Nick Allen

Professor of Psychology, Founder & CEO
University of Oregon, Ksana Health

Nick Allen is the Ann Swindells Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon, and the Director of the University Center for Digital Mental Health. He is a leading researcher and clinician in the area of adolescent mental health, especially for his work on adolescent-onset depression and substance use. He trained in Australia and has worked in a variety of clinical and academic roles over the last 30 years. His work aims to understand how children and adolescents are affected by the environments in which they grow up and has focused on identifying early risk factors for mental health problems generate novel approaches to early intervention and prevention. He has also developed methods using mobile and wearable devices to automatically track mental health and provide interventions to users exactly when they need them. He recently founded a startup company to translate these mobile sensing methods into products that support evidence-based mental health care.

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