TEAM UP for Children

TEAM UP for Children –Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Urban Pediatrics –aims to promote positive child health and well-being by building the capacity of urban community health centers (CHCs) to deliver high quality, evidence-based integrated behavioral health care to children and families. By strengthening the ability of CHCs to recognize emerging child behavioral health issues and intervene early with appropriate treatment, TEAM UP aims to improve life outcomes for tens of thousands of low income children in Greater Boston and Gateway cities, and beyond. Our vision is that all children in families will live within a community that fosters and promotes physical and behavioral health, wellness, and resilience.

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Director of Clinical Training:

Michelle Durham, MD, MPH, FAPA

Michelle P. Durham, MD, MPH is the Director of Clinical Training for TEAM UP for Children. She is an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist whose public health and clinical roles have always been in underserved and under-resourced communities. She is dedicated to health equity and advocacy for equitable mental health treatment globally and locally. Her research focuses on workforce development that reflects underrepresented groups, training and education for both the pediatric workforce and mental health professionals. Dr. Durham practices clinically at Boston Medical Center (BMC), is the Training Director for the BMC general psychiatry residency program and the Associate Director for the BMC Global and Local Center for Mental Health Disparities. She received her MD from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA, completed her residency training at BMC and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut. She received her Master’s in Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the Emory Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, GA. Prior to completing her medical education, she worked as the Assistant Director for the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She is involved at the state and national level in the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to improve the standard of care for children and adolescents.

Consulting Psychiatrist:

Christine Crawford, MD, MPH

Dr. Christine Crawford is an adult and child psychiatrist based in Boston and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine where she currently serves as the Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry. Dr. Crawford has worked in a number of outpatient community settings where she has worked with a number of individuals from diverse backgrounds on providing patient centered care. Dr. Crawford has a strong passion for using education as a tool for community outreach and engagement. She has authored multiple book chapters on mental health disparities and sociocultural issues in psychiatry as well as made appearances on a number of media outlets where she has discussed various topics within mental health.