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Addendum: NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research: Harnessing Science to Strengthen the Public Health Impact

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The National Institute of Mental Health hosted the 23rd Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) with the theme, “Harnessing Science to Strengthen the Public Health Impact.” The MHSR is the nation’s premier mental health services research conference. This conference brought together leading mental health services researchers, clinicians, mental health advocates, and federal and nonfederal partners. For additional information about this conference, please see the Meeting Summary.

The following sessions were webcast during the conference and are now available online. Click a session title to watch the video or visit the NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research: playlist on YouTube.

Agenda - Day 1

Opening Plenary: NIMH Welcome

MHSR Conference Co-Chairs

  • Michael C. Freed, Ph.D., Chief, Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch, NIMH
  • Susan T. Azrin, Ph.D., Chief, Primary Care Research Program, NIMH
  • Shelli Avenevoli, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Director, NIMH
  • Robert K. Heinssen, Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Division of Services and Intervention Research, NIMH

Keynote Address

  • Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D., Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Service

Symposium: From Community Partners in Care to the Health Neighborhood Initiative: Translating NIH-funded Science into Policy and Public Health Impact

  • Chair: Bowen Chung, M.D., County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health and U.C.L.A. David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Discussant: Marvin Southard, D.S.W., University of Southern California

Thirty-six-month Client Outcomes of Community Engagement and Planning versus Resources for Services to Implement Depression Quality Improvement in Under-Resourced Communities: Results of a Community-partnered Participatory, Cluster, Randomized Trial

  • Bowen Chung, M.D., County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health and U.C.L.A. David Geffen School of Medicine

Whole-Person Care for Depressed Clients in Under-Resourced Communities: Stakeholder Priorities at Long-Term Follow-Up in Community Partners in Care

  • Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D., U.C.L.A. David Geffen School of Medicine and West Los Angeles V.A. Healthcare Center

Policy Innovations for Engaging Communities to Improve Mental Health: Health Agency Leaders’ Initial Views of the Los Angeles County Health Neighborhood Initiative

  • Enrico Castillo, M.D., U.C.L.A. David Geffen School of Medicine

Session: Meet the Mental Health Research Network: An NIMH-Funded Research Network You Can Use

  • Chair: Gregory Simon, M.D., M.P.H., Group Health Research Institute

Introduction to MHRN Structure and Data Resources

  • Gregory Simon, M.D., M.P.H., Group Health Research Institute

Research Collaborations Across Diverse Healthcare Systems

  • John Zeber, Ph.D., Baylor Scott and White Health Center for Applied Health Research

Research Partnerships with Health System Leaders

  • Karen J. Coleman, Ph.D., Kaiser Permanent Southern California, Department of Research and Evaluation

Example: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Care

  • Beth Waitzfelder, Ph.D., Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Center for Health Research

Example: Epidemiology of First-Episode Psychosis

  • Bobbi Jo Yarborough, Psy.D., Kaiser Permanent Northwest Center for Health Research

Example: Pragmatic Trials in Suicide Prevention and Reducing Inappropriate Antipsychotic Use

  • Rob Penfold, Ph.D., Group Health Research Institute

Wrap-Up: How to Collaborate with MHRN

  • Gregory Simon, M.D., M.P.H., Group Health Research Institute

Plenary: Harnessing Technology to Optimize Mental Health Care

  • Moderator: Adam J. Haim, Ph.D., Chief, Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, NIMH

Panelists

  • Lisa B. Dixon, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Jeff Olivet, M.A., President and CEO, The Center for Social Innovation (C4)
  • Jennifer Guadagno, Ph.D., Market Researcher, Facebook
  • Danielle A. Schlosser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

Symposium: Effects of Social Context, Culture and Minority Status on Depression and Anxiety

  • Chair: Margarita Alegria, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Discussant: Kiara Alvarez, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

An Overview of the Methods of the Boricua Study

  • Margarita Alegria, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

The Mechanisms of How Minority Status as Contrasted to Majority Status Predicts Risk for MDD and Level of DAS

  • Glorisa Canino, Ph.D., Behavioral Health Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

The Mental Health Treatment Gap and Development: Puerto Rican Youth with Depression and Anxiety Transition from Childhood to Young Adulthood

  • Cristiane Duarte, Ph.D., Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Paper Panel: The Role of Medicaid in Delivering Effective Care to the Most Vulnerable

Implementing Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Medicaid

  • Marguerite Burns, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Do Timely Mental Health Services Reduce Recidivism among Prison Releases with Severe Mental Illness?

  • Marisa Domino, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Role of Medicaid in Crisis Utilization by African American Clients at Community Mental Health Agencies

  • Christopher Larrison, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Access, Integration, and Quality of Care for Individuals with Serious Mental Health Challenges: Does Integration Improve Health Outcomes?

  • Mary Armstrong, Ph.D., University of South Florida

Agenda - Day 2

Plenary

MHSR Conference Co-Chairs

  • Gregory E. Simon, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Investigator and Psychiatrist, Group Health Research Institute
  • Mary McKernan McKay, Ph.D., Dean, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University

Keynote Address

  • Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City
  • Gary Belkin, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Paper Panel: Improving Quality of Care for People with Severe Mental Illness

Improving Functional Outcomes Among Persons with Severe Mental Illness by Targeting Self-Stigma: Preliminary Evidence for the Effectiveness of Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy

  • Philip Yanos, Ph.D., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research

Integrating Evidence-based Behavioral, Somatic, and Social Services for People with Serious Mental Illness: A Mixed-methods Study of Maryland's Medicaid Health Home Program

  • Beth McGinty, Ph.D., M.S., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Improving Fidelity, Research and Outcomes in Assertive Community Treatment

  • Gregory Teague, Ph.D., University of South Florida

Impact of a CMHC based Health Home Model on Adherence to Psychotropic Medications for Medicaid Beneficiaries Living with Severe Mental Illness

  • Akincigil Ayse, Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Symposium: Extending the Reach and Impact of Science on Clinical Care for Youth and Families: Looking for New Models for the Old Challenges

  • Chair: Kimberly D. Becker, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Discussant: Kimberly E. Hoagwood, Ph.D., New York University

Better by Design: Structuring Collaboration in Children's Mental Health Services

  • Bruce F. Chorpita, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Enhancing the Design of Engagement Interventions to Enhance the Public Health Impact of Mental Health Treatments for Youth

  • Kimberly D. Becker, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

Symposium: Addressing Somatic Conditions and Health-risk Behaviors among Persons with Serious Mental Illness: The State of the Science and Future Directions

  • Chair: Gail L. Daumit, M.D., M.H.S., F.A.C.P., Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Discussant: Benjamin Druss, M.D., M.P.H., Emory University

Prevalence and Quality of Care for Somatic Conditions among Persons with Serious Mental Illness

  • Beth McGinty, Ph.D., M.S., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Interventions to Address Somatic Conditions and Health-risk Behaviors among Persons with Serious Mental Illness

  • Gail L. Daumit, M.D. M.H.S., F.A.C.P. Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Symposium: Emerging Research Evidence on the Effects of the Domenici-Wellstone Parity Law and its Extensions under the ACA

  • Chair: Colleen L. Barry, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Discussants: Howard H. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Kirsten Beronio, J.D., Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, D.H.H.S.

An Overview of Research on the Effects of Parity

  • Haiden Huskamp, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

Impact of the Domenici-Wellstone Parity Law on Behavioral Healthcare Benefits

  • Francisca Azocar, Ph.D., OptumHealth

Commercial Health Plans’ Responses to Federal Parity

  • Dominic Hodgkin, Ph.D., Brandeis University

Symposium: Access to Care and Impact of Policy on Treatment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Chair: Douglas L. Leslie, Ph.D., Penn State College of Medicine
  • Discussant: Benjamin Cook, Ph.D., M.P.H., Harvard Medical School

Self-reported Utilization of Interventions by Toddlers and Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Nalin Payakachat, Ph.D., University of Arkansas

The Effects of Medicaid Waivers on Unmet Needs and Parent Labor Force Participation

  • Douglas L. Leslie, Ph.D., Penn State College of Medicine

The Effects of State Autism Insurance Mandates on the Number of Children Diagnosed with Autism and Use of Outpatient Services

  • David S. Mandell, Sc.D., University of Pennsylvania

Symposium: Impact of a Health Home Model at Effecting Population Health for Persons with Mental Health Conditions Receiving Care in a Primary Care or Community Mental Health Setting

  • Chair: Stephen Crystal, Ph.D., Rutgers University
  • Discussant: Joseph Parks, M.D., Missouri HealthNet, Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services

Impact of a Statewide CMHC Based Health Home Model on Cardiometabolic Screening for Persons with Severe Mental Illness

  • Sheree Neese-Todd, M.A., Rutgers University

Impact of a Statewide Primary Care Based Health Home Model on ER Utilization among Enrollees with a Mental Health Condition

  • Jodi Heaps-Woodruff, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health

For additional information about this conference, please see the Meeting Summary.