AI for the Mind: Improving Mental Health with Artificial Intelligence


May 12, 2021
5:00 PM ET



It’s a difficult time for mental health: the social isolation and fear surrounding COVID-19 has ushered in a wave of anxiety and depression. How do we ensure mental health is appropriately diagnosed, tracked, and treated in these trying times and beyond? Join NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Alumnus Christopher Gregg, PhD (University of Utah) and NYSCF CEO & Founder Susan L. Solomon, JD, as they discuss new ways to leverage artificial intelligence in accelerating diagnosis of mental health issues, defining better treatments, and factoring mental health into precision medicine strategies.

Suggested Audience: General Public


Christopher Gregg, PhD

Christopher Gregg, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Human Genetics
University of Utah School of Medicine
Co-Founder, CSO
Storyline Health Inc.

Dr. Gregg performed his PhD studies at the University of Calgary in Canada in the field of neural stem cell biology. He was awarded the University of Calgary Chancellor’s Medal for his work on stem cell biology and regenerative therapies, and co-founded a biotechnology company called Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. In 2006, he moved to Harvard University and was awarded a Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowship. At Harvard, he performed postdoctoral studies with Dr. Catherine Dulac that focused on developing RNASeq methods that can distinguish the expression of maternal and paternal alleles in the brain. He was awarded the Eppendorf & Science Prize in Neurobiology in 2010 and his work was selected as one of the “Top 10 Breakthroughs of the Year” by the National Institute of Mental Health. In 2012, he was selected to be a NYSCF –  Robertson Neuroscience Investigator. In 2018, his lab’s work was selected by STAT News as one of the breakthroughs of the year. His lab’s research has been highlighted in international news, a TEDx talk and a documentary series developed by Illumina Inc. He co-founded Storyline Health Inc., which is leading a new field of Precision Behavioral Medicine to improve research, drug development and healthcare.

Susan L. Solomon, JD
CEO & Founder
The NYSCF Research Institute

Susan L. Solomon is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute. A veteran healthcare advocate, Susan has received numerous awards for her work with NYSCF, including the New York State Women of Excellence Award, the Triumph Award from the Brooke Ellison Foundation, and recognition as a Living Landmark from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. Susan has decades of leadership experience in starting and building effective and focused organizations. She started her career as an attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton, then held executive positions at MacAndrews & Forbes and APAX (formerly MMG Patricof and Co.) She was the founder and President of Sony Worldwide Networks, the Chairman and CEO of Lancit Media Productions, and served as the founding CEO of, prior to starting her own strategic management consulting firm Solomon Partners LLC in 2000.