Dr. Lisa A. Marsch is the Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College and a faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth College. The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health is a P30 “Center of Excellence” supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), composed of an interdisciplinary research and development group focused on the systematic application of cutting-edge technologies to the delivery of behavior change interventions targeting behavioral health.
With funding from NIH, Dr. Marsch has led a line of research focused on the development and evaluation of state of the art, technology-based (mobile-, and Internet-delivered) interventions targeting substance abuse, mental health, and disease management. These technology-based therapeutic tools reflect an integration of science-based behavioral interventions with evidence-based informational technologies. This work has been conducted in a variety of settings, including physician offices, substance abuse treatment programs, criminal justice settings, educational settings and via the Internet. This research has provided novel empirical information regarding the role that technology may play in improving the prevention and treatment of behavioral health issues in a manner that is cost-effective, ensures fidelity and enables the rapid diffusion and widespread adoption of science-based interventions.
Dr. Marsch has served/serves as Principal Investigator (PI) on 21 research grants, largely funded by NIH, as Co-Investigator on 20 NIH-funded grants, and as a Consultant on numerous other grants. She publishes and presents at both national and international scientific meetings focused on this area of research and mentors an array of junior investigators within the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health in this area of research. She is also Chairing the development of a Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) on technology-based therapeutic tools as applied to behavioral health issues, to be published by SAMHSA. Additionally, she participates in numerous media activities in the U.S. and internationally about this research (e.g., Fox News, Associated Press, ABC Australia news). Dr. Marsch also serves as a scientific peer reviewer to the NIDA, NIAAA and NIMH and as a consultant to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization (WHO).