Columbia University School of Social Work, Masters in Social Work; Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Gender Studies
Elizabeth’s research interests include implementation of integrated health care services and services provided by peers supports. She has worked on several projects related to the implementation of integrated health services. From 2007-2010 she worked as a research project manager at the Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence at New York State Psychiatric Institute on a community level assessment, which evaluated the availability of integrated primary and mental health care in Northern Manhattan. She is currently a research scientist on the Mental Health Services Act Los Angeles Innovations Study, which is a policy experiment evaluating a system wide implementation of primary care services within public mental health clinics in Los Angeles County. Her dissertation research focuses on the implementation of peers in health settings integrated under this initiative, and will explore the barriers and facilitating factors associated with their implementation; the network influences that contribute to integrating peers into health care teams; and the perspectives of peers on providing care in integrated health settings. She recently completed a systematic review on Chronic Disease Self-Management interventions for persons with SMI, which is in press at General Hospital Psychiatry.