and auditory hallucinations. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38,(3), 414-425.

Corrigan, P.W., & Ben-Zeev, D. (2012). Is Stigma A Stigmatizing Word? A Political Question for Science. Stigma Research and Action, 2, (2), 62–66 2012.

Pingani, L., Ferrari, S., Forghieri, M., Ben-Zeev, D., Artoni, P., Mazzi, F., Palmieri, G.,Rigatelli, M., Corrigan, P. W. (2012). Stigma and discrimination toward mental illness: translation and validation of the Italian version of the Attribution Questionnaire– 27 (AQ-27-I).Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology,47 (6), 993-999.

Ben-Zeev, D., Morris, S., Swendsen, J., & Granholm, E. (2012) Predicting the occurrence, conviction, distress, and disruption of different delusional experiences in the daily life of people with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin,38 (4), 826-837.

Swendsen, J., Ben-Zeev, D., & Granholm, E. (2011). Real-time electronic ambulatory monitoring of substance use and symptom expression in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168 (2), 202-209.

Ben-Zeev, D., Ellington, K., Swendsen, J., & Granholm, E. (2011). Examining a cognitive model of persecutory ideation in the daily life of people with schizophrenia: a computerized experience sampling study. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 37 (6), 1248-1256.

Ben-Zeev, D., Larson, J., & Sarratt, M. (2010). A possible role for progressive muscle relaxation in the treatment of persecutory ideation. Medical Hypotheses, 75, 568-571.

Depp, C., Mausbach, B., Granholm, E., Cardenas, V., Ben-Zeev, D., Patterson, T., L., Lebowitz, B., D., & Jeste, D.V. (2010). Mobile interventions for severe mental illness: design and preliminary data from three approaches. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198 (10), 715-721.

Ben-Zeev, D., Young, M. A., & Corrigan, P. W. (2010). DSM-V and the stigma of mental illness. Journal of Mental Health, 19 (4), 318-327.

Ben-Zeev, D., & Young, M.A. (2010). Accuracy of hospitalized depressed patients’ and healthy controls’ retrospective symptom reports: an experience sampling study. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198 (4), 280-285.

Granholm, E., Ben-Zeev, D., & Link, P. (2009). Social disinterest attitudes and group cognitive behavioral social skills training for functional disability in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 35 (5), 874- 883.

Ben-Zeev, D., Granholm, E., & Cafri, G. (2009). Symptoms of depression and anxiety mediate the relationship between self-esteem and paranoia. Schizophrenia Research, 115 (2), 377-378.

Emmerson, L. C., Ben-Zeev, D., Granholm, E., Tiffany, M., Golshan, S., & Jeste, D.V. (2009). Prevalence and longitudinal stability of negative symptoms in healthy participants. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24 (12), 1438-1444.

Ben-Zeev, D., Young, M. A., & Madsen, J. W. (2009). Retrospective recall of affect in clinically depressed individuals and controls. Cognition & Emotion, 23 (5), 1021-1040.

McCloskey, M. S., Ben-Zeev, D., Lee, R., Berman, M., & Coccaro, E. (2009). Acute tryptophan depletion and self- injurious behavior in aggressive patients and healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology, 203 (1), 53-61.

McCloskey, M. S., Ben-Zeev, D., Lee, R., & Coccaro, E. (2008). Prevalence of suicidal and self-Injurious behavior among subjects with intermittent explosive disorder. Psychiatry Research, 158 (2), 248-250.