Megan Jones Bell

Megan Jones Bell
MENTOR | IWF Austria

Megan is chief science officer at Headspace, the world’s most popular meditation app which is scaling to become the most comprehensive guide to health and happiness. Previously, Megan was chief science officer at Lantern, an evidence-based digital mental health company that she helped found. Lantern’s establishment is the culmination of Megan’s pioneering digital health research aimed at making mental health care more effective, affordable, and accessible. Commitment to changing cultural norms about mental health and wellbeing is an integral part of Megan’s beliefs.

Megan is also a consulting assistant professor at Stanford University where she advises the university on mental health care strategy. She was visiting scientific faculty at Medical University of Vienna for five years and a co-principal investigator of an EU-funded study, ICare, aimed at implementing digital mental health technology in six European countries. Her academic and advocacy work has been recognized by the National Institute of Mental Health, the U.S. House of Representatives, the European Union, and Stanford University, among others. Megan has a longstanding commitment to activating female leadership and served on the board of directors for I Am That Girl, is a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) and mentor for the IWF & EY Women Athletes Business Network Mentoring Program. 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. Megan is a Fellow of the second class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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