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Meet Our Team

John Torous

MD MBI

Elena
Rodrigez-Villa

BA

Erica Camacho

MS

Matcheri Keshavan

MD

Arthi Kumaravel

MD

Samuel Sheffield

MD

John Torous

MD MBI

Elena
Rodrigez-Villa

BA

Erica Camacho

MS

Matcheri Keshavan

MD

Arthi Kumaravel

MD

Samuel Sheffield

MD

FAQ

None. We encourage participants, however, to bring their smartphones (or other mobile devices) to each session so that they can practice hands-on learning. We project a powerpoint that offers participants visual aids for skill-building and hand out paper and pencil activities. That said, DOORS is first and foremost discussion-based learning and doesn’t require any specific materials.

Yes. We have run multiple iterations of DOORS in the same setting. We find that each group is distinct in its interests, and that because of discussion-based learning and session content varies (even if it highlights the same smartphone skills and features).

Yes, the Division of Digital Psychiatry has run seven digital skills literacy groups thus far. Our partners and collaborators have led these groups five times. Each group provides unique insight on how to improve our program.

Any and all. DOORS was designed to address a need among patients with mental illness. However, the smartphone skills and utilities it highlights are helpful to anyone. The DOORS curriculum is adaptable and can be modified to meet the needs and interests of any given demographic.

Instructors have access to our eight-session curriculum designed to educate participants on beneficial smartphone tools. From experience, we know that not every group is equal. Thus, we provide instructors with the autonomy to edit curriculum material to fit the needs of their class. Instructors are able to customize survey questions, take attendance, edit PPTs, add or remove resources, and create calendar events for their group.

Participants are asked to complete a pre-survey to help instructors gauge the level of understanding their group members have at the start of each session. The post-survey allows instructors and participants to visualize how much improvement has been made on each skill. Data collected from the surveys are also used to highlight the program’s impact on the digital literacy skills of participants.