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Council on Quality Care

The Council on Quality Care monitors developments and carries out activities to ensure that the highest standards and quality of care remain integral parts of the APA mission.

Highlights of Responsibilities

Monitor and participate in initiatives and disseminate information in the following areas:

  • Quality indicators (national quality measurement enterprise)
  • Standards and survey procedures (national accrediting bodies)
  • Psychotherapy by psychiatrists
  • Patient safety
  • Practice guidelines (Committee on Practice Guidelines)
  • Electronic health records (Committee on Mental Health Information Technology)

Finally, the Council is charged with overseeing various APA awards, fellowships, and components such as committees, task forces, and workgroups that fall within its purview. Specific content areas of importance to the quality of psychiatric care may be represented by membership on the Council in the absence of a formal APA component.

Staff Liaison

Committees

Council Members

  • Glenda Wrenn Gordon, M.D., DFAPAChairperson
    2024-2025
  • Margaret Balfour, M.D., Ph.D., DFAPA
    2019-2025
  • Nicole Benson, M.D.Early Career Psychiatrist Representative
    2023-2026
  • Michelle Durham, M.D., M.P.H., DFAPA
    2023-2026
  • Suliman El-Amin, M.D., M.S.
    2024-2027
  • Jacqueline Hobbs, M.D., Ph.D., DFAPA
    2024-2027
  • Maga Jackson-Triche, M.D., LFAPA
    2024-2027
  • Ethan Kass, DLFAPAAssembly Representative
    2024-2027
  • Kathryn Ridout, M.D., Ph.D.
    2024-2027
  • Kevin Simon, M.D., M.P.H.
    2023-2026
  • John Torous, M.D.
    2023-2026
  • Erik Vanderlip, M.D., Ph.D., FAPA
    2020-2026
  • David Galarneau, M.D., DFAPACorresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Adrianne Lona, M.D.Corresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Roxane Sanders, M.D.Corresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Aakash Verma, M.D.Corresponding Member
    2024-2025

Fellows

  • Natalie Feldman, M.D. – APA/APAF Leadership Fellow
  • H. Yavuz Ince, M.D. – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
  • Youngjung Kim M.D., Ph.D. – Leadership Fellow
  • Niesha Voigt, M.D. – SAMHSA Minority Fellow

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