Our Mission

We are committed to improving the efficiency, accuracy, and availability of evidence-based prediction tools around high risk human behaviors. With a combined 50+ years of experience in the prediction of human behavior, we are prepared to consult on complex issues in settings such as healthcare, social services, law enforcement, justice system, armed services, and others.

Our Team

John Helzer, MD

Emeritus Professor and former Chairman of Psychiatry, University of Vermont Medical Center.

Dr. Helzer is a Board certified psychiatrist and serves as the Director of eHealth Product Development at WISER Systems. Dr. Helzer brings a 40 year research career in psychiatric epidemiology, psychiatric diagnostic and other assessment tools, intervention research, and 15 years of experience in eHealth approaches in alcohol assessment, brief alcohol intervention, smoking, electroconvulsive therapy, and chronic pain. His clinical career encompasses work in psychiatric inpatient, outpatient, emergency room, and consultation psychiatry settings and includes extensive experience in the management of high risk patients with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. During his career he has co-authored  more than 150 peer-reviewed research articles and six books.



Associate Professor, University of Vermont Grossman School of Business

Dr. Cats-Baril's expertise is in medical outcomes, quality of life assessment, and cost-effectiveness of health care treatments. He teaches business strategy, Total Quality Management, and business process reengineering. He consults with hospitals on strategic management and training needs and is a recognized expert on consensus building.



Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Vermont Medical Center; Executive Medical Director, Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital

Board Certified Psychiatrist in General and Geriatric Psychiatry, Dr. Desjardins has  expertise in Institutional leadership, health care system redesign, quality improvement, and regulatory compliance. She brings institutional and clinical operations knowledge along with clinical expertise in risk management.



Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Attending Inpatient Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center

Dr. Maruti is a psychiatrist with sub-specialty in Addiction Psychiatry from Massachusetts  General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and has developed research expertise in risk  assessment, quality improvement, and outcomes measurement. Prior to attending  medical school he worked in a variety of research and development positions in biotech  and health care consulting for almost a decade.