Getting involved in the EBP movement

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I think one thing is to advocate for more research, and research happens in many different areas, but the National Institute of Mental Health does a lot of it. And I think it's also willing to evaluate the possibility of whether your family member, your teenager, your child should be in a research study. People are retisent to have their children in a research studies, and that's understandable. But if you figure out that actually the control group, the group that isn't getting the research intervention, is just getting treatment as usual -- they're not getting some horrible thing done to them -- and that the active group is evaluating an application of a treatment that has probably been shown to be effective for some other problem. Cause we don't have enough kids. We don't have enough kids of color. We don't have enough kids in general in research studies. So advocating for better research and considering for the right study, having your family member or your child in a study, also advances this question.

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Kenneth Duckworth, MD

Psychiatrist, Harvard Professor & Medical Director for NAMI

Ken Duckworth, MD, serves as the medical director for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is triple board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child and Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry and has extensive experience in the public health arena.

Dr. Duckworth is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard University Medical School, and has served as a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. Dr. Duckworth has held clinical and leadership positions in community mental health, school psychiatry and now also works as Associate Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Prior to joining NAMI in 2003, Dr. Duckworth served as Acting Commissioner of Mental Health and the Medical Director for Department of Mental Health of Massachusetts, as a psychiatrist on a Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) team, and Medical Director of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.

Dr. Duckworth attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors and Temple University School of Medicine where he was named to the medical honor society, AOA. While at Temple, he won awards for his work in psychiatry and neurology. He also has a family member living with mental illness.

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