ANEW Way Forward: Innovations in Interprofessional Training Using Integrated Behavioral Health Models in Primary Care
is the Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professor of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing in Chapel Hill, NC. She has demonstrated leadership in nursing education, clinical practice, and scholarship for over 30 years. She has been awarded over $7 million in federal, state and regional funding to increase access to quality primary care and behavioral health services. Her program also focuses on promoting integrated behavioral health care through NP-Led Practice Models designed to empower interprofessional health care teams to screen, assess and manage common behavioral health and substance use disorders in under-served communities in NC.
is a licensed clinical psychologist who works as a Behavioral Health Consultant at Cherokee Health Systems in the Chattanooga, TN clinic. She provides behavioral health services in integrated primary care settings with special interests in pediatrics, women’s health, and quality improvement initiatives. A native of South Jersey, she moved down south and eventually completed her doctoral degree at Georgia State University with research interests in pediatric psychology. She serves as a member of the integrated care consultation team at CHS to help organizations across the U.S. learn about successful implementation of integrated care.