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Alter Health Group Taps Strategic New Hire to Advance Data-driven Mental Health Treatment

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Leading Orange County, Calif. Provider of Residential and Outpatient Recovery Services Hires Dr. Loren Martin as Chief Science Officer

DANA POINT, Calif., August 03, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alter Health Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Loren Martin as chief science officer. Dr. Martin is the lead data scientist in Alter Health Group’s new initiative in mental health research and treatment analysis. While research into treatment for individual mental and behavioral health disorders is constantly advancing, there exists a gap in providers application of this research. There remains a particular need for further analysis of best practices for treating chronic and co-occurring conditions through long-term care. Alter’s position as both a mental health care provider and research institution position it to study this relationship between neuroscience and on-the-ground implementation. Dr. Martin’s research will support a new artificial intelligence model designed to continuously improve patient care and outcomes by leveraging the intelligence shared between cutting-edge psychological research and customized treatment protocols.

"Our goal is to advance the intelligence of data-driven mental health treatment in a way that reinforces rather than replaces the interpersonal component that is essential to healing," states Dr. Martin, who also holds titles as professor of neuroscience in the clinical psychology department and the director of research for the doctoral program at Azusa Pacific University, as well as the organization’s director of institutional research.

His past research focused on how the intersection of genetics, developmental disorders and social behavior has contributed to science’s understanding of the relationship between the brain and intentional behavior—essentially how hard-wiring interacts with how people choose and what they believe. His unique experience combines neuroscience and the psychology of mental health and predictive data modeling, especially in the area of autism research.

"Alter is gathering perspectives from a broad range of disciplines, many of which are neglected by mental health care providers," said Dr. Martin. "As a neuroscientist, it's important to me that I'm working alongside specialists in the delivery of personal technology and therapy as well as other experts who think at high levels about the human side of mental health and flourishing."

To learn more about Alter Health Group, visit www.alterhealthgroup.com.

ABOUT ALTER HEALTH GROUP: Founded in 2019, Alter Health Group is a leading Orange County, Calif. residential behavioral health treatment program that specializes in treating substance use disorder, primary mental health, and co-occurring disorders, specializing in offering autism-informed care. Alter uses a variety of evidence-based tools and techniques for the treatment of addiction and co-occurring mental health issues, including patients with PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors. It recently launched its latest initiative, the BeWellLine, which is funded by FEMA through the CalHOPE.org initiative and provides free crisis support for individuals and families recovering from the effects of COVID-19 – whether they contracted the virus, lost a loved one, or are simply experiencing emotional trauma from the pandemic. Alter’s mission is to provide care for mental health issues to help people live full, happy lives by combining evidence and a personal touch with compassion and understanding to help people recover, grow and build a better life than they had before. Learn more at www.alterhealthgroup.com.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210803005370/en/

Contacts

Leslie Licano, Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc.
949.733.8679 x 101 | leslie@beyondfifteen.com

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