person-centered practice

Health Care Consulting

Person-Centered Public Health Practice

Consulting

I believe in wellbeing for all. That means managing both population health and vulnerable groups that need special care. I focus on planning and implementing policies and programs that aim to improve the public's health. 

Health Care Quality

I work to empower providers and staff at all levels of an organization to identify areas of improvement and work collaboratively to make sustainable change. 

I am available for quality improvement consulting, including project management and change management. 

Current projects:

  • Los Angeles Practice Transformation Network: Quality and performance improvement coaching for LA County Department of Mental Health directly-operated clinics in the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys. I am helping clinics to prepare for the implementation of value-based payment models by creating tools to build staff QI capacity, support the development of QI leaders, and build a culture of QI throughout the organization. Funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Past projects include:

  • Maternal Mental Health NOW: A quality improvement project intended to increase the screening, treatment, and outcomes of low-income women suffering from perinatal mood or anxiety disorders. Funded by the California Health Care Foundation.
  • Blue Shield of California:
    • Process improvement design for communicating covered benefits to transgender health plan members.
    • Process improvement pilot testing communication platforms to improve care integration between network behavioral health and medical providers.
  • Washington University in St. Louis: Managed multiple concurrent Phase I and II clinical trials at Siteman Cancer Center. 

Program Development

I am passionate about making the world a healthier place for all, focusing on planning and implementing programs with a focus on health improvement.

I offer consultation and collaboration on subject matter research, program development, implementation and evaluation planning. 

Past projects include:

  • Urban Strategies, Inc:
    • A peer-led health education program adapting federal heart health programming for a multi-ethnic public housing population.
    • A peer-run youth employment program that dramatically increased rates of employment and educational attainment for participants

Formal Education & Additional Training

  • Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience (Brandeis University)
  • Master of Arts, Neuroscience (Washington University)
  • Master of Social Work / Master of Public Health: Social and Economic Determinants of Health (Washington University)

 

  • LEAN for Healthcare (UCLA)
  • Trauma Awareness (Center for Youth Wellness, National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children)
  • Motivational Interviewing (Didi Hersch)

Publication list available by request.