Dr. Jean-Marie Alves-Bradford, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University. She is also the Associate Director for Clinical Services and the Director of the Washington Heights Community Service (WHCS) at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) where she sees patients, teaches trainees and manages inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services in upper Manhattan. Dr. Alves-Bradford also serves as the training director for the Columbia University’s NIMH funded T32 Research Fellowship in Global Mental Health and the co-chair of the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry Committee for Diversity and Inclusion.
The WHCS early psychosis program, OnTrackNY/Washington Heights Community Service, has been awarded the American Psychiatric Association Psychiatric Services Silver Award for innovative models of service delivery for persons with mental illness in the community. Dr. Bradford is the principal investigator on three grants to improve and evaluate services on WHCS including one grant to create primary care clinics within two WHCS community clinics and two grants related to expanding and evaluating the first episode psychosis coordinated specialty care program.
Dr. Alves-Bradford’s professional interests include improving psychiatric care for individuals with serious mental illness in underserved communities in the US and abroad, teaching, faculty development and issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.