Daniel Fulford, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University
Dept of Occupational Therapy

PhD, University of Miami

Pronouns: he/him/his

Dr. Fulford is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University. His expertise in severe mental illness helps to bridge clinical research and practice conducted at Sargent College of Heath & Rehabilitation Sciences, the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Dr. Fulford is actively funded by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies and has a strong track record of published work in the areas of psychopathology, psychiatry, and mobile health. He was recently recognized as a "Face of the Future" by the Society for Research in Psychopathology.

Dr. Fulford’s research centers on uncovering biopsychosocial mechanisms involved in human motivation, including the assessment of pleasure, drive, and effort/cost computation. A primary focus of his work has been on the identification and treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders that involve dysregulated motivation (e.g., severe mental illnesses including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; Parkinson's disease), with strong interest in the use of digital technologies to augment evidence-based assessment and intervention.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

SCH: INT: Collaborative Research: Passive sensing of social isolation and loneliness: A digital phenotyping approach
09/23/2019 - 08/31/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Understanding Social Situations (USS): Training to improve social function in people with psychosis
10/01/2020 - 09/30/2021 (PI)
VA Connecticut Healthcare system

Enhancing Social Functioning in Schizophrenia through Scalable Mobile Technology
02/17/2017 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Evaluation of an Online, Evidence-based Intervention for Transdiagnostic Paranoia in a Community Setting: Cross-Disiplinary Training and Implementation
06/01/2019 - 05/31/2020 (PI)
Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology

IPA for collaborative work on Yale University/VA grant proposal.
03/15/2019 - 05/17/2019 (PI)
VA Connecticut Healthcare system


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  1. Fulford D, Gard DE, Mueser KT, Mote J, Gill K, Leung L, Mow J. Preliminary Outcomes of an Ecological Momentary Intervention for Social Functioning in Schizophrenia: Pre-Post Study of the Motivation and Skills Support App. JMIR Ment Health. 2021 Jun 15; 8(6):e27475. PMID: 34128812
  2. Zajac JA, Cavanaugh JT, Baker T, Colón-Semenza C, DeAngelis TR, Duncan RP, Fulford D, LaValley M, Nordahl T, Rawson KS, Saint-Hilaire M, Thomas CA, Earhart GM, Ellis TD. Are Mobile Persons With Parkinson Disease Necessarily More Active? J Neurol Phys Ther. 2021 Jun 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34091569
  3. Weizenbaum EL, Fulford D, Torous J, Pinsky E, Kolachalama VB, Cronin-Golomb A. Smartphone-Based Neuropsychological Assessment in Parkinson's Disease: Feasibility, Validity, and Contextually Driven Variability in Cognition. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2021 May 17; 1-13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33998438
  4. McGurk SR, Otto MW, Fulford D, Cutler Z, Mulcahy LP, Talluri SS, Qiu WQ, Gan Q, Tran I, Turner L, DeTore NR, Zawacki SA, Khare C, Pillai A, Mueser KT. A randomized controlled trial of exercise on augmenting the effects of cognitive remediation in persons with severe mental illness. J Psychiatr Res. 2021 07; 139:38-46. PMID: 34022474
  5. Khare C, McGurk SR, Fulford D, Watve VG, Karandikar NJ, Khare S, Karandikar DN, Mueser KT. A longitudinal analysis of employment in people with severe mental illnesses in India. Schizophr Res. 2021 02; 228:472-480. PMID: 33582309
  6. Mote J, Fulford D. Now Is the Time to Support Black Individuals in the US Living With Serious Mental Illness-A Call to Action. JAMA Psychiatry. 2021 Feb 01; 78(2):129-130. PMID: 32678421
  7. Abplanalp SJ, Gold A, Gonzalez R, Doshi S, Campos-Mendez Y, Gard DE, Fulford D. Feasibility of using smartphones to capture speech during social interactions in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2021 02; 228:51-52. PMID: 33434732
  8. Colón-Semenza C, Fulford D, Ellis T. Effort-Based Decision-Making for Exercise in People with Parkinson's Disease. J Parkinsons Dis. 2021; 11(2):725-735. PMID: 33459665
  9. Fulford D, Mote J, Gonzalez R, Abplanalp S, Zhang Y, Luckenbaugh J, Onnela JP, Busso C, Gard DE. Smartphone sensing of social interactions in people with and without schizophrenia. J Psychiatr Res. 2021 05; 137:613-620. PMID: 33190842; PMCID: PMC8084875; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.11.002;
  10. Mow JL, Gandhi A, Fulford D. Imaging the "social brain" in schizophrenia: A systematic review of neuroimaging studies of social reward and punishment. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2020 11; 118:704-722. PMID: 32841653
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