VA Boston’s Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR)
Harvard Medical School
I am an Investigator at the VA Boston Healthcare System’s Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. My research focuses on team-based healthcare, interorganizational care coordination, and implementation of the collaborative care model (CCM) in mental health clinics. I maintain a small clinical caseload providing telehealth-based psychotherapy to Veterans with bipolar disorder.
I currently serve as Co-PI on a grant, funded by VA’s Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) office in 2018, that is laying groundwork to investigate an initiative to implement screening for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) among Women Veterans nationally. I serve as PI on an HSR&D pilot study, also funded in 2018, that involves qualitative analysis of interviews with mental health staff who are part of high-performing healthcare teams. In addition to these studies, I serve as Co-Investigator on several other grants and projects.
I periodically engage in trainings in dissemination and implementation science at the VA Boston Healthcare System. I also serve as a Technical Consultant on implementation science to the World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research. I have really appreciated the opportunity to engage with like-minded researchers at other institutions through IRI!