Dr. Amy M. Kilbourne, PhD, MPH is Director of the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan (UM) Medical School. She is also Associate Director for Implementation and Policy for the UM Depression Center and the Director of the Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) whose goal is to improve the lives of Michigan residents with behavioral health care needs through public-private partnerships.
Dr. Kilbourne is a national expert in implementation science, building academic-community research partnerships, and design and deployment of pragmatic clinical trials in healthcare systems and community settings. She has also led numerous studies on optimizing integrated care models to improve physical and mental health outcomes for persons with mood disorders, notably the Life Goals-Collaborative Care program.
Dr. Kilbourne’s research has led to several national improvement initiatives including a VA national population management program to provide outreach and access services for Veterans with serious mental illness (Re-Engage) and a health disparities research roadmap. Dr. Kilbourne is the recipient of several awards including the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the Gerald L. Klerman Research Award from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).
Dr. Kilbourne received her bachelors of arts at the University of California at Berkeley (double major in molecular biology and rhetoric), and her masters in epidemiology and PhD in health policy from the University of California Los Angeles.