National Integration Academy Council (NIAC) Bios

James H. Berry, DO, is associate professor with the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University, completed a General Psychiatry residency at WVU and an Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Hawaii... Read More about James H. Berry, DO
Alexander Blount, EdD Alexander Blount, EdD, is director of the Center for Integrated Primary Care, professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, and director of behavioral science in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. He teaches physicians the... Read More about Alexander Blount, EdDView PubMed citations for Alexander Blount
Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA, serves as the Executive Dean of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University (CSPP) where she provides leadership and oversight to California based and three international campuses; including nine APA accredited psychology programs, an accredited MFT, and... Read More about Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA
Dave deBronkart Dave deBronkart, better known on the internet as “e-Patient Dave,” may be the leading spokesperson for the e-Patient movement – e-patients are Empowered, Engaged, Equipped, and Enabled. A high tech executive and online community leader for many years, he was diagnosed in 2007 with Stage IV kidney cancer, with a... Read More about Dave deBronkartView information on activities of Dave deBronkart
Frank Verloin deGruy III Frank Verloin deGruy III, MD, MSFM, is the Woodward-Chisholm Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.Dr. deGruy served as University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine at the University of South Alabama... Read More about Frank Verloin deGruy III, MD, MSFMView PubMed citations for Frank deGruy
Mark Duncan Mark Duncan, MD, is an acting assistant professor, and has a joint appointment in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Washington. He is board certified in family medicine, adult psychiatry, and addiction psychiatry. He currently practices adult general psychiatry and... Read More about Mark Duncan, MD
Andrew Gettinger Andrew Gettinger, MD, is the Acting Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Prior to joining the ONC, he was Professor of Anesthesiology and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at... Read More about Andrew Gettinger, MD
Michael Hogan Michael Hogan, PhD, served as New York State (NYS) Commissioner of Mental Health from 2007-2012, and now operates a consulting practice in health and behavioral health care. The NYS Office of Mental Health operated 23 accredited psychiatric hospitals, and oversaw the state’s $5 billion public mental health system serving 650... Read More about Michael Hogan, PhDView PubMed citations for Michael Hogan
Roger G. Kathol Roger G. Kathol, MD, CPE, President of Cartesian Solutions, Inc.™, is a health care consultant who assists employers, government agencies, health plans, hospitals and clinics, and care management vendors develop integrated medical and behavioral health programs for patients with high cost health complexity. Dr. Kathol is... Read More about Roger G. Kathol, MD, CPEView PubMed citations for Roger Kathol
Parinda Khatri Parinda Khatri, PhD, is Chief Clinical Officer at Cherokee Health Systems, a comprehensive community health care organization with 56 clinical sites in 13 counties in Tennessee. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral... Read More about Parinda Khatri, PhDView PubMed citations for Parinda Khatri
Neil Korsen Neil Korsen, MD, MSc, is a family physician/geriatrician with 18 years of practice experience, mostly in small towns in Maine. He left clinical practice in 2001 when he received an Advanced Research Training Grant from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Since that time, he has worked on the translation of research to... Read More about Neil Korsen, MD, MScView PubMed citations for Neil Korsen
Stephen P. Melek Stephen P. Melek, FSA, MAAA, areas of expertise include healthcare product development, management, and financial analyses. He has worked extensively in the behavioral healthcare specialty field with managed behavior healthcare organizations. His work has covered parity issues and cost analyses, mental health utilization and costs... Read More about Stephen P. Melek, FSA, MAAAView PubMed citations for Stephen P. Melek
Noah Nesin Noah Nesin, MD, FAAFP, has been a family doctor in Maine since 1986, first in a private, solo practice and then in federally qualified health centers. He has served as Chief of Staff of Penobscot Valley Hospital; Medical Director of Health Access Network in Lincoln, ME; and Chief Quality Officer at Penobscot Community Heath Care (... Read More about Noah Nesin, MD, FAAFP
C. J. Peek C.J. Peek, PhD, serves as Professor with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he focuses on care system development, integration of behavioral and medical care, organizational effectiveness, leadership development, inter-professional communication and... Read More about C.J. Peek, PhDView PubMed citations for CJ Peek
Jürgen Unützer Jürgen Unützer, MD, MA, MPH, is an internationally recognized psychiatrist and health services researcher. His work focuses on innovative models of care that integrate mental health and general medical services and on translating research on evidence-based mental health care into effective clinical and public... Read More about Jürgen Unützer, MD, MA, MPHView PubMed citations for Jurgen Unutzer

Academy Staff Leaders

Benjamin F. Miller

Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine where he is the director of the Office of Integrated Healthcare Research and Policy. Dr. Miller is a principal investigator on several federal grants, foundation grants, and state... Read More about Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD

Garret Morgan

Garrett E. Moran, PhD, serves as the Project Director of the Academy. He is a Westat Vice President and Associate Director with nearly 40 years of experience in public policy, program evaluation, research, and management. His recent responsibilities have included key leadership roles on projects for the Agency for Healthcare... Read More about Garrett Moran, Ph.D.

Charlotte A. Mullican, BSW, MPH

Ms. Mullican is Senior Advisor for Mental Health Research with the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) where her areas of interest focus on mental health and substance abuse.  Her programmatic responsibilities include a broad portfolio on mental health... Read More about Charlotte A. Mullican, BSW, MPH