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Macaran (Mac) Baird, MD, MS
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Macaran (Mac) Baird, MD, MS is professor and head of the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. His research focuses on the integration of behavioral medicine into primary care medicine, population-based health, family therapy, and chronic illness. For the past three years, Dr. Baird has...
Alexander Blount, EdD
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Alexander Blount, EdD, is Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, and Director of Behavioral Science in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He teaches physicians the psychosocial skills of primary care practice and established the post-...
Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA
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Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA, serves as the Senior Policy Advisor for Mental Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH).
Key strategic priority areas of her office include addressing the state of minority behavioral healthcare, eliminating health disparities,...
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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 median survival...
Frank Verloin deGruy III, MD, MSFM
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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...
Michael Hogan, PhD
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Michael Hogan, PhD, was confirmed in March 2007 as Commissioner of Mental Health in New York, and reappointed in January 2011. The NYS Office of Mental Health operates 25 accredited psychiatric hospitals, and oversees New York’s $5B public mental health system that serves over 650,000 individuals annually. From 1991-2007 Dr. Hogan served as...
Roger G. Kathol, MD, CPE
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Roger G. Kathol, MD, CPE, President of Cartesian Solutions, Inc.™, is an innovative health strategist in the development of integrated programs and systems for patients with health complexity, many of whom have concurrent general medical and mental health/substance use disorders. He is board certified in internal...
Parinda Khatri, PhD
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Parinda Khatri, PhD, Director of Integrated Care at Cherokee Health Systems, is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in Behavioral Medicine. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Duke...
Neil Korsen, MD, MSc
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Neil Korsen, MD, MSc, is a family physician/geriatrician with 18 years of practice experience, mostly in small towns in Maine. Since 2001, he has worked for the MaineHealth system with a focus on assisting primary care practices to implement evidence-based systems for care of people with depression and other common mental...
Stephen P. Melek, FSA, MAAA
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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...
Kavita Patel, MD, MSHS
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Kavita Patel, MD, MSHS, health policy expert, is a fellow within the Economic Studies program and managing director of clinical transformation and delivery at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform. Dr. Patel is also a primary care internist at Johns Hopkins Medicine who is dedicated to bringing stories and lessons...
C.J. Peek, PhD
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C.J. Peek, PhD, serves as an Associate 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...
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MA, MPH
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Jürgen Unützer, MD, MA, MPH, an internationally recognized psychiatrist and health services researcher, works on innovative models that integrate mental health and general medical services and on translating research on evidence-based behavioral health interventions into effective clinical and public health practice. Dr....
Steven E. Waldren, MD, MS
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Steven E. Waldren, MD, MS, joined the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) in 2004 and serves as director of the AAFP’s Center for Health IT. His in-depth knowledge of health information systems, programming and software, and medical informatics makes him a qualified expert to lead the Center as it aims to expand...