BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CompanionMx, Inc.™, a digital health technology company, today announced the appointment of Carl D. Marci, M.D. to the position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Marci, a founding member and previous Senior Scientific Advisor, will now oversee and work to commercialize the company’s unique remote mental health monitoring platform, The Companion™ System. In this role, he will help to deliver objective measures to improve clinical support and patient outcomes at a time when mental health issues are top of mind.
“I believe deeply in the CompanionMx mission and in the power of mobile technology to extend our intelligence, improve patient-provider engagement and help prevent and treat mental health episodes,” said Dr. Marci. “The Companion System’s unique ability to capture acoustic and behavioral biomarkers, that are then shared with both the patients and their providers, enables objective, evidence-based clinical decision-making. With CompanionMx, clinicians are empowered to provide the right care, at the right time, at the right level to those in need.”
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marci will also lead and manage ongoing clinical research to expand the capabilities of the Companion™ System for mobile mental health – tapping his wealth of relevant business experience and expertise in successfully translating complex health technologies that deliver value to clients.
“Dr. Marci’s extensive mental health experience gives us critical knowledge on how we can best integrate the Companion platform within the healthcare system,” said Sub Datta, CEO of CompanionMx. “As an experienced clinician and entrepreneur, he’ll help strengthen our roots in the mental health community to achieve our mission of helping clinicians provide proactive, personalized and preventive care to their patients suffering from mental health issues.”
Prior to joining CompanionMx, Dr. Marci was involved in founding two successful start-ups – Innerscope Research, a leader in consumer neuroscience purchased by Nielsen in 2015, and Cogito Corp., an established leader in voice analytics, and sister company of CompanionMx. In addition to his position as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marci is on faculty at Harvard Medical School and is an active clinician part-time within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital – ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for Beyond Conflict, a non-profit that uses brain and behavioral sciences to tackle challenging social issues, including dehumanization, polarization and racism.
Dr. Marci received his B.A. in psychology with honors at Columbia University, his M.A. in psychology and philosophy at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and completed his M.D. with honors at Harvard Medical School. He has extensive training in the use of biometrics and the neuroscience of emotion through two National Institutes of Health fellowship, has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed science journals and holds seven U.S. patents.
As a pioneer in the fields of social neuroscience and digital health, Dr. Marci often gives lectures nationally and internationally, is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network as a Henry Crown Fellow and was previously named a Marketing Technology Trailblazer by Ad Age in 2017.
CompanionMx, Inc.™ is a digital health technology company with a proven platform for proactive mobile mental health monitoring for better clinical outcomes. Born out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and validated through multiple clinical trials at Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals and multiple Veterans Affairs clinics, the Companion system uses active monitoring of voice and passive monitoring of other smartphone metadata to continuously produce acoustic and behavioral biomarkers that predict core symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders. CompanionMx is headquartered in Boston. Learn more at www.companionmx.com.