National Mentoring Network (MNET) Mentor Profiles
Amy M. Kilbourne, Ph.D., MPH
Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) national program, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
University of Michigan Medical School
Research Interests: Implementation Science, Health Policy, Mental Health Services
Dr. Kilbourne is Director of the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) national program, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She also co-directs the Michigan Community Partnership for Integrated Care, which is focused on improving behavioral health services for Michigan residents. Dr. Kilbourne is a national expert in implementation science, notably the development and testing of quality improvement strategies to improve the uptake and sustainability of evidence-based practices. She has over 180 published articles and several grants from NIH and other federal funding sources, and has been also widely recognized for her development of integrated treatment models for cardiovascular risk reduction in mood disorders. Her research has led to several national improvement initiatives across large healthcare systems, including a VA national population management program for persons with serious mental illness and a health disparities research roadmap. Dr. Kilbourne is the recipient of several awards including the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the Gerald L. Klerman Research Award from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). Dr. Kilbourne received her bachelors of arts at the University of California at Berkeley (double major in molecular biology and rhetoric), and her masters in epidemiology and PhD in health policy and administration from the University of California Los Angeles.