My vision is to broaden our partnerships with healthcare organizations, policy makers and payer sources in healthcare both nationally and internationally.
TEMPE, Ariz. (PRWEB) February 17, 2023
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) is excited to announce that Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr., DBH, has been promoted to the Director of the DBH Program role effective January 3, 2023. Dr. Baldwin previously served as CGI's Assistant Director of Academic programs and faculty member.
Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr., is an expert in healthcare management, integrated healthcare, and healthcare policies, providing consultation/training to several primary care executives in primary care practices throughout the country. In addition to his role as Director of the DBH program at CGI, Dr. Baldwin serves as an Adjunct Professor and Subject Matter Expert at Fisk University and the Chief Operating Officer of Imani Behavioral Health located in Nashville and Clarksville, TN. He is a former Research Associate with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former Adjunct Professor and Subject Matter Expert at Morehouse School of Medicine and has developed sustainable integrated behavioral healthcare programs for federal qualified health centers as a DBH.
Dr. Baldwin has over 15 years of experience in healthcare management, Medicaid Medicare government program administration, organizational transformation, and innovations. He received his Doctorate in Behavioral (DBH) from the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University in 2016. In 2019, he graduated from the Johnson and Johnson Executive Health Care Program at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Baldwin is also a healthcare researcher and the Founding Chairman of the American Association of Doctors of Behavioral Health. Dr. Baldwin’s passionate about integrated healthcare, healthcare system redesign to reduce costs, and health equity for vulnerable populations.
When asked about his vision for the future of the DBH program, Dr. Baldwin shares, ”My vision is to broaden our partnerships with healthcare organizations, policy makers and payer sources in healthcare both nationally and internationally. This will strengthen our efforts in promoting and cementing integrated health care, increase access to medical care and support the reduction of health care costs on the system. As the Director of the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program, I look forward to working with our superb administrative and academic team at CGI as we continue cultivating leading voices in healthcare transformation and innovation ensuring health equity to all people.”
Dr. Cara English, CEO of Cummings Graduate Institute, says, “The CGI Community is extremely lucky to have Dr. Baldwin. Anyone who has met Dr. Baldwin knows what a compassionate person he is, and his enthusiasm for integrated care is contagious. Our community has already benefited greatly from his presence and leadership, and I know that he will continue to make an impact as a change maker on our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.”
As of February 2, 2023, CGI has graduated 21 Doctors of Behavioral Health from across the United States practicing in various capacities, including healthcare leadership, private practice, thought leadership, and higher education. To learn more about the Doctor of Behavioral Health degree program, visit cgi.edu/dbh.
About Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI)
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies is a nonprofit, DEAC accredited, online post-graduate institution of higher learning offering post-graduate education and training in the field of integrated behavioral healthcare. CGI is focused on meeting the healthcare industry’s need for a highly-skilled workforce to support an integrated approach to addressing patients’ needs.