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Steven Chan (@StevenChanMD,, is UC San Francisco’s (UCSF) inaugural Clinical Informatics physician fellow and an actively-practicing physician in psychiatry & behavioral sciences, specializing in mood, anxiety, PTSD, attention, and psychotic disorders. Dr. Chan serves as editorial boardmember for the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Mental Health. Dr. Chan is co-investigator on R01 grant-funded research in the areas of digital mental health, and applications for cultural psychiatry and underserved minority health.
Steve’s ideas, thoughts, and research have been featured in JAMA, Telemedicine and e-Health, and JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research). In the popular press, he has been featured on PBS, NPR Ideastream, and Wired magazine. He has designed and developed interactive voice user interfaces at Microsoft. Steve serves as current Vice Chair for the Workgroup on Mental Health & Psychiatric Apps at the American Psychiatric Association (APA), a part of the Committee on Mental Health Information Technology. Steve also serves on the Committee of Telepsychiatry.
Dr. Chan draws from his extensive training at the University of California’s leading institutes — with computer science & engineering at UC Berkeley and informatics coursework at Stanford University; medical training at UCLA, UC San Francisco, UC Davis, UC Irvine, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City; and business & healthcare administration at UC Irvine.
Steve has presented inspiring, well-researched talks at the national Health 2.0 conference in Silicon Valley, Institute for Psychiatric Services, the American Telemedicine Association, and Stanford Medicine X. Steve has also led winning collaborative teams at numerous health tech competitions, including the UC Berkeley-Genentech Hacking Health competition and the Health 2.0 San Francisco code-a-thon twice.
Giving back is important to Steve. He has volunteered throughout his residency as preceptor at a UC Davis free clinic for the medically underserved. He worked on publicity & marketing as part of the founding team for the Outreach Clinics, UC Irvine’s first student-run free clinic. He mentors over 200 students for the Edge Interns program, designed to empower undergraduates and graduate students from around the United States. He has also trained future physicians in topics ranging from organic chemistry to computer science to topics in psychopharmacology and cultural and linguistic diversity in medicine. He has made healthcare technology accessible to his local community as co-founder of Health 2.0 Sacramento. And, he volunteers as third-in-command at the Kraken Con semi-annual pop culture convention for families and fans.

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  • psychiatry & human behavior
  • medical informatics, health information technology and applications towards improving doctor-doctor and patient-doctor communications
  • virtual reality, game, and entertainment applications towards health
  • visual communication and design