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Integrated Primary Care Advisory Group

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The Integrated Primary Care (IPC) Advisory Group leads APA’s advocacy and promotion of integrated behavioral health in primary care.

Psychologists play a crucial role in integrated primary care by providing comprehensive care through collaboration with other disciplines to meet the behavioral, physical, and mental health needs of patients.

Effective primary care behavioral health services are an essential part of the national response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and will continue to be an important part of health care beyond the pandemic. Changing care standards, payment reform, a focus on population health, and value-based payment models are driving efforts to integrate behavioral health services into health care systems. However, barriers (e.g., feasibility and financial sustainability) impede progress toward the integration of behavioral health.

This 2-year virtual working group (November 2020 to December 2022) will address primary care model articulation, payment structures, new billing codes, and more, to work toward the successful integration of psychologists into primary care.

Group members

Kevin D. Arnold, PhD, ABPP Kevin D. Arnold, PhD, is a psychologist and board certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology. He is the president of the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy in Ohio, a behavioral health practice integrated into community pediatric and adult primary care offices. He led the Division 42 integrated care initiative while president of APA Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) and has served on other integrated care committees and workgroups over the last 10 years.

He is a past president of the Ohio Board of Psychology, the Ohio Psychological Association, the American Board of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, the Council of Specialties in Professional Psychology, and the American Board of Professional Psychology Foundation.

Kimberly M. Burkhart, PhD Kimberly M. Burkhart, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an associate professor in pediatrics and psychiatry at Case Western University. Burkhart completed her graduate training at the University of Toledo and her internship and fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Clinically, Burkhart specializes in treating youth with neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly those who have experienced trauma. She also participates in the integrated care model within the pediatric primary care setting.

Burkhart conducts research in the areas of violence prevention and intervention, social determinants of health, child maltreatment, autism spectrum disorder, bullying, and parent training. She has been a principal or coinvestigator on both state and federal grants. She is currently conducting research on screening measures used in the pediatric primary care setting, remote implementation of the ACT Raising Safe Kids Program, and development of the integration of behavioral health in the Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Center for Disaster Excellence funded through the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

Andrew Champine, PsyD Andrew Champine, PsyD, is the director of behavioral medicine education at McLaren Flint. He also holds appointments as an assistant professor in the departments of psychiatry, family medicine, and internal medicine at Michigan State University. In his role, Champine serves as a clinician, educator, administrator, and scholarly leader. He also serves as the chief psychologist and a faculty supervisor for the Michigan Center for Advanced Psychology Training program, which is an APA accredited two-year health psychology postdoctoral fellowship. Champine was appointed to serve as the Michigan Psychological Association Integrated Care Committee chair in January 2021.

Champine has developed extensive subject matter expertise in the areas of behavioral integration, population health strategies, and quality improvement. His interests more recently have focused on value propositions, behavioral health financing, and business models for integrated primary care.

Heidi Christianson, PhD Heidi Christianson, PhD, is an associate professor and health psychologist working primarily in oncology and bone marrow transplant at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this role, Christianson works with patients on pretransplant evaluation, coping and adjustment, and maintenance of health-related behaviors.

In addition to clinical work, Christianson is the training director for the Health Psychology Residency (APA-accredited predoctoral internship program) and Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Christianson is dedicated to advancing health psychology locally and nationally. She is currently the past president for the health psychology section of APA Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology). She also serves on the APPIC Membership and Review Committee.

Connie Galietti, JD Connie Galietti, JD, is director of legal and professional affairs in the Office of Legal and State Affairs at APA. She joined APA in 2014 after having served a decade as executive director and registered lobbyist for the Florida Psychological Association.

Galietti cut her litigation teeth as a deputy prosecuting attorney in the sex crimes unit of the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. She moved to Florida—and to association work—as a staff attorney with the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, where she managed a grant through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  During her career, she has drafted and advocated for legislation related to psychology and mental health and has trained prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and psychologists.

She currently works on insurance advocacy and mental health parity, scope of practice issues, and the legal and business issues related to innovative practice models and integrated care. She provides member consultation and content for APA publications on a myriad of topics, including recordkeeping, insurance audits, patient confidentiality and HIPAA, and responding to subpoenas. Additionally, she works with state psychological association leaders on legislative and regulatory issues.

Galietti holds a bachelor of science in business management from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and earned her JD from Indiana University in Indianapolis.

Brenda J. Huber, PhD Brenda J. Huber, PhD, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center, serves as the executive director of Rush NeuroBehavioral Center. As part of Rush’s Social Care and Health Equity work group, she is leading patient-centered efforts to coordinate multiple maternal and pediatric initiatives in primary care: social determinants of health (social work), collaborative care (psychiatry), multigenerational trauma interventions (obstetrics/pediatrics), and integrated behavioral health (community behavioral health/pediatric psychology).

Prior to coming to Rush, Huber launched integrated behavioral health programs in two other health care systems, developed and taught in an interdisciplinary integrated behavioral health training program at a public university, and supervised psychology interns in primary care. She has experience leading systems change in underresourced communities, approaching children’s well-being through a public health lens, and subsequently working with legislators and state agencies to make and implement policy changes to improve access to care.

Paul T. Korte, PhD Paul T. Korte, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital where he serves as the team lead of the behavioral medicine and neuropsychology services with clinical responsibilities in the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration program. He cochairs the facility’s Primary Care-Patient Aligned Care Team Committee, is a member of the Research and Development Committee, and member of the training committee for the facility’s APA-accredited psychology internship training program. He also serves the VA as a consultant to the national Motivational Interviewing training program.

Korte is a past president of the Missouri Psychological Association and previously chaired the Integrated Care Committee and Media/Publications Committee and now serves as the state association’s Legislative Chair/Federal Advocacy Coordinator and representative to APA Council of Representatives. In addition to serving the profession through APA and state psychological association, he has served as cochair of the Early Career Special Interest Group of the Association of VA Psychology Leaders.

Korte received the 2018 Psychologist of the Year Award from the Missouri Psychological Association and the 2019 Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy. Korte is a 2011 graduate of Palo Alto University and maintains clinical and research interests in health psychology, integrated care, substance abuse, and behavioral addictions.

Ryan R. Landoll, PhD Ryan R. Landoll, PhD, is the assistant dean for preclinical sciences in the Office for Student Affairs at the Uniformed Services University (USU) of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is an assistant professor of family medicine and medical and clinical psychology at USU. He has held adjunct appointments as adjunct assistant professor of clinical community psychology at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina and as an instructor at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology. Landoll earned his BS in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and subsequently received his MS and PhD from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Landoll completed his Internship in clinical psychology at the Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He is dual board certified in clinical psychology and clinical child and adolescent psychology. He is also a Department of Defense Internal Behavioral Health Consultant Expert Trainer and earned his master’s in health professions education from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2019.

Prior to being stationed at USU, Landoll held several positions within the 20th Medical Group at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina. He served as the Chief, Mental Health Clinic, and the Behavioral Health Optimization Program Manager. He has also deployed as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Psychologist at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Freedom’s Sentinel.

Landoll’s research interest spans several areas in child, pediatric, and health psychology. He has more than 70 publications and presentations on these topics, as well as areas including school mental health and supervision of clinical assessment. His research broadly focuses on two main topic areas: primary care behavioral health and adolescent peer relationships (i.e., romantic relationships, friendships, and peer victimization, including cyber victimization) and internalizing disorders (i.e., social anxiety, depression). He is the principal investigator for the Military Active-Duty Reproductive + Sexual Health (MARSH) Research Program and conducts funded research on both sexual and reproductive health and medical education.

He is a member of APA, the Collaborative on Healthy Parenting in Primary Care, the Society for Military Psychology, and the Society of Pediatric Psychology. He has held various leadership positions in APA Division 19 (Society for Military Psychology), including chair, Early Career Psychology Committee; chair, APA Convention Program, and is currently the treasurer for the society. Landoll’s awards and recognition include a presidential citation and the Arthur W. Melton Early Achievement Award from the Society for Military Psychology, and his work on primary care behavioral health was recognized for improved access as part of the Defense Health Agency’s Advancement Toward High Reliability in Healthcare.

Lyn McArthur, PhD, is a psychologist and the behavioral health director at Health West Inc., a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with 12 clinics, located in southeastern Idaho. McArthur helped Health West develop and implement their behavioral health integration program in 2015. She also helped develop other interdisciplinary programming at Health West, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Hepatitis C treatment, Pediatric care, OB/GYN care, school-based treatment, etc. She is a generalist but has a special interest in health psychology including the treatment of eating disorders.

McArthur is originally from rural Kentucky and was drawn to Health West by her desire to serve the underserved and is the chair of APA’s Committee on Rural Health. She is also a member of APA Health Care Financing Advisory Group. McArthur has served as the Idaho Psychological Association Advocacy Committee chair, on several insurance boards in Idaho, and on multiple community boards and committees to promote access to behavioral health services. She has lived in Idaho for eighteen years.

Meghan McAuliffe Lines, PhD Meghan McAuliffe Lines, PhD, is the clinical director of integrated primary care psychology at Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and holds a faculty appointment as clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Lines received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware and completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. As clinical director for integrated primary care at Nemours, Lines coordinates all of the primary care psychology providers and programs across Nemours duPont Pediatrics and works with the primary care leadership team within the Nemours Value Based Services Organization to integrate psychology as part of the medical home in the 12 Nemours primary care clinics in Delaware. Lines also provides direct clinical service to patients and families as well as clinical supervision for predoctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows in primary care.

Lines has been a principal investigator and coinvestigator on several HRSA grants focused on psychology training and workforce development in the primary care setting. She has presented on her work nationally and has published in edited books and peer-reviewed journals. Lines is cochair of the Developing and Researching Advanced Models of Integrated Primary Care (DREAM IPC) Conference, and is an associate editor for the journal Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.

Stacy A. Ogbeide, PsyD, ABPP Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD, MS, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical health psychologist and a board-certified specialist in obesity and weight management. She is the director of behavioral health education in the family medicine residency and an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine with UT Health San Antonio. She also has a cross appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and serves as the primary care track coordinator for the Psychology Internship Program. Ogbeide serves as a consultant for the Integrated Health Care Initiative of Mental Health America of Greater Houston, which focuses on engaging and increasing the delivery of integrated primary care behavioral health services in Greater Houston and throughout the state of Texas.

She is the 2018 recipient of the Wingspread Honoree Award through the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, the 2019 recipient of the Association for Psychologists in Academic Health Centers’ Early Career Psychologist Contributions Award, the 2019 recipient of the Integrated Care Champion Award of the Missouri Psychological Association, and the 2020 recipient of the Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award through the APA Division 38 (Society for Health Psychology). She currently serves on the board of directors for Collaborative Family Healthcare Association as well.

Ogbeide has published in integrated primary care and behavioral medicine, has more than 120 conference presentations, and teaches doctoral level courses in behavioral medicine and integrated primary care behavioral health at Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, Texas) and graduate level courses at the University of Texas San Antonio. Her professional areas of interest include the primary care behavioral health consultation model, behavioral medicine/health psychology, and primary care workforce development.

Derek C. Oliver, PhD Lieutenant Colonel Derek C. Oliver, PhD, is currently the senior behavioral health officer for the Florida Army National Guard. In the civilian sector, he is a psychologist with the Jacksonville (Florida) VA, where he is currently the lead for the primary care-mental health integration program. He previously worked in a primary care mental health capacity at the Viera (Florida) VA outpatient clinic. Prior to his work with the Department of Veterans Affairs, he served for almost 12 years as an active duty Army psychologist. His final active duty assignment was as chief psychologist and program director for the Clinical Psychology Internship and Residency Programs at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia. He left Active Duty in July 2014.

Oliver is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course (Common Core/Intermediate Level Education). He has also completed the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Captain’s Career Course, the AMEDD Officer Basic Course (Honor Graduate), the Army Aeromedical Psychology Training Course, and the Army Airborne School. His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 3 Campaign Stars), the Overseas Service Ribbon (2 awards), the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), and the State of Florida Active Service Ribbon.

Oliver’s civilian education and credentials include earning PhD (2002) and master of arts (1997) degrees in psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a bachelor of arts degree (1995; summa cum laude and Distinguished Military Graduate) from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He completed an APA-accredited internship with the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida) in 2002 and a 2-year pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center (Fort Lewis, Washington) in 2009. Oliver is licensed in both Alabama and Florida and is a registrant in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He is married to the former Camilla Wier of Winder, Georgia; Dr. and Mrs. Oliver and their three children live in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Elizabeth Rathbun, PsyD Elizabeth Rathbun is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut. She obtained her master’s in counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Rathbun completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Hartford in 2015. Her predoctoral internship was at Greater Hartford Consortium working at UConn trauma clinic, but mainly at the Department of Veteran Affairs, Newington campus where her training focused on health psychology with rotations in primary care, PTSD, and substance abuse. Following that, Rathbun completed her postdoctoral training at Yale Stress Center, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry where she developed and facilitated groups and programs, and conducted individual therapy focused on disordered eating, addiction, chronic stress, and trauma utilizing mindfulness and stress reduction skills. At Yale Stress Center, she worked from an integrated care model within a multidisciplinary team of varied medical doctors, psychologists, dietitians, and yoga and mindfulness practitioners.

Six years ago, Rathbun began a full-time private practice in New Haven where she provides individual and group therapy in addition to training and consultation services. Her expertise includes evaluation, consultation, and treatment of disordered eating, addictive behaviors, chronic stress, trauma, and health psychology issues where she practices from a Health at Every Size (HAES) paradigm. Moreover, Rathbun utilizes an integrated care model as much as possible to support her patients’ needs and treatment goals and facilitate collaborative care. She recently completed her counselor certification in Intuitive Eating© (IE), a weight-inclusive and evidence-based approach to eating.

In addition to clinical practice, Rathbun supervises predoctoral psychology interns at The Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic, a satellite clinic of the Connecticut Mental Health Center at the department of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. Rathbun serves as APA council representative for the Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA), formally was CPA Federal Advocacy Coordinator from 2018–2020, and previously served on the CPA board in various capacities for over 10 years. She is also the education chair for the Connecticut Chapter of International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. Rathbun’s areas of passion lie in clinical and advocacy work and include bridging the gap between interdisciplinary professionals so that patient care is more compassionate, accessible, inclusive, health behavior focused (versus weight focused), and effective.

Amit A. Shahane, PhD Amit A. Shahane, PhD, is currently an associate professor at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine within the psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences department. At UVA, he serves as the director of the Behavioral Medicine Center and the Medical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. He provides clinical services within multiple integrated care clinics including primary care and infectious disease clinics. His scholarly interests include HIV, insomnia, and health care utilization.

Ayelet Talmi, PhD Ayelet Talmi, PhD, is a professor in the departments of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a licensed clinical psychologist. Talmi is the director of the Section of Integrated Behavioral Health in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division of the Department of Psychiatry, a director of the Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health, and the director of Project Climb.

Talmi has been engaged in early childhood and integrated behavioral health systems building efforts, direct service, advocacy, and policy in Colorado and nationally. Her primary clinical and research interests focus on behavioral health service delivery systems for children and families, integrated behavioral health in primary care and community settings, early childhood mental health, and young children with special health care needs. Talmi is a past president of the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health and a graduate fellow of Zero to Three’s Leader’s for the 21st Century Fellowship.

Barbara V. Ward-Zimmerman, PhD Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, PhD, child and adolescent psychologist, integrated care consultant, Connecticut Psychological Association’s health care reform chair, and American Academy of Pediatrics’ Connecticut chapter’s integration cochair, works to improve the coordination of behavioral health and pediatric primary care across Connecticut. Ward-Zimmerman served as a collaboratively colocated psychologist in a pediatric practice and now advocates for system changes facilitating integration. In consultation with the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut and other educational institutions and organizations, she trains pediatric providers, behavioral health professionals, graduate students, school personnel, and care coordinators about integrated care.

Ward-Zimmerman is a member of APA’s Board of Professional Affairs and cochairs the Integrated Primary Care Interest Group of the Society for Health Psychology, leading the development of a widely disseminated introductory graduate curriculum on primary care integration. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Virginia, her internship at the Yale Child Study Center, and a certificate program in primary care behavioral health sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Ward-Zimmerman, a fellow of APA, received the Society for Health Psychology’s 2018 Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology award and was honored by the Connecticut Psychological Association in 2016 for her Distinguished Contribution to the Health and Welfare of Connecticut’s Children and in 2013 for her Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology.

Last updated: May 2021Date created: April 2021