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Dr. Megan Jones Bell is director of consumer and mental health at Google and gets to improve health for billions of people. She was formerly chief strategy and science officer at Headspace and helped guide Headspace through its transformation from a meditation app into a comprehensive digital mental health platform, Headspace Health. Megan founded one of the first digital mental health start-ups, Lantern, where she pioneered blended mental health interventions leveraging software and coaching. Megan started her career at Stanford University where she was an assistant professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. At Stanford, and in her work with the European Union, Megan developed and disseminated over two dozen evidence-based digital mental health interventions and conducted research in the US, Europe, India, and Brazil. Megan clinically specializes in the treatment of adolescents and young adults and is an expert in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and obesity.
Megan serves on the Board of Directors at a leading national children's mental health nonprofit, Child Mind Institute, Board of Trustees at an independent girls school, Castilleja School, and the Advisory Boards for Seth and Lauren Rogan’s brain health charity, HFC, and The Goldie Hawn Foundation/MindUP. Megan also advises a number of start-up companies. She was formerly a braintrust member of the California Alzheimer's Prevention and Preparedness Task Force, longstanding co-chair of the National Eating Disorder Association’s Prevention Advisory Council, and member of Nike’s Performance Council. Megan is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, graduating cum laude from 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.