Dr. Nicholas B. (Nick) Allen

Dr. Nicholas B. Allen

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Dr. Nick Allen co-founded Ksana Health in 2019 to translate the tools and technologies he developed as the Director of University of Oregon's Center for Digital Mental Health into products and services that will transform mental health care and research.

Dr. Allen is a clinical psychologist and social neuroscientist who investigates the interaction between biological, psychological, and environmental risk factors during adolescent development in order to more fully understand how to prevent mental health problems and encourage healthy development during this critical stage of life.

His 30+ years of experience in clinical psychology, social neuroscience, research and education led him to develop two platforms available through Ksana Health:

EARS Ecological Momentary Assessment Research Platform - A comprehensive solution for mobile sensing and Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) research using smartphone technology (iOS and Android) as a HIPAA compliant remote sensing opportunity to deliver personalized, just-in-time interventions. The research platform is currently available to teams worldwide

The second product in the late stages of development combines stand-alone consumer wellness app with mental health practitioner tools into a comprehensive, objective mobile sensing and HIPAA compliant client communication platform.  


He has published over 350 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and 4 books, addressing vulnerability to, and treatment of, depression and related problems, particularly amongst teenagers. See a full list of his publications on Google Scholar.