Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus
Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System
V.A. Medical Center - Boston
VA Boston Healthcare System-Mailstop 152M
150 S Huntington Ave
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Acting Head of the Department of Psychiatry At Boston VA Medical Center
Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System
|University of Chicago, Chicago, IL||BA||1978||Human Behavior|
|University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA||MD||1982||Medicine|
|Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA||Internship||1983||Pediatrics|
|Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA||Residency||1986||General Psychiatry|
|University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA||Fellowship||1987||Neuropsychopharmacology|
Gerald R. Klerman Senior Investigator Award
Distinguished Friend to Behavioral Therapy Award
I am Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and on staff at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (USVA) Boston Healthcare System. I am currently interim Head of the HMS-VA Department of Psychiatry. I also serve as Associate Director of the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), a national USVA Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation and am Co-Principal Investigator of the USVA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative for Team-Based Behavioral Health, a research and implementation center for enhancing mental health services through team-based care.
My major research focus has been on developing, testing, and implementing recovery-oriented care models for individuals with severe mental health conditions, with an emphasis on interventions that flexibly respond to the needs of real-world clinical settings. These efforts have been consistently supported through competitive federal and foundation research awards. Our Life Goal Collaborative Care model is listed on US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's prestigious National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
I also direct the USVA Bipolar Disorders Telehealth Program, a novel strategy for implementing care management for this condition across the healthcare system. Notably, I also have extensive experience as a healthcare administrator in the USVA, which provides me with a sophisticated understanding of implementation challenges and strategies in spreading evidence-based healthcare.
I have won regional and national awards for clinical care, teaching, research, and healthcare reorganization, and am particularly grateful for having received the Gerald R. Klerman Senior Investigator Award from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and the Distinguished Friend of Behavior Therapy Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.
I have published over 200 scientific articles and book chapters as well as materials for the lay public and 6 books. My interest in the lived experience of mental health conditions led to compiling the poetry anthology, A Mind Apart (Oxford University Press, 2009).
I am currently seeking to extend implementation support for mental health services to resource-poor environments both nationally and abroad, emphasizing task-sharing to deploy efficient evidence-based treatments for common mental health conditions. The Life Goals Program represents one such intervention.
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(Mark S. Bauer, MD)
Oct 1, 2015 - Sep 30, 2020
Department of Veterans Affairs Quality Enhancement Research Initiative
QUERI for Team-Based Behavioral Health
Role Description: Implementation Science Center Grant
(Allen Gifford, MD)
Oct 1, 2013 - Sep 30, 2018
Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Service
Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR)
Role Description: This VA Center of Innovation (COIN) provides core support for over 70 investigators conducting cutting-edge health services research.
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