CIPC Leadership

Dr. Alexander Blount  
Alexander Blount

Alexander Blount, Ed.D. is Director of the Center for Integrated Primary Care, Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, and the Director of Behavioral Science. He teaches physicians the psychosocial skills of primary care practice and established the post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology in Primary Care. He is a member of the National Integration Academy Committee of the National Academy for Integrating Mental Health and Primary Care sponsored by the U.S. Agency for Health Research and Quality. Through the National Academy, he serves on the Integration Quality Measures committee and Chairs the Workforce Committee. His books include Integrated Primary Care: The Future of Medical and Mental Health Collaboration,published by W. W. Norton and Knowledge Acquisition, written with James Brule’, published by McGraw-Hill. He is Past President of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, a national multidisciplinary organization promoting the inclusion of mental health services in medical settings and he is Editor of Families, Systems and Health, a the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare.

Dr. Alexa Connell  

Alexa Connell

Alexa Connell, Ph.D. - Ali is the Assistant Director of the Center for Integrated Primary Care. She is a psychologist and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health. She completed her undergraduate studies at Clark University in Worcester MA and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Duke University in Durham, NC. Her pre-doctoral internship in Behavioral Health was completed at the Medical University of South Carolina and she completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship in Primary Care Behavioral Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Besides her teaching and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Connell is responsible for database design and statistical consultation.

Dr. Daniel Mullin  
Mullin Daniel Mullin, Psy.D. - Dan is the Course Director of the Intensive Training in Motivational Interviewing. Dan is also an Assistant Professor in the Center for Integrated Primary Care and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He a clinician, educator, researcher, and consultant specializing in the integration of behavioral health and primary care services. Dr. Mullin maintains a clinical practice embedded in the Barre Family Health Center, a rural residency practice with Level 3 NCQA PCMH recognition. He is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and conducts research, teaches, and provides consultation related to Motivational Interviewing in healthcare settings. Dr. Mullin completed his doctorate at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, his internship in Primary Care Psychology in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his fellowship in Primary Care Family Psychology in the Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has also received extensive post-graduate training Integrated Primary Care, Quality Improvement, leadership, public health, and Motivational Interviewing.