Sapana Patel

Sapana Patel

Columbia University

Sapatel@nyspi.columbia.edu
Sapana Patel has a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and the Director of Strategic Planning and Curriculum Development at the Center for Practice Innovations in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Patel’s research has focused on improving the access, delivery and quality of care for individuals with mental illness using technology as a medium.. She has also focused on strategies to transform provider behaviors and support person-centered, culturally competent care within primary care settings. Dr. Patel has expertise in integrated care and has implemented policy-relevant training initiatives to increase dissemination of evidence-based practices to providers within the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS-OMH) Article 31 clinics, a large Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in New York and NYS-OMH outpatient clinics and large community based behavioral health organizations in New York City.