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, 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. 2020 Nov 04. PMID: 33190842
  2. 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 Aug 22; 118:704-722. PMID: 32841653
  3. Weizenbaum E, Torous J, Fulford D. Cognition in Context: Understanding the Everyday Predictors of Cognitive Performance in a New Era of Measurement. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 07 23; 8(7):e14328. PMID: 32706680
  4. 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. 2020 Jul 17. PMID: 32678421
  5. Khare C, Mueser KT, Fulford D, Watve VG, Karandikar NJ, Khare S, Karandikar DN, McGurk SR. Employment functioning in people with severe mental illnesses living in urban vs. rural areas in India. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2020 Dec; 55(12):1593-1606. PMID: 32564092
  6. Gill SV, Abplanalp SJ, Keegan L, Fulford D. Effort-Based Decision-Making and Gross Motor Performance: Are They Linked? Brain Sci. 2020 Jun 04; 10(6). PMID: 32512760
  7. Abplanalp SJ, Mueser KT, Fulford D. The role of physical pain in global functioning of people with serious mental illness. Schizophr Res. 2020 Aug; 222:423-428. PMID: 32499163
  8. Fulford D, Meyer-Kalos PS, Mueser KT. Focusing on recovery goals improves motivation in first-episode psychosis. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2020 Dec; 55(12):1629-1637. PMID: 32409882
  9. Rawson KS, Cavanaugh JT, Colon-Semenza C, DeAngelis T, Duncan RP, Fulford D, LaValley MP, Mazzoni P, Nordahl T, Quintiliani LM, Saint-Hilaire M, Thomas CA, Earhart GM, Ellis TD. Design of the WHIP-PD study: a phase II, twelve-month, dual-site, randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of a cognitive-behavioral approach for promoting enhanced walking activity using mobile health technology in people with Parkinson-disease. BMC Neurol. 2020 Apr 20; 20(1):146.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32312243
  10. Mote J, Fulford D. Ecological momentary assessment of everyday social experiences of people with schizophrenia: A systematic review. Schizophr Res. 2020 02; 216:56-68. PMID: 31874743
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