Debbie Boeldt, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with a deep background in research, which has fueled her passion for evidence-based approaches for mental health and technology. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder and completed her internship at the University of California San Diego/Veterans Administration program. After completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Scripps Research Translational Institute in genomics and digital medicine, she joined a start-up focused on leveraging technology in personalized medicine. Her expertise ranges from web-based interventions, digital health, and virtual reality. As Deputy Director at the National Mental Health Innovation Center (NMHIC), Debbie leads efforts focused on accelerating the implementation of new innovations into mental health.
NMHIC was founded in 2015 to accelerate the implementation of new ideas into mental health. It is located on the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus and includes a diverse staff of psychologists, program planners, evaluators and public health professionals. Our mission is to find, develop and put into practice big new ideas to prevent, treat and change the way people think about mental health. We have created a formalized Tech Innovation Network model of diverse clinical and community partners that functions as a test bed through which new technological solutions can be rapidly developed, tested, refined, and validated.