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Megan Jones Bell, PsyD

Chief Strategy and Science Officer

Headspace, Inc.

Megan Jones Bell is chief strategy and science officer at Headspace. She leads the company’s global corporate strategy, technology strategy and new ventures, including Headspace’s digital health subsidiary, Headspace Health. She also oversees medical and clinical affairs and behavioral science. She previously led Headspace’s enterprise business, including product development and healthcare business development and partnership efforts.

Prior to Headspace, Dr. Bell was chief science officer and scientific founder at Lantern, an evidence-based digital mental health company. She is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Stanford University, where she previously was an attending psychologist in child and adolescent psychiatry and behavioral sciences, associate co-director of the Laboratory for the Study of Behavioral Medicine and director of the Healthy Body Image Program. She was also visiting faculty at the Medical University of Vienna, where she ran a digital mental health research study.

Dr. Bell currently serves on the board of directors of the Child Mind Institute. She also serves on the scientific advisory board of Hilarity for Charity and is a brain trust member of the California Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force. Dr. Bell is a Nike Performance Council member and is on Google and YouTube’s Mental Health Advisory Panel. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and a founding member of the Women Entrepreneurs and Leader Laboratory. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She received her master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from PGSP-Stanford University, and completed fellowships at Yale University and Stanford University School of Medicine.

Sessions

Leadership Insights: Addressing Mental Health Needs in a Digital Age

Presented by Kadesha Thomas Smith, Megan Jones Bell, PsyD, Wayne Young, FACHE at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

The importance of support, connection and quality mental health care is critical now more than ever. Individuals across the country are struggling with increasing isolation, and healthcare providers are at a significant risk for burnout, high levels of stress and trauma from the effects of the pandemic. Despite increased physical barriers to mental health treatment…