Division of Population Health Research Meetings

​​As a global leader in innovation and research in integrated care, we actively foster new ideas and treatments and encourage collaboration.

Research Networking Group

The Division of Population Health's monthly networking group is for researchers in integrated behavioral health care. The group explores ideas, provides feedback on research-in-progress, discusses grant proposals, and makes connections. For more information about the meeting or to sign up for email announcements, contact Tess Grover at grovet@uw.edu.

Meetings are routinely held on the fourth Monday of each month from 3:30-5:00 PM in the UW Health Sciences Building, Room BB1640, and can also be joined via Zoom video conferencing.

Upcoming meetings:
Improving Performance Monitoring
April 23, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Nearly 40% of children will experience a psychiatric disorder before age 18, yet national studies suggest less than 5% of these youth will receive a treatment shown to be effective. The public health urgency of this crisis has resulted in calls to improve accountability for healthcare providers. However, a significant barrier to monitoring performance for statewide and large managed care systems is the cost associated with gold standard external observation. A low cost and promising alternative to external observation is therapist self-report through an electronic health record code that can be reported to the payer. Structuring this self-report with a clinical guide also orients clinicians to the most effective clinical elements within a treatment approach and may have secondary benefits on improved practice and client outcomes.

Sarah Walker, PhD, will present two aims pages for a proposed NIMH study and is looking for feedback about whether NIMH is more likely to be interested in a proposal that primarily frames the benefits of the reporting/clinical guides on improved statewide performance monitoring or the benefits of the guides on improved clinical practice and client outcomes. Dr. Walker is the co-Director of the Evidence Based Practice Institute and facilitated the development of Reporting Guides now instituted as the standard for reporting evidence-based practices for all children’s publicly funded mental health in Washington State.

Global Mental Health Research Meeting 

Join other researchers interested in global mental health issues in an informal meeting focused on discussion and problem solving. We typically meet monthly and send out an agenda the week before. Join the listserv.