National Integration Academy Council (NIAC) Bios

James H. Berry, D.O., is an 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 and completed a General Psychiatry residency at WVU and an Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at the University... Read More about James H. Berry, D.O.PubMed Citations for James Berry
Alexander Blount, EdD Alexander Blount, Ed.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Innovation at Antioch University New England, where he leads a new Major Area of Study in Behavioral Health Integration and Population Health.  He maintains an appointment as Professor of Family Medicine and... Read More about Alexander Blount, Ed.D.PubMed citations for Alexander Blount
Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA Teresa Chapa, Ph.D., M.P.A., is the Dean of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She provides leadership and oversight to six California-based and three international campuses, including programs in clinical counseling, marriage and family therapy , organizational psychology, and... Read More about Teresa Chapa, Ph.D., M.P.A.PubMed citations for Teresa Chapa
Dave deBronkart Dave deBronkart, known online as “e-Patient Dave,” is the most widely known example of the e-patient movement: “empowered, engaged, equipped, enabled.” After beating Stage IV kidney cancer with great medicine, great clinicians, and practical advice from an Internet patient group, today he is using his... Read More about Dave deBronkartPubMed citations for Dave deBronkart
Frank Verloin deGruy III Frank Verloin deGruy III, M.D., M.S.F.M., is the Woodward-Chisholm Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, a position he has held since 1999. Dr. deGruy received his undergraduate degree in sociology and religion from Princeton University in 1970 and his medical... Read More about Frank Verloin deGruy III, M.D., M.S.F.M.PubMed citations for Frank deGruy
Mark Duncan Mark Duncan, M.D., earned his bachelor's degree from North Park University and his M.D. from Rush University, both in Chicago, Illinois. He completed a residency in family medicine at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois. After identifying a need for improved mental health and addiction treatment in primary care... Read More about Mark Duncan, M.D.PubMed Citations for Mark Duncan
Andrea R. Hayes Andrea R. Hayes, RN, M.P.H., is a Nurse Consultant for behavioral health in the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She provides key clinical nursing and behavioral health expertise to develop and implement policies and... Read More about Andrea R. Hayes, RN, M.P.H.PubMed Citations for Andrea Hayes
Michael Hogan Michael Hogan, Ph.D., served as New York State Commissioner of Mental Health from 2007 to 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 New York’s $5 billion public mental health system, which served... Read More about Michael Hogan, Ph.D.PubMed citations for Michael Hogan
Roger G. Kathol Roger G. Kathol, M.D., President of Cartesian Solutions™, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota, is board certified in internal medicine, psychiatry, and medical management. He has published more than 190 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has edited or written 10 books and training manuals. Over the past 10 years,... Read More about Roger G. Kathol, M.D.PubMed citations for Roger Kathol
Parinda Khatri Parinda Khatri, Ph.D., is Chief Clinical Officer at Cherokee Health Systems, a comprehensive community health care organization with 22 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 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral... Read More about Parinda Khatri, Ph.D.PubMed citations for Parinda Khatri
Neil Korsen Neil Korsen, MD, M.Sc., 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, M.Sc.PubMed citations for Neil Korsen
Stephen P. Melek Stephen P. Melek, FSA, MAAA, has several areas of expertise, including health care product development, management, and financial analysis. He has worked extensively in the behavioral health care specialty field with managed behavioral health care organizations. His work has covered parity issues and cost analyses, mental health... Read More about Stephen P. Melek, FSA, MAAAPubMed citations for Stephen P. Melek
Noah Nesin Noah Nesin, M.D., 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, Maine, and Chief Quality Officer at Penobscot Community Heath... Read More about Noah Nesin, M.D., FAAFPPubMed Citations for Noah Nesin
C. J. Peek C.J. Peek, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, is Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He focuses on behavioral health integration and other care system transformations, organizational effectiveness, leadership development, and productive... Read More about C.J. Peek, Ph.D.PubMed citations for C.J. Peek
Jürgen Unützer Jürgen Unützer, M.D., M.A., M.P.H., is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and an internationally recognized psychiatrist and health services researcher. His work focuses on innovative models that integrate mental health and general medical services and on translating... Read More about Jürgen Unützer, M.D., M.A., M.P.H.PubMed citations for Jürgen Unützer

Academy Staff Leaders

Benjamin F. Miller

Benjamin F. Miller, Psy.D., 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, Psy.D.PubMed citations for Ben Miller

Garret Morgan

Garrett E. Moran, Ph.D., serves as the Project Director of the AHRQ 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... Read More about Garrett Moran, Ph.D.

Charlotte A. Mullican, BSW, MPH

Charlotte Mullican, B.S.W., M.P.H., is Senior Advisor for Mental Health Research with the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where her areas of interest focus on mental health and substance abuse. Her programmatic responsibilities include a broad portfolio on... Read More about Charlotte Mullican, B.S.W., M.P.H.