Sapana Patel

Sapana Patel

Columbia University

Sapatel@nyspi.columbia.edu

Sapana Patel received her Ph.D in Clinical Health Psychology from Yeshiva University-Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She completed an internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed a NIMH-funded T32 Research fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. After her post-doctoral training, she received a NIMH-funded K23 award to use CBPR approaches to develop and test patient-centered strategies, shared decision making, to improve the engagement into care for depressed minorities in primary care. This work was conducted in partnership with a large Federally Qualified Health Center in New York, the Institute for Family Health, where Dr. Patel subsequently assumed the role of Director of Research in Psychosocial Services advising the FQHC on academic-community partnered implementation research. Dr. Patel’s state-funded research focuses on adaptation of EBPs in large scale implementation, implementation strategies for workforce development and training, and implementation of mHealth technologies in public sector settings. Dr. Patel co-founded the Columbia Psychiatry Implementation Science-Special Interest group and founding member of Implementation Science Initiative through the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University. Dr. Patel is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and the Director of Strategic Planning and Curriculum Development at the Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry and the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Research Associate at the Center for Excellence in Cultural Competence funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.