About Kathleen Biebel

Dr. Kathleen Biebel, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and the Assistant Director of the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 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 at the SPARC, 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 SPARC 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 SPARC faculty and staff for grant writing, data analysis, interagency workgroups, and program evaluation.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Program Director, MCPAP for Moms, UMass Memorial Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Assistant Director, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Parental Mental Illness, Families and Mental Illness, and Mental Health Research Dissemination

Honors and Awards

  • Journal’s 40 Under 40 (2007)
  • National Institute of Mental Health Dissertation Grant (2000-2001)
  • National Institute of Mental Health Training Fellowship, Florence Heller Graduate School (1997-1999)


Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center
Chang Building
222 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury MA 01545
508.856.8717
Fax 508.856.8700

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