Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

 

TEAM UP― building the field of knowledge about best practices in integrated care in pediatrics.

TEAM UP includes a robust evaluation used to both improve and prove the TEAM UP model. The TEAM UP model has demonstrated positive outcomes for children and families, the health care workforce, and system-wide utilization of primary care services.

 


DEMONSTRATED POSITIVE OUTCOMES

 

Better Outcomes for CHILDREN & FAMILIES   

Pediatrics 2022

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics 2023

A Healthier WORKFORCE   

Clinical Pediatrics 2019

Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology 2021

Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research 2022

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 2023

Better Results across the Healthcare SYSTEM  

Health Services Research 2019

JAMA Network Open 2023

Building Capacity in Data Use and CQI Methods  

Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology 2020 

Journal of Pediatrics 2022

Related Work by TEAM UP Thought Leadership

Child: Care, Health and Development 2023

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 2023

CommonWealth Magazine 2023

 


PUBLICATION TIMELINE

 

2019     Clinical Pediatrics 

2019     Health Services Research

2020     Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

2021     Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

2022     Journal of Pediatrics

2022      Pediatrics

2022      Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research

2022      JAMA Network Open

2023      Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

2023      Journal of Ambulatory Care Management

 


PUBLICATION CITATIONS

 

Clinical Pediatrics

Perceptions of the Implementation of Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration in 3 Community Health Centers

Fong, H., Tamene, M., Morley, D., Morris, A., Estela, M. G., Singerman, A., & Bair-Merritt, M. (2019). Perceptions of the Implementation of Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration in 3 Community Health Centers. Clinical Pediatrics, 58(11–12), 1201–1211. https://doi.org/10.1177/0009922819867454   

 

Health Services Research

The effects of integrating behavioral health into primary care for low‐income children 

Cole, M., Qin, Q., Sheldrick, R. C., Morley, D., & Bair-Merritt, M. (2019). The effects of integrating behavioral health into primary care for low‐income children. Health Services Research, 54(6), 1203–1213. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.13230 

 

Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

Using the quality improvement (QI) tool Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to examine implementation barriers to common workflows in integrated pediatric care

Tamene, M., Morris, A., Feinberg, E., & Bair-Merritt, M. H. (2020). Using the quality improvement (QI) tool Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to examine implementation barriers to common workflows in integrated pediatric care. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 8(3), 257–267. https://doi.org/10.1037/cpp0000365  

 

Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

Barriers and facilitators to integrating behavioral health services and pediatric primary care

Brady, K. J. S., Durham, M. P., Francoeur, A., Henneberg, C., Adhia, A., Morley, D., Tamene, M., Singerman, A., Morris, A., Fortuna, L. R., Feinberg, E., & Bair-Merritt, M. (2020). Barriers and facilitators to integrating behavioral health services and pediatric primary care. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/cpp0000356

 

Journal of Pediatrics

Five-Year Trends in Pediatric Mental Health Emergency Department Visits in Massachusetts: A Population-Based Cohort Study

Lin, M., Kim, J., Sheldrick, R. C., Bair-Merritt, M., Durham, M. P., Feinberg, E., & Cole, M. (2022). Five-Year Trends in Pediatric Mental Health Emergency Department visits in Massachusetts: A Population-Based Cohort study. The Journal of Pediatrics, 246, 199-206.e17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.03.011  

 

Pediatrics

Integrating universal behavioral health care in pediatrics at federally qualified health centers

Sheldrick, R. C., Bair-Merritt, M., Durham, M. P., Rosenberg, J., Tamene, M., Bonacci, C., Daftary, G., Tang, M. H., Sengupta, N., Morris, A., & Feinberg, E. (2022). Integrating pediatric universal behavioral health care at federally qualified health centers. Pediatrics, 149(4). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-051822

 

Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research

Implementation of a Novel Pediatric Behavioral Health Intervention Initiative

Safon, C. B., Estela, M. G., Rosenberg, J., Feinberg, E., Drainoni, M., Morris, A., Durham, M. P., Bair-Merritt, M., & Sheldrick, R. C. (2022). Implementation of a novel pediatric Behavioral health integration initiative. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 50(1), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11414-022-09803-6  

 

JAMA Network Open

The Association of Integrating Mental Health into Pediatric Primary Care at Federally Qualified Health Centers with Utilization and Follow up Care

Kim, J., Sheldrick, R. C., Gallagher, K., Bair-Merritt, M., Durham, M. P., Feinberg, E., Morris, A., & Cole, M. (2023). Association of integrating mental health into pediatric primary care at federally qualified health centers with utilization and follow-up care. JAMA Network Open, 6(4), e239990. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.9990  

 

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Changes Over Time in Outcomes of School-Age Children and Parents Receiving Integrated Mental Health Care in Federally Qualified Health Centers

Kim, J., Bair-Merritt, M., Rosenberg, J., Feinberg, E., Morris, A., Durham, M. P., Estela, M. G., & Sheldrick, R. C. (2023). Changes over time in outcomes of School-Age children and parents receiving integrated mental health care in federally qualified health centers. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 44(7), e493–e500. https://doi.org/10.1097/dbp.0000000000001203

 

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management

Pediatric Provider and Staff Burnout in Community Health Centers

Hill, C., Justo, S., Park, H., Bair-Merritt, M., Morris, A., Feinberg, E., & Sheldrick, R. C. (2023, August 7). Pediatric Provider and Staff Burnout in Federally Qualified Community Health Centers. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 46(4), 265–271. https://doi.org/10.1097/jac.0000000000000472 

 


THOUGHT LEADERSHIP-RELATED WORK

 

Child: Care, Health and Development 2023

Conceptualizations of health, ability to act upon those definitions and desire for supports among families from historically marginalized communities

Stransky, M. L., Bremer-Kamens, M., Bair-Merritt, M., Howard, C., Brooks, C., Meill, A., Morris, A., & Sheldrick, R. C. (2023). Conceptualizations of health, ability to act upon those definitions and desire for supports among families from historically marginalized communities. Child: Care, Health and Development, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1111/cch.13214

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 2023 

The influence of loss to follow‐up in autism screening research: Taking stock and moving forward

Sheldrick, R. C., Hooker, J. L., Carter, A. S., Feinberg, E., Croen, L. A., Kuhn, J., Slate, E., & Wetherby, A. M. (2023, July 19). The influence of loss to follow‐up in autism screening research: Taking stock and moving forward. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13867 

CommonWealth Magazine 2023  

Our mental health care worker shortage is taking a toll

 Erlich, S. (2023, March 9). Our mental health care worker shortage is taking a toll. CommonWealth Magazine. https://commonwealthbeacon.org/health/our-mental-health-care-worker-shortage-is-taking-a-toll/ 

 


REPORTS

 

Early Learning Report - The Center for the Study of Social Policy

Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Urban Pediatrics: Early Learning Report

Doyle, S., Cohen, S., and Morrison, S. Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Urban Pediatrics: Early Learning Report. Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2022 https://cssp.org/resource/transforming-expanding-access-to-mental-health-care-in-urban-pediatrics

 

BRANCH Final Report

BRANCH Final Report

Feinberg, Emily, Groves, Betsy. (2020) BRANCH Final Report. TEAM UP for Children. https://teamupforchildren.org/news/branch-report

 

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Press Release - TEAM UP Findings Published in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management

Primary Care Providers and Behavioral Health Clinicians working as part of integrated behavioral health care teams at Federally Qualified Health Centers continued to have lower rates of burnout than physicians and psychologists nationally, study finds.

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BMC Press Release - TEAM UP Research Published in Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Integrated mental health care in pediatric primary care at Federally Qualified Health Centers linked to improvements in school functioning, study finds.

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Association of Integrating Mental Health Into Pediatric Primary Care at Federally Qualified Health Centers With Utilization and Follow-up Care

This study examines the association of a comprehensive mental health integration model with health care utilization, psychotropic medication use, and mental health follow-up care among Medicaid-enrolled children at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).

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CSSP Releases TEAM UP Early Learning Report

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a national, non-profit organization that works to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children and families can thrive. CSSP recently completed an Early Learning Report on the TEAM UP Model and how it has transformed & expanded access to mental health care in urban pediatrics. 

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Integrating Pediatric Universal Behavioral Health Care at Federally Qualified Health Centers

This study demonstrates that behavioral health integration at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) was associated with improved screening and "warm hand-offs" for same-day behavioral care, expansion of ADHD care, and declines in polypharmacy. 

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Barriers and facilitators to integrating behavioral health services and pediatric primary care

This study describes the barriers and facilitators to integrating behavioral health services and pediatric primary care in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) during the early stages of implementation.

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Using the Quality Improvement (QI) Tool Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to Examine Implementation Barriers to Common Workflows in Integrated Pediatric Care

The present study demonstrates that Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a useful quality improvement (QI) tool to identify barriers of implementing pediatric BH integration and systematically planning improvement efforts. Behavioral health clinicians, including pediatric psychologists, primary care providers, and other members of the primary care team can leverage these findings to inform behavioral health (BH) integration model implementation in the pediatric primary care setting.

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BRANCH Report

BRANCH (Building Resilience And Nurturing CHildren) is a brief trauma-informed, extended screening and assessment intervention developed for integrated behavioral health clinicians who practice in primary care pediatric settings. This report provides a summary of BRANCH’s development and implementation during the period of September 2017-May 2020.

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The effects of integrating behavioral health into primary care for low‐income children

To evaluate the impact of TEAM UP—an initiative that fully integrates behavioral health services into pediatric primary care in three Boston‐area Community Health Centers (CHCs)—on health care utilization and costs.

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