Michael V. Heinz, M.D.

Michael V. Heinz, M.D.

Research Psychiatrist

Dartmouth College


Michael V. Heinz is a research psychiatrist at Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Health, with an interest in scalable digital technologies for assessing and treating mental health problems. He is completing a research fellowship at the Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health Lab at the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health. His work there emphasizes the use of passively collected data, such as movement and heart rate, to understand mental health problems. Dr. Heinz has co-led multiple clinical trials, including an app-based digital intervention for co-occurring substance use disorders and the ongoing Therabot trial, which explores the effectiveness and feasibility of an AI-driven therapy robot. As a member of Dartmouth’s Psychiatry Immunology and Neurology Group, he engages in a multi-hospital collaboration investigating neurological and psychiatric disorders following infections or illnesses. His research has allowed for productive collaborations with various industry partners, including Microsoft Research and Artisight. Dr. Heinz sees adult clients at Dartmouth Health’s Hanover Psychiatry, specializing in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders through medications and psychotherapy with training in interventional treatments, including electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Passive Sensing in Mental Health
  • Digital Interventions and Chatbots
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biomedical Data Science, 2024

    Dartmouth College

  • Adult Psychiatry Residency (Research Focus), 2021

    Dartmouth College

  • Medical Degree (M.D.), 2017

    Creighton School of Medicine

  • BSc in Mathematics, 2013

    Creighton University


Dartmouth Health
Adult Psychiatry Attending
August 2021 – Present New Hampshire
Dr. Heinz treats mood and anxiety disorders in adult patients at Dartmouth Health’s faculty-run practice.
Dartmouth College
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
July 2021 – Present New Hampshire
Funded on the NIH GRANTs T32 CA134286 and R01 MH123482
United States Army
November 2018 – Present United States
Dr. Heinz is a Captain (Promotable) in the US Army, serving in the Army Medical Department.
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Resident in Psychiatry
July 2017 – June 2021 New Hampshire
Completed adult psychiatry residency, as part of the research track.
Private Consultant
January 2019 – December 2020 Chicago

Projects included:

  • Algorithm for Detecting Positioning of Endoscopic Camera in Human Tissue
  • Algorithm for automated detection and registration of bluetooth n-angulation devices


Led the development of a specialized tool for high quality, peer-reviewed data creation.
Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Clinic @ Dartmouth Hitchcock
Development of Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Clinic @ DH using RedCap Database
Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Clinic @ Dartmouth Hitchcock
Endoscope Video Feed Algorithm
Development of laparoscopic camera algorithm for detecting whether camera is inside or outside the body
Endoscope Video Feed Algorithm
A collaborative Q&A repository for academics designed by Michael V. Heinz.

Recent Publications

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(2024). Symptom Detection with Text Message Log Distributions for Holistic Depression and Anxiety Screening. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies.

Cite Slides DOI

(2024). Behind the Screen: A Narrative Review on the Translational Capacity of Passive Sensing for Mental Health Assessment. Biomedical Materials & Devices.


(2024). Detecting major depressive disorder presence using passively-collected wearable movement data in a nationally-representative sample. Psychiatry Research.


(2023). Estimate of the incidence of PANDAS and PANS in 3 primary care populations.. Frontiers in Pediatrics.



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