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Katherine Elizabeth Grimes, M.D.

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AACAP, Outstanding Mentor Award
Member, HMS-Academy
AACAP, Distinguished Member
Scholar, Harvard Macy Institute
WHO Model Program, Mental Health Services Program for Youth
AACAP, Catcher in the Rye Award
National Model, Domestic Violence Prevention

Dr. Grimes is a child psychiatrist and children's health services researcher, and the Founder and Director of the Children's Health Initiative, at Cambridge Health Alliance. Previously the PI for the long-running study of Massachusetts' "Mental Health Services Program for Youth" or MHSPY, via a grant from the RWJ Foundation, Dr. Grimes has an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is a former Faculty Research Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government. Her experience with designing and delivering integrated care in the public sector has led her to focus her health policy efforts on improving access and treatment quality for children and adolescents, particularly those at greatest risk for health disparities, with an emphasis on promoting cost-effectiveness. Dr. Grimes is currently the PI for a SAMHSA grant to the Cambridge Public Health Commission, working alongside the state's child serving agencies to enhance systems of care for children facing disparities in mental health outcomes. Her earlier work as PI on pilot projects funded by the BCBS Foundation, featuring shared training by pediatric residents and child psychiatry fellows, contributed to a new medical education initiative in integrated care via the HMS-Academy. In addition to her faculty role with Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at HMS, she serves as a preceptor for students from both the Harvard TH Chan and the Tufts Medical Schools of Public Health.

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  1. SM063423-01 (Dr. Katherine Grimes) Sep 30, 2016 - Sep 30, 2020
    Enhancing Systems of Care: Supporting Families and Improving Youth Outcomes
    Role Description: This study tests community-based interventions for serious emotional disorders, including childhood trauma, and is intended to disrupt disparities in mental health treatment access and outcomes.
    Role: PI

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  1. Grimes KE, Creedon TB, Webster CR, Coffey SM, Hagan GN, Chow CM. Enhanced Child Psychiatry Access and Engagement via Integrated Care: A Collaborative Practice Model With Pediatrics. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Sep 01; 69(9):986-992. PMID: 30041586.
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  2. Grimes KE. Lessons From ACEs: Pay Now or Pay (More) Later. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Sep - Oct; 17(7S):S18-S19. PMID: 28865651.
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  3. Grimes K, Webster C, Coffey S, Hagan G. Integrated care for children: a shared training model. Med Educ. 2017 05; 51(5):553. PMID: 28394045.
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  4. Grimes KE, Schulz MF, Cohen SA, Mullin BO, Lehar SE, Tien S. Pursuing cost-effectiveness in mental health service delivery for youth with complex needs. J Ment Health Policy Econ. 2011 Jun; 14(2):73-83. PMID: 21881163.
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  5. Grimes KE, Kapunan PE, Mullin B. Children's health services in a "system of care": patterns of mental health, primary and specialty use. Public Health Rep. 2006 May-Jun; 121(3):311-23. PMID: 16640156; PMCID: PMC1525296.
  6. Grimes KE, Mullin B. MHSPY: a children's health initiative for maintaining at-risk youth in the community. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2006 Apr; 33(2):196-212. PMID: 16645907.
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  7. Fallon T, Pumariega A, Sowers W, Klaehn R, Huffine C, Vaughan T, Winters N, Chenven M, Marx L, Zachik A, Heffron W, Grimes K. A Level of Care Instrument for Children’s Systems of Care: Construction, Reliability and Validity. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2006; 15 ( 2):143–155.
  8. Grimes KE. Seen and not heard: planning for children's mental health in managed care. J Assoc Acad Minor Phys. 1997; 8(4):74-7. PMID: 9494328.
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.