Thomas R. Insel
Thomas R. Insel, M.D., a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, is a co-founder and president of Mindstrong Health, a start-up looking to transform the future of mental health care by developing better ways to measure and detect (passively) changes in mental health state. From 2002-2015, Insel served as director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) committed to research on mental disorders. Prior to serving as NIMH director, lnsel was Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, where he was founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience in Atlanta. Most recently (2015–2017), he led the mental health team at Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) in San Francisco. Insel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has received numerous national and international awards, including honorary degrees in the US and Europe.
Building the Thermometer for Mental Health
Our article focuses on the use of smartphone technology to better understand your state of mind and treat depression, schizophrenia, and other disorders.
A Decade after The Decade of the Brain
In this seven-part series, directors of neuroscience-related institutes at the NIH examine how brain research has progressed since 2000.