Project Team

Carlo Ciotoli, MD, MPA
Associate Vice President for Student Health, New York University
Principal Investigator and Project Director, National College Depression Partnership

Carlo Ciotoli, MD, MPA is Associate Vice President for Student Health and Executive Director of the Student Health Center at New York University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. Carlo oversees the NYU Student Health Center, which is comprised of a comprehensive and integrated set of medical, counseling, health promotion, and ancillary services; staffed by more than 225 FTE employees; and generates over 130,000 patient visits a year. Carlo has a track record of leadership and achievement in medical management and re-engineering of ambulatory care processes and outcomes, and improving access to preventive health services on college campuses. Under Carlo’s leadership, the NYU Student Health Center has received numerous national awards increasing access to health care services; instituting a comprehensive and multidimensional approach to preventing high risk drinking; creating an integrated health care delivery system with preventive, medical, and mental health services; implementing a comprehensive approach for depression identification and management including universal screening for depression. Carlo is PI of a SAMHSA funded project, “LiveWellNYU: The Development and Evaluation of a Holistic Approach to Improving Wellness, Building Resilience, and Preventing Suicide” and Project Director of an AHRQ funded project “Quality Improvement in College Health.” He is the PI of the National College Depression Partnership, an award-winning, 42 school quality improvement collaborative focused on supporting college health systems and clinicians in providing optimal depression care through the use of outcomes measurements and collaborative learning. He also serves as Co-chair of the American College Health Association (ACHA)’s Benchmarking Advisory Committee. Previously Carlo was a staff physician in Bellevue Hospital’s Chest and Asthma clinics and was part of the team that developed an Asthma Primary Care clinic that resulted in improved clinical outcomes for patients enrolled in the clinic.

Allison Smith, MPA
Manager of Public Health Initiatives and Assessment, New York University
Co-investigator and Project Assistant Director, National College Depression Partnership

Allison J Smith, M.P.A., is the Manager of Public Health Initiatives and Assessment at New York University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Public Administration in Health Policy and Management, both from New York University. Her focus is implementing population-level health interventions and developing new strategies to activate young people to be engaged in their health. Her leadership to create an innovative campus-wide public health model, LiveWellNYU, resulted in the 2010 Gallagher Koster Innovative Practices in College Health Award from the American College Health Association (ACHA), a 2013 NASPA Excellence Award, and a SAMHSA funded grant, “LiveWellNYU: The Development and Evaluation of a Holistic Approach to Improving Wellness, Building Resilience, and Preventing Suicide”. Allison currently serves as the Chair of the ACHA Healthy Campus Coalition – a companion initiative to Healthy People 2020 – which provides 10-year national objectives and an evidence based action model for improving the health of all students, staff, and faculty on campuses nationwide. Additionally, Allison is co-investigator for an AHRQ funded project to increase quality improvement capacity and capability throughout the field of college health, co-investigator for the National College Depression Partnership, and a member of the ACHA-National College Health Assessment Advisory Committee. Previously, Allison developed a nationally recognized school based asthma education curriculum and she testified before Congress about the importance of passing H.R. 2023—Asthmatic Schoolchildren’s Treatment and Health Management (ASTHMA Act) of 2004.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Joseph Behen, PhD
Executive Director of Counseling, Health, and Disability Services, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Joseph Behen, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Counseling, Health & Disability Services at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and has been on staff since 1994. He is currently project director for SAIC CARES, a three year suicide prevention effort at SAIC funded by a SAMHSA suicide prevention grant. He has guided SAIC’s participation in several national, collaborative efforts addressing college student mental health, including the Bringing Theory to Practice Project, the National College Depression Partnership, the Healthy Minds Study, and a NIMH-funded study of Mental Health First Aid. He received his MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology, with a subspecialty in Medical Psychology, from the University of Florida and a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan. He completed his internship at the Northwestern University Medical School. His clinical interests include assessment and treatment of severe mental illness, mental health consultation, psychodynamic psychotherapy and crisis intervention.

Jan Collins-Eaglin, PhD
Associate Dean of Students for Personal Success and Wellness, Pomona College

Dr. Collins-Eaglin comes from Michigan, where she was the Director of the Faculty Center for Instructional Excellence at Eastern Michigan University. She has worked closely with faculty development units after leaving Eastern Michigan University. At Wayne State University where she directed Student Support Services – which includes Counseling and Psychological Services, Disability Services and the Academic Success Center, she created an online faculty development program explaining student disability issues, consulted with faculty about diversity issues and students of concern. At Michigan State University she was a regular presenter with the Office of Faculty and Organizational Development around issues of diversity, students of concern, leadership development, and creativity and innovation in the classroom.

Dr. Collins Eaglin is involved in several areas of education research including college depression studies, postsecondary learning and motivation, curriculum redesign, and faculty development.

As a psychologist her focus has been in the area of developing programs that promote psychological wellness and supports academic success.. She completed her PhD, Ed.S. and MA degrees in the Combined Program of Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan. She graduated with her BA degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is active nationally in professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association, where she is chair of the Section for College and University Counseling Center and is working on a national report on the trends on college student mental health. She serves on the accreditation board of the International Association of Counseling Centers. Dr. Collins Eaglin holds national leadership roles in African American women’s organizations. In The Links, Inc. she is the chair of the national leadership development initiative and in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. she chaired the national mental health program.

Eleanor Davidson, MD
Director of University Heatlh Service, Case Western Reserve University

Dr Davidson (Nell) graduated from Wellesley College as a music major. After post-baccalaureate studies at University of Michigan, she entered the University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor) where she graduated with honors (AOA). She remained at U of M for her internship and residency in Internal Medicine (Board Certified), and subsequently completed a Nephrology Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

After “moonlighting” at the Health Service during her fellowship, Dr Davidson transitioned to becoming the Director of the Case Western Reserve University Health Service and then “de-differentiated” into a primary care physician because she loved the field of college health. She has pursued further training in mental health both at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Association and the Institute of the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis.

Dr Davidson has been an active leader within the American College Health Association for many years and has served as Chair of the Continuing Education Committee since 2004. She was elected to Fellowship of ACHA in 2001.

Dr Davidson brought CWRU into the first iteration of the National College Depression Project in 2006 and has participated in multiple collaboratives since that time, most recently as faculty.

Joy Himmel, PsyD, PMHCNS-BC, LPC, NCC
while Director of Health and Wellness, Penn State Altoona (now retired)

Joy Himmel, Psy.D, PMHCNS-BC, LPC, NCC, has provided administrative and clinical direction for Health Services, Health Education, Disability Services and Counseling and Psychological Services at the Health & Wellness Center, Penn State Altoona for the past 19 years. She has directed quality assurance initiatives, strategic planning and all clinical and outreach operations at the Health Center. Dr. Himmel currently holds a Psy.D in Psychology, MA in Counseling Education, and BSN in Nursing. She is a licensed Professional Counselor, certified through ANCC as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Nursing, and a member of the National Association for Cognitive Behavioral Therapists. Dr. Himmel has over ten years’ experience in hospital –based behavioral health and alcohol and other drug inpatient treatment and seven years’ experience as a clinical director of an intensive outpatient mental health and alcohol and other drug abuse partial hospital and outpatient counseling program. Dr. Himmel has held a part time lecturer position in Bio-behavioral Health, Counselor Education and Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Altoona. She is currently chair of the CE committee for the National Board for Certified Counselors with the American College Health Association, and is a fellow with the American College Health Association. She has been a site surveyor for AAAHC for the past six years, is the liaison for ACHA to the board of directors with AAAHC and is on the AAAHC accreditation committee and primary care task force. She is also part of the AAAHC faculty for the Achieving Accreditation workshops offered nationally through AAAHC facilitating sessions on quality improvement and medical home. She is also an active member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability. Recent publications and presentations at national meetings have focused on suicide prevention strategies and integrated patient centered models of care.

Nance Roy, EdD
Clinical Director, Jed-Clinton Campus Program, The Jed Foundation

Nance Roy, EdD, is the Associate Dean of Health and Wellness at Rhode Island School of Design. She received her Doctorate from Harvard University, her Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina, and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island. She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine where she is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor.  Recent research has focused on the efficacy of self-care management in the treatment of depression in a primary care setting, the development of a student centered video aimed at supporting first year students in their transition to college, and the efficacy of self care management on student retention and success.

Karen Stein, BS, MS
Director of Student Health Services, Finger Lakes Community College

Karen Stein, RN, MS, is a registered nurse and holds a B.S.N and an M.S. in community health nursing, with expertise in community assessment, health system re-design, strategic health planning and evaluation. She served as a fellow for the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drugs and Violence Prevention and was on the advisory committee for the ACHA-National College Depression Partnership Quality Improvement Initiative. Ms. Stein currently serves as director of Student Health Services, Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC). She directs quality assurance initiatives, strategic planning, and all clinical and outreach operations.  She leads the FLCC Healthy Campus 2020 project, and has administered and utilized National College Health Assessment and other data for over fifteen years, to identify and plan evidence-based programs to address student health priorities.  Ms. Stein’s current focus is improving access to health care and preventive services for FLCC students. She led FLCC’s health service system redesign to achieve a greater than 98% screening rate for depression. FLCC students followed as part of the National College Depression Partnership exceeded assessment criteria to develop a self-care plan and to articulate their educational and personal needs toward meeting their educational goals.

Leigh White, MD
Assistant Director for Psychiatry Services, Michigan State University

Leigh White, MD is the Chief Psychiatrist and Assistant Director at MSU’s Counseling Center and at the Student Health Center. She has worked in student health since 1994, first at the University of Colorado. She has interest in developing a public health approach towards early detection and intervention of depression and other mental health concerns. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Caucus for College and University Psychiatrists and as a member of Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA).

Eric Wood, PhD, LPC
Associate Director for Counseling and Mental Health Services, Texas Christian University

Eric Wood, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of Counseling and Mental Health at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth Texas and has been on staff since 2007. He is currently the assistant director of the TCU Hope Initiative, a three year suicide prevention effort funded by a SAMHSA suicide prevention grant. He serves as a campus leader for the National College Depression Partnership, and has helped the TCU campus develop a systematic approach to track and monitor the treatment progress of students reporting suicide ideation. He has also facilitated a method to assist the Counseling Center to track the impact of treatment services on student retention and cost savings regarding tuition services. He has presented these systematic approaches in several national conferences and grantee meetings, and also serves as a peer reviewer for the ACHA’s Journal of American College Health.  He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas and completed his internship Texas Tech University.

FOUNDING FACULTY MEMBERS

Carlo Ciotoli, MD, MPA
Associate Vice President for Student Health at NYU & Principal Investigator of National College Depression Partnership
New York University

Carlo Ciotoli, MD, MPA is Associate Vice President for Student Health and Executive Director of the Student Health Center at New York University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. Carlo oversees the NYU Student Health Center, which is comprised of a comprehensive and integrated set of medical, counseling, health promotion, and ancillary services; staffed by more than 225 FTE employees; and generates over 130,000 patient visits a year. Carlo has a track record of leadership and achievement in medical management and re-engineering of ambulatory care processes and outcomes, and improving access to preventive health services on college campuses. Under Carlo’s leadership, the NYU Student Health Center has received numerous national awards increasing access to health care services; instituting a comprehensive and multidimensional approach to preventing high risk drinking; creating an integrated health care delivery system with preventive, medical, and mental health services; implementing a comprehensive approach for depression identification and management including universal screening for depression. Carlo is PI of a SAMHSA funded project, “LiveWellNYU: The Development and Evaluation of a Holistic Approach to Improving Wellness, Building Resilience, and Preventing Suicide” and Project Director of an AHRQ funded project “Quality Improvement in College Health.” He is the PI of the National College Depression Partnership, an award-winning, 42 school quality improvement collaborative focused on supporting college health systems and clinicians in providing optimal depression care through the use of outcomes measurements and collaborative learning. He also serves as Co-chair of the American College Health Association (ACHA)’s Benchmarking Advisory Committee. Previously Carlo was a staff physician in Bellevue Hospital’s Chest and Asthma clinics and was part of the team that developed an Asthma Primary Care clinic that resulted in improved clinical outcomes for patients enrolled in the clinic.

Henry Chung, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer- Care Management Company, Montefiore Medical Center

Henry Chung, M.D. is currently Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Montefiore Care Management Organization (CMO) of  Montefiore Medical Center.  He is also Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He provides medical leadership for care management and disease management activities for over 250,000 patients in value based programs and is CMO’s principal medical liaison to Montefiore Medical Center’s inpatient, outpatient and IPA programs.   He is also Medical Director of the Montefiore Accountable Care Organization (ACO), an awardee of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations Pioneer ACO Program.   In this role, he is leading quality improvement activities for the  academic medical center and community physician partnership that is central to the success and sustainability of the ACO.

Dr. Chung has a track record of leadership and achievement in medical and strategic management in both primary care and behavioral health settings.  In addition, his portfolio of medical and executive management in federally qualified health centers, college health and in the pharmaceutical industry has led to national recognition for his work in the integration of behavioral health and primary care.  He has conducted community based services research and published articles in this area with a special interest on decreasing care gaps, particularly for racial and ethnic minorities.

In 2006, he founded the award-winning National College Depression Partnership – Collaborative Action Network Project.  The program (involving over 50 colleges and universities since inception) was recognized in 2009 with the Innovations in Quality Improvement Award given by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.  He is also the 2012 recipient of the Lewis and Jack Rudin Prize for Medicine and Health awarded by the New York Academy of Medicine and the Greater New York Hospital Foundation for his contributions to demonstrating how the health care delivery system can work effectively with partners in public health and the community to address disease prevention and community wellness.

In 2014, he was appointed to the National Advisory Council of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of  the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Daniel Ford, MD, MPH
Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, David M Levine Professor of Medicine, and Vice Dean for Clinical Research in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Daniel Ford, MD, MPH is the David M Levine Professor of Medicine who came to Johns Hopkins in 1982 to complete the Osler Medicine residency. After completing a fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at the National Institute for Mental Health and his Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, he joined the faculty and developed his approach to research as a member of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research. He has joint appointments in Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management and Nursing.

In 2005 he was appointed to be the Vice Dean for Clinical Research in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. As part of this role, he is the Institutional Official in charge of protection of human subjects for Johns Hopkins Medicine and the IRB committees. In recognition of his commitment to supporting clinical and translational research across the institution he was chosen to be the Principal Investigator of the CTSA grant and the first Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Many trainees are introduced to Dr. Ford as the Director of the 2 week Introduction to Clinical Research course held each July.

Dr. Ford’s research has focused on understanding the relationships between depression and chronic medical conditions, particularly coronary artery disease, and how to improve care for patients with medical comorbidity. He was one of the first investigators to publish data documenting depression as a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke. In the spirit of translation, he has also sustained an interest in how to utilize Information Technology (IT) to improve care of patients with depression and tobacco abuse. Moving these interventions into the commercial world has been part of this process.

Dr. Ford has broad interests and is always willing to work with research teams and patient groups to learn more about the challenges they face and how we can address barriers as efficiently and effectively as possible.

David Katzelnick, MD
Chair of the Division of Integrated Behavioral Health, Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota

David J. Katzelnick, M.D. is the Chair of the Division of Integrated Behavioral Health at the Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota. His major clinical and research interests are in mood and anxiety disorders, psychopharmacology, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in primary care and medication education He is currently Mayo Co-PI for the COMPASS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) grant which has the goal of spreading a collaborative care management model to manage patients with depression and diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease. He was the Depression Co-Chair for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Robert Wood Johnson Breakthrough Series Collaborative – Improving Care for People with Chronic Conditions III and Co-Chair for the AAFP/ACP/APA Initiative to Improve Care for Patients with Depression. He was also faculty member of the National College Depression He was awarded the Collaborative Partner of the Year in 2006 by the Mental Health Association of Wisconsin. He has been principal investigator for a number of retrospective and prospective randomized trials of treatment of mental disorders.

Jason Kilmer, PhD
Assistant Director Health & Wellness for Alcohol & Other Drug Education, University of Washington

Jason Kilmer, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 1997, and currently works at the University of Washington in a research and student affairs capacity. He is a Research Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, continuing a 20-year affiliation with colleagues at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center and the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors through his role as an investigator on several studies evaluating prevention and intervention efforts for alcohol and drug use by college students. He is also the Assistant Director of Health and Wellness for Alcohol and Other Drug Education in the Division of Student Life. Dr. Kilmer serves as the chair of the Washington State College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention. He also maintains an appointment as the Substance Abuse Prevention Program Coordinator for Saint Martin’s University. For ten years, he worked as an Addictive Behaviors Specialist in the Counseling Center at The Evergreen State College. Dr. Kilmer was the 2004 recipient of the Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award for Region V of NASPA, was named a Research Fellow in 2005 by MOST of Us at Montana State University, and was named a Senior Scholar in Prevention in 2006 by Outside the Classroom.

Michael Charles Klein, PhD
Private Practice

Dr. Michael Klein was the Co-Principal Investigator of the National College Depression Partnership, a national healthcare improvement effort between 2007 – 2011. He created and oversaw the development of U-CAN, a web-based depression management registry. Michael has co-authored articles on primary care depression screening & outcomes-based depression care in widely circulated college health publications including Journal of American College Health, Student Health Spectrum and the ACHA Action Newsletter and has presented at college health conferences all over the country on best practices for depression. He currently holds an academic appointment at New York University in the department of psychology, and is in private practice in Manhattan, NY.

Christpher Lucas, MD, MPH
Psychiatrist, Counseling and Wellness Services
New York University

Christopher Lucas, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and Assistant Director of the Counseling & Wellness Services at the NYU Student Health Center. His major research interests include suicide prevention, examining the reliability and validity of measures of psychopathology, the development and testing of computer-assisted screening and diagnostic systems and the computer-based treatment for working memory deficits. Dr. Lucas is a National Institute of Mental Health Independent Scientist awardee. Dr. Lucas received his M.D. and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychiatry from Leeds University in the United Kingdom. He received an M.P.H. in Biostatistics from Columbia University. Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Lucas was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He also served as Director of the Suicide Disorders Clinic at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Director of the Child Assessment Technology Group at Columbia University.

Evette Ludman, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Group Health Research Institute

Evette Ludman, Ph.D., received her BA from Brown University and her MS and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon, after completing her residency at University of California San Diego’s Psychological and Counseling Services. She is currently a Senior Research Associate at Group Health Research Institute, and Affiliate Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Affiliate Investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Ludman is internationally renowned for her expertise in the development and dissemination of behavioral interventions to improve self-management of mood disorders and promote health behavior change. She has extensive experience in applications of Motivational Interviewing methods and Cognitive-Behavioral psychotherapy to various clinical situations (depression treatment in primary care, smoking cessation, at-risk drinking), and through different delivery channels (e.g., in person, in groups, and over the phone). Over the last fifteen years she has participated in the design, implementation and analyses of numerous NIH-funded randomized controlled trials, including thirteen trials evaluating interventions for depression and bipolar disorder, and has authored or co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed articles and three books, including The Depression Helpbook, 2nd ed, 2008, Bull Publishing co, Boulder, CO.

Madeline Naegle, APRN-BC, PhD, FAAN
Professor, College of Nursing
New York University

Madeline A. Naegle, Ph.D., CNS-PMH, BC is an advanced practice psychiatric nurse  and nurse educator with long experience in inter-professional projects and education for mental health/substance abuse across disciplines. Prior to NYU UHS projects in NDCP, she was an advisory board member to the RWJ funded initiative on treatment of depression in primary care and served as a board member on Project IMPACT, intervention with older adults experiencing depression. Dr. Naegle designed and implemented two federally funded programs in advanced practice, mental health nursing and substance related disorders. She is currently Co-investigator in project SARET, Substance Abuse Research, Education and Training, a NIDA funded project designed to increase the numbers of substance abuse researchers across the disciplines of nursing, medicine, dentistry and social work. Dr. Naegle is a frequent speaker on topics related to primary care and mental health treatment and has published over 50 articles on topics related to nursing and mental health/substance abuse.

Daniel C Silverman, MD, MPA
while Chief Medical Officer, Sinai Hospital Baltimore

Daniel C. Silverman, M.D., M.P.A., is a graduate of the University of Michigan, completed his medical training at Northwestern University School of Medicine, his Masters of Public Administration at Harvard University and his psychoanalytic training at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Silverman has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School and Washington University School of Medicine and was appointed a Senior Scholar in the Department of Health Policy at Jefferson Medical College in 2008.  Currently, Dr. Silverman is a Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Previously, Dr. Silverman served as Chief Medical Officer of Princeton University and Executive Director of University Health Services. In these roles, he worked closely with members of the University’s senior leadership to create coalitions dealing with important university health, residential life and safety issues. Dr. Silverman helped to implement several innovative health and wellness initiatives including the President’s Task Force on Health and Well-Being, the Healthier Princeton Program, the Princeton Depression Awareness Program, and the College Depression Partnership. He was also one of the founding members of the Ivy-Plus Group of University Health Service Directors that has worked closely to share best practices and programs, benchmark clinical and service quality and collaborate on research in important areas of physical, mental and preventive health on university campuses.