Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD

Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD

Professor, Co-Director

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States

Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD, specializes in development and evaluation of technology-based approaches in the study, assessment, and treatment of mental illness. Dr. Ben-Zeev’s current research focuses on harnessing mobile technology (e.g., texting, smartphone applications, multi-modal sensors) to improve the outcomes and support the recovery of people with psychiatric conditions. These include innovative smartphone applications for self-management of schizophrenia, mobile platforms for assessment of violence and suicidality in patients with psychopathology and co-occurring substance use, behavioral sensing systems for detection of psychotic relapse, and training of Mobile Interventionists that provide real-time/real-place treatment in community, outpatient, and inpatient settings.


Affective forecasting in schizophrenia: Comparing predictions to real-time ecological momentary assessment (EMA) ratings. Brenner CJ, Ben-Zeev D. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 2014; 37(4), 316 – 320

Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a smartphone intervention for schizophrenia. Ben-Zeev D, Brenner CJ, Begale M, Duffecy J, Mohr DC, Mueser KT. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 2014. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbu033

Strategies for mHealth Research: Lessons from 3 Mobile Intervention Studies. Ben-Zeev D, Schueller SM, Begale M, Duffecy J, Kane JM, Mohr DC. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 2014 May 14; doi:10.1007/s10488-014-0556-2. ISSN: 0894587X [link]

Development and Usability Testing of FOCUS: A Smartphone System for Self-Management of Schizophrenia. Ben-Zeev, D, Kaiser, SM, Brenner, CJ, Begale, M, Duffecy, J, & Mohr, DC. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. Advance online publication. 2013, September 9. doi: 10.1037/prj0000019. [link]