March 2016 Webinar
Moving What We Know About Integration:
The Integrating Behavioral Health in Primary Care Trial
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST
This presentation will review the rationale, background and design of the IBH-PC trail recently announced for PCORI. We will discuss the Research team, Aims, the training and quality improvement components of the interventions and recruitment of the project. After this overview we hope to spend a good amount of time in discussion about the trial and questions it raises.
Rodger Kessler, PhD ABPP
Associate Professor Associate Chair for Research and Evaluation
University of Vermont College of Medicine Department of Family Medicine
Doctorate in Behavioral Health Program
Arizona State University
Director, Collaborative Care Research Network
National Research Network AAFP
Rodger Kessler is a Health Psychologist practicing in Family Medicine for over 20 years, and is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Vermont and Associate Chair for Research and Evaluation in the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program at Arizona State University. He is co-Principal Investigator on the IBH-PC Comparative Effectiveness Trial supported through PCORI, to evaluate the outcomes of co-located and integrated models of behavioral care as part of primary care.
He has designed, implemented, and evaluated the effectiveness of many integration projects in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB-GYN, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Surgery and Anesthesiology, as well as three integrated Vermont Fletcher Allen Health Care Patient Centered Medical Home Integration Pilots. He is currently Principal Investigator of a SAMHSA funded multi department initiative training medical residents, nurses and social work students in team based integrated care.
In his research career he is Director of the Collaborative Care Research Network (CCRN), a sub network of the National Research Network (NRN), and Senior Scientist of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He was Principal Investigator of an NIH research project to develop a toolkit to assist practices the implement behavioral health and health behavior care in primary care. He leads a national team of investigators that developed the Practice Integration Profile, an electronic practice level self-report identifying level of Primary Care Behavioral Health.
He has edited, Collaborative Medicine Case Studies: Evidence in Practice
with Dale Stafford, M.D. and with Christine and Chris Hunter, the Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology both published by Springer Publishers. Currently working on his next Springer book, with CR Macchi and colleagues from the Arizona State Doctor of Behavioral Health program, a guide for training clinicians in integrated behavioral health. He has over 50 other referred publications.
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