Nashua, NH

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College

Represented: Researchers

Karen Fortuna, PhD, MSW, LICSW, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth College and co-founder of the Collaborative Design for Recovery and Health. As an international collaborative of patients, peer support specialists, caregivers, policy makers, and payer systems, the collaborative uses community-based participatory research to facilitate the development, evaluation, and implementation of digital tools that leverage mobile health to address needs identified by community members from vulnerable populations.

Fortuna has approximately 100 peer-reviewed publications co-authored with patient partners and averages one to two invited presentations per month (over 100 presentations) at both national and international scientific meetings, including invited presentations at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, and many other organizations.

Karen served as chair of the Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement from August 2020 to August 2023.

Conflicts of Interest

As of August 20, 2020

  • Dartmouth College, Employer
  • Social Wellness, Consultant
  • National Association of Peer Supporters, Advisory Council Member


Person Type
Panel / Committee