Karen Fortuna, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Geriatric Mental Health Services Research, Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging
Recipient of 2017 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Project title: Peer Delivered and Technology-Supported Medical and Psychiatric Self-Management to Reduce Psychiatric Distress and Risk Factors Linked to Mortality
Dr. Fortuna from the Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging, will test a novel method to treat mental illness and chronic medical disease among middle-aged and older adults. People with serious mental illness are disproportionately affected by chronic health conditions. Dr. Fortuna has developed a new “PeerTECH” system that combines technology - in the form of a smartphone application – with peer care to alleviate the symptoms of mental illness while improving overall health.
Areas of Expertise & Interest
Peer delivered services
Geriatric mental health services