Dr. Kathleen Biebel, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the
Assistant Director of Operations at the UMMS Center for Mental Health Services Research
(CMHSR). She has served as PI, Co-Investigator, and Evaluator on SAMHSA/CMHS, NIMH and
foundation-funded projects focused on adults with serious mental illness, community
integration, and family life. Her work has also focused on dissemination and
implementation of mental health policy and programs. Dr. Biebel has worked for
SAMHSA/CMHS as a Family-Centered Care Consultant, advising policy-makers and federal
program officers on policy initiatives regarding families living with mental illness. In
her role as Assistant Director of Operations at the CMHSR, Dr. Biebel oversees
collaborations between UMMS and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (MA/DMH),
while maintaining a special focus on bridging science to service, and translating and
disseminating research findings to inform policy and intervention development. She is
currently leading a working partnership with MA /DMH, and the UMMS's Department of
Psychiatry, Lamar Soutter Library, and the Mental Health Agency Research Network to
redesign the CMHSR web-based dissemination efforts. This initiative is focused on
producing usable and useful web-based products specifically for behavioral health
consumers, family members, and providers. Dr. Biebel provides ongoing expertise and
support to the CMHSR faculty and staff for grant writing, data analysis, interagency
workgroups, and program evaluation. 

Articles

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Listening to Mothers: What's Helpful for Mothers Experiencing Perinatal Depression (with Nancy Byatt, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Liz Friedman), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2014)
 

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Navigating the Complexity of Using Research in Policy and Practice Decisions (with Susan Maciolek, Laurel Leslie, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Joanne Nicholson), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2014)
 

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Patient's views on depression care in obstetric settings: how do they compare to the views of perinatal health care professionals (with Nancy Byatt, Liz Friedman, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Lori Pbert), General hospital psychiatry (2013)
 

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Women's perspectives on postpartum depression screening in pediatric settings: a preliminary study (with Nancy Byatt, Liz Friedman, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Douglas M. Ziedonis), Archives of Women's Mental Health (2013)
 

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Intermediaries Promote the Use of Research Evidence in Children's Behavioral Health Systems Change (with Susan Maciolek, Joanne Nicholson, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Laurel Leslie), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2013)
 

Contributions to Books

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Challenges for a System of Care (with Jeffrey L. Geller), Research on Community-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (2006)
 

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The Prevalence of Parenthood in Adults with Mental Illness: Implications for State and Federal Policymakers, Programs, and Providers (with Joanne Nicholson, Judith Katz-Leavy, and Valerie Williams), Mental Health, United States, 2002 (2002)
 

Posters and Presentations

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Barriers and Facilitators to Addressing Perinatal Depression in Obstetric Settings (with Nancy Byatt, Liz Friedman, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Center for Mental Health Services Research Dissemination Activities (with Carl E. Fulwiler, Susan Doiron, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Lisa M. Smith), Community Health & Research: Making the Connections Symposium (2011)
 

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Overcoming Barriers to Perinatal Depression Treatment (with Nancy Byatt, Liz Friedman, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis), Community Health & Research: Making the Connections Symposium (2011)
 

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Psychiatry Issue Briefs: A Librarian/Faculty Publishing Collaboration (with Lisa A. Palmer), Massachusetts Health Sciences Libraries Network (MAHSLIN) 2011 Annual Meeting (2011)
 

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Creating Opportunities for Success: Working with Trauma Survivors in the Shelter Setting (with Joanne Nicholson, Linda F. Weinreb, and Tina Runyan), Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance training symposium (2010)
 

Other

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Disparities in Child and Adolescent Psychoactive Medication Prescription Practices by Race and Ethnicity (with Lisa R. Fortuna, Carl E. Fulwiler, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, and Lisa M. Smith), Center for Mental Health Services Research (2008)
 

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The Invisible Children’s Project: A Family-Centered Intervention for Parents with Mental Illness (with Beth R. Hinden, Joanne Nicholson, and Liz Mehnert), Psychiatry Publications and Presentations (2002)
 

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Steps Toward Evidence-Based Practices for Parents with Mental Illness and their Families (with Beth R. Hinden, Joanne Nicholson, Alexis D. Henry, and Lawrence Stier), Psychiatry Publications and Presentations (2002)
 

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Critical Issues for Parents with Mental Illness and their Families (with Joanne Nicholson, Beth R. Hinden, Alexis D. Henry, and Lawrence Stier), Psychiatry Publications and Presentations (2001)