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Karen L Fortuna, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


PhD in Social Welfare
Licensed Independent Social Worker

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The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 401
Concord NH 03301

Email: Karen.L.Fortuna@Dartmouth.edu

Grant Information

K01 Early Career Investigator Award July 2019-July 2023
Title: Peer-Delivered and Technology-Supported Illness Self-Management
Objectives: This award includes a 4-year plan to become an independent investigator to pursue a research career developing and testing novel approaches to peer-delivered evidence-based self-management interventions for adults with serious mental illness.
Role: Principal Investigator

Pragmatic Clinical Trial Bartels & Pratt (Co-PIs)
May 2019-May 2024
Title: Integrated Physical and Mental Health Self-management Compared to Chronic Disease Self-management
Objective: Comparative effectiveness randomized control trial comparing Integrated Illness Management and Recovery in comparison to Chronic Disease Self-Management Program with 600 people with serious mental illness.
Role: Co-Investigator

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Dr. Karen L. Fortuna is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth College. Through the Collaborative Design for Recovery and Health, Dr. Fortuna works in equal partnership with patient partners in co-producing and empirically testing digital peer support technologies and trainings. Dr. Fortuna has over 100 peer-reviewed publications co-produced with patient partners. Dr. Fortuna serves on the American Psychiatric Association’s Expert Advisory panel on Smartphone App Development and Chairs PCORI's Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement. She serves as editor of the Journal of Participatory Medicine and the Shared Wisdom feature in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatric.