Mark Matthews is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at UCD and CTO at digital mental health startup, HealthRhythms. His research investigates the interplay between mental health and technology, including how technology impacts on mental health and some aspects of technology might be used to improve mental health. Dr. Matthews completed his PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin in 2009. From 2012 to 2017, he worked as a Marie Curie Research Scholar and Research Associate at the People Aware Computing Lab at Cornell University, USA. This work led to the development of MoodRhythm, a digital health tool for people with bipolar disorder that won the Heritage mHealth $100k Challenge. Mark has co-authored over 52 peer-reviewed papers with over 1,320 citations and a h-index of 18. He is currently a co-investigator for a large grant from the National Institutes of Health (USA) entitled ‘Monitoring and Stabilizing Behavioral Rhythms to Improve Mental Health’.
In addition to his academic work, Dr. Matthews is an experienced entrepreneur. His PhD research was commercialized into a digital mental health startup, SilverCloud Health that employs over 50 people and has treated over 100,000 patients. In 2014, Mark formed HealthRhythms, a digital health startup based in New York that is focused on using sensor and self-reported information to objectively measure and improve mental health.