MOUNT LAUREL, NJ and CHICAGO, IL – Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite joins InSight + Regroup’s leadership team as Senior Vice President and Medical Director for Scheduled Services and Inpathy.
Dr. Christian-Brathwaite has extensive clinical experience treating children, adolescents, adults and families, especially those from diverse backgrounds, and has worked in multiple psychiatric settings including outpatient, inpatient, partial day programs, community-based programs and intensive outpatient programs.
She has special expertise in perinatal and post-partum mental health, trauma-informed care, telepsychiatry, mental health in communities of color, school psychiatry, implicit bias and racism in mental health. She is a passionate and vocal advocate for ethnic, racial and socioeconomic equality in healthcare and a respected authority on the importance of confronting biases and promoting cultural humility and understanding among physicians.
Her knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and commitment to breaking down barriers to care, especially among underserved populations and communities of color make her an ideal fit for this position.
In her new role as medical director, Dr. Christian-Brathwaite will be working under the guidance of Chief Medical Officer, James Varrell, MD and will be responsible for the direction, planning and coordination of all medical-related activities for the Scheduled Services and Inpathy lines of business, which provide clinic-based scheduled telepsychiatry services, doc-to-doc consultations and various in-home care options for patients and community healthcare and payer partners. She will work closely with the clinical and executive leadership teams to establish best practices, develop targeted clinician education and training programs and implement service standards and policies to ensure effective, reliable and safe patient care.
“There is a tremendous need for our services across the country,” explains Dr. Varrell. “Dr. Christian-Brathwaite is a highly respected, experienced and knowledgeable psychiatrist who genuinely cares about the welfare of her patients and is committed to improving access to quality mental health care, particularly in communities of color. Her proven leadership, demonstrated skills and passion and expertise, will be instrumental as we continue to grow our team, advance our behavioral health care services, confront racial disparities, transform access to care and work together to deliver promising new options for underserved patients.”
Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD is a double board-certified adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist. Dr. Christian-Brathwaite received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed her adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. She is the founder and CEO of Well Minds Psychiatry and Consulting Company, which provides psychiatric and therapeutic treatment as well as education, consultation and coaching on mental health and trauma, wellness and self-care, implicit bias and understanding mental illness in children of color. Dr. Christian-Brathwaite has written numerous articles for scientific or medical publications and frequently speaks about the impact trauma, race and culture have on mental health. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Post-Partum Depression Fund of Massachusetts and Families for Depression Awareness and is the Disparities Lead for the COVID-19 Action Coalition of Massachusetts.
Array Behavioral Care (formerly InSight + Regroup) is the leading and largest telepsychiatry service provider in the country with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care from hospital to home with its OnDemand Care, Scheduled Care and AtHome Care divisions. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community healthcare organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.
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