Dr. Karen Fortuna
Dr. Fortuna holds a doctorate in Social Welfare and a master’s degree in Social Work. Dr. Fortuna is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Her primary research interest is developing and implementing peer supported digital programs for people with a lived experience of a mental health condition.
Dr. Fortuna is using community-engaged research methods to develop and implement peer-supported mobile health program called “ PeerTECH”. Dr. Fortuna was awarded an NIMH K01 award (K01MH117496), a NARSAD Young Investigator Grants from the Brain and Behavior Foundation and the Alvin R. Tarlov & John E. Ware Jr. Award in Patient Reported Outcomes for her work in digital peer support. Dr. Fortuna’s work can be seen in numerous book chapters on digital peer support, in peer-reviewed journal publications, and in Forbes Magazine. She currently serves as editor of the Journal of Participatory Medicine.