Megan Jones Bell
Chief Science Officer
Headspace

Dr. Megan Jones Bell is Chief Science Officer at Headspace, a leader in the field of digital health and a visionary in making mental health care more effective, affordable, and accessible to all populations. Megan leads the company’s seven-person Health and Science team, which focuses on clinically validating the benefits of meditation with Headspace and commercializing the product within healthcare. Megan also oversees the 65+ clinical research studies conducted by Headspace’s academic partners.

Previously, Megan was chief science officer and co-founder at Lantern, an evidence-based digital mental health company. As part of Megan’s pioneering digital health research, she developed and validated over 20 digital health interventions. Megan is also a consulting assistant professor at Stanford University where she advises the university on mental health care strategy, particularly for the student population. She is committed to changing cultural norms about mental health and wellbeing, currently serving as chair of the Prevention Advisory Board of the National Eating Disorders Association. Her academic and advocacy work has been recognized by the National Institute of Mental Health, the U.S. House of Representatives, the European Union, and Stanford University, among others.

Megan has a longstanding dedication to activating female leadership, and served on the board of directors for I Am That Girl, a nonprofit focused on promoting adolescent female leaders. Megan is a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), mentor for the IWF and Ernst & Young (EY) Women Athletes Business Network Mentoring Program, and founding member of the Women Entrepreneurs and Leader Laboratory (WELL for Digital Health). Megan is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, graduating cum laude from University of California, San Diego. She received her master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from PGSP-Stanford University, and completed fellowships at Yale University and Stanford University School of Medicine.