January 23, 2024 | Digital Therapeutics for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: State of the Science and Clinical Practice | ME SUD Learning Community



January 23, 2024 | 12:00-1:00pm


Digital therapeutics – software used to prevent, treat, or manage a medical disorder or disease – are redefining the future of healthcare.  Digital therapeutics package an entire model of care – that can be delivered with fidelity and in accordance with state-of-the-science best practices – into a unified, seamless digital delivery system.  Digital therapeutics have been particularly transformative in the field of substance use, mental health and other behavioral health conditions and can markedly improve access to care, quality of care, and treatment outcomes, while reducing costs, for a wide array of audiences in diverse settings.  In this presentation, Dr. Marsch will review the state of the science of digital therapeutics for behavioral health and timely opportunities to scale up access to these digital health tools via multiple paths to deployment around the world.


  • Understand the clinical impact that science-based digital therapeutics can have.
  • Understand the utility of digital data capture to assess health behavior and provide personalized digital therapeutics
  • Understand the confluence of factors increasing demand and opportunities for scaling up access to digital therapeutics for behavioral health

Presenter: Lisa Marsch, MD
Dr. Lisa A. Marsch is the Founding Director of the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH), a designated “Center of Excellence” supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. She is also the Director of the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network and the Andrew G. Wallace Professor within the Departments of Psychiatry and Biomedical Data Science at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.   CTBH is an interdisciplinary Center housed at Dartmouth and includes partners across the U.S. and internationally. This Center uses science to inform the development, evaluation, and sustainable implementation of digital therapeutics and other digital health tools for behavior change targeting a wide array of populations and health behaviors.   These tools are designed to deliver engaging and effective health monitoring and health behavior interventions anytime and anywhere and to collectively lead to transformations in the delivery of science-based health care.

Dr. Marsch is a regular keynote speaker at national and international meetings (including invited presentations at the White House, U.S. Congress, the World Bank, and for the US Surgeon General).  She has served as a consultant to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization and on the National Advisory Council to the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the

Prescribing clinicians and their teams

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Nurses and Nurse Practitioners will be awarded a certificate of participation with a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Contact Hours
1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals.
1 Category I contact hour for psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hour for Alcohol and Drug Counselors pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.