Dr. Steven LockeSteven Locke, MD is a research psychiatrist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a member of the Division of Clinical Computing, specializing in behavioral telehealth. Dr. Locke is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT. He conducts health services research and teaches about innovative uses of technology in healthcare in the Division of Health Sciences and Technology at HMS and MIT. His research involves the integration of technology solutions into behavioral health and primary care.
Dr. Locke has a secondary appointment at Massachusetts General Hospital where he is a research psychiatrist at the Center for Medical Simulation, using simulation for communication skills training. Dr. Locke is an internationally-known healthcare technology consultant with 30 years' experience in leadership, research, and clinical care in behavioral medicine and primary care psychiatry. As a principal in Veritas Health Solutions LLC, he consults to health care organizations and the disease management industry about the use of technology solutions to manage co-morbid mental disorders in general medical settings.
Dr. Locke is a past-President of the American Psychosomatic Society and has held leadership positions in other professional societies including the Disease Management Association of America where he served as chair of the Technology Committee.
"The decision of the awards committee was based on Dr. Locke's initiative in organizing and running the Summit on Behavioral Telehealth which we see as an important venue to educate and generate discussion about important issues in psychiatry." said AATP Executive Director Robert Kennedy. The annual Summit on Behavioral Health was organized by Dr. Locke as the program chair assisted by other Harvard faculty members who served on a program advisory committee, including BIDMC's Dr. Charles Safran, Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, Dr. Warner Slack, who co-founded the Division along with Dr. Howard Bleich, and Dr. Lawrence Lifson in the BIDMC Department of Psychiatry.
The Inaugural Summit on Behavioral Telehealth was held in June, 2007 and was so successful that it will again be held this June 2nd - 3rd at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. The Summit focuses on the intersection of innovative health technologies, disease management, and behavioral change and addresses the need for greater integration of behavioral health into primary care and the management of chronic medical conditions and preventive medicine (see www.tcbi.org for more information). The summit features nationally and internationally known experts on behavioral telehealth and many local HMS faculty will be presenting.
Dr. Locke is a research psychiatrist in the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a staff member of the BIDMC Department of Psychiatry, and a research psychiatrist at the Center for Medical Simulation. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT. Dr. Locke is the founding director of HST.921, "Information Technology in the Healthcare System of the Future," an HST elective held each spring that teaches e-health entrepreneurship empowering interdisciplinary student teams to solve health care problems using innovative technology solutions developed with faculty mentors [Google: HST.921 for more information].