Amy M. Kilbourne, PhD, MPH


Dr. Amy M. Kilbourne, PhD, MPH is Director of the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) national program, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs; and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is also Associate Director for Implementation and Policy for the UM Depression Center and the Director of the Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP), whose goal is to improve the lives of Michigan residents with behavioral health care needs through public-private partnerships.


Dr. Kilbourne’s overall goal is to improve health outcomes for persons with mental disorders through implementation of scientifically-supported clinical practices and policies. She is a national expert in implementation science, building academic-community research partnerships, and design and deployment of practical clinical trials in healthcare systems and community settings.


Dr. Kilbourne received her bachelors of arts at the University of California at Berkeley (double major in molecular biology and rhetoric), and her masters in epidemiology and PhD in health policy from the University of California Los Angeles.


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