Health Data Science and E-Mental Health

Our lab is committed to improving our understanding of mental health and substance use, and to improve the care we provide, through innovation in the field of mental health systems. Our main areas of focus are: the design, implementation and evaluation of digital tools to deliver evidence based interventions; the use of machine learning tools to improve our understanding of risk and the design of personalized responses; and leveraging natural language processing to develop unstructured interfaces between users and bots.


Selected publications:

Our Digital Moment: Innovations and Opportunities in Digital Mental Health Care. Can J Psychiatry

Gratzer D, Torous J, (…), Vigo D, Pajer K, Yatham LN. Can J Psychiatry. June 30, 2020

The Differential Outcomes of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries vs High-Income Countries

Vigo D., Thornicroft, G., Gureje, O. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online June 11, 2020.

Emergency Response to COVID-19 in Canada: Platform Development and Implementation for eHealth in Crisis Management
Krausz, M., Westenberg J.N., Vigo, D., Spence, R.T., Ramsey, D. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. May 15, 2020; 6(2)

Mental Health of Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Vigo D, Patten S, (…), Thornicroft G, Yatham LN. Can J Psychiatry. Published May 11, 2020.

Mobile Apps for Medication Management: Review and Analysis

Tabi K, Randhawa AS, Choi F, Mithani Z, Albers F, Schnieder M, Nikoo M, Vigo D, Jang K, Demlova R, Krausz M. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019;7(9):e13608

A Process Evaluation of a Web-Based Mental Health Portal (WalkAlong) Using Google Analytics

Song MJ., Ward J., Choi F., Nikoo M., Frank A., Shams F., Tabi K., Vigo D., Krausz, M; JMIR Ment Health. 2018 August 20;5(3):e50.