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How Digital Tools Can Impact the Psychiatric Care of Older Adults

Psychiatry Ground Rounds, May 4, 2022

Headshot of Ipsit Vahia, MD

Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) is pleased to welcome Ipsit V. Vahia, MD, as our Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds speaker May 4, 2022. Dr. Vahia's presentation is titled "Digital Mental Health and Aging: Opportunities and Pitfalls."

Dr. Vahia is a geriatric psychiatrist, clinician, and researcher. In October 2021, he took on the newly created roles of associate chief of the division of geriatric psychiatry and director of digital psychiatry translation at McLean Hospital. He is also director of the Technology and Aging Laboratory. His research focuses on the use of technology and informatics in the assessment and management of older adults. Currently, he oversees a clinical and research program on aging, behavior, and technology. He has published extensively in major international journals and textbooks.

Dr. Vahia serves on the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Geriatric Psychiatry and the Geriatric Psychiatry Committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). He has served on the board of directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) and on the editorial boards of five journals including his current role as social media editor of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2016 AAGP Barry Lebowitz Award and the 2014 APA Hartford Jeste Award.

Watch his presentation virtually via Zoom ( on Wednesday, May 4 at Noon, MST.

About Psychiatry Grand Rounds

The Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds series presents local and nationally-renowned clinicians, researchers, and educators. Grand Rounds typically occur the first and third Wednesday of each month. Lectures are presented in-person, virtually, or both - presentation availability is noted in the schedule online. Presentations recordings are made available at the discretion of the presenters.

Grand Rounds presentations are intended for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers. Continuing education (CE) credit is available. The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.