Michele Pollock, BA, LMSW, Senior Research Coordinator
Michele Pollock is a Senior Research Coordinator at the IDEAS Center. She holds a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University with a concentration in research. Michele works on the Family to Family Services in Children's Mental Health study, which is investigating family support services and the role of Family Peer Advocates in Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Programs. For this project, she assists and supervises Center Research Assistants in the analysis of qualitative data, using Atlas.ti software. In addition to her work as a Senior Research Coordinator, Michele works with Dr. Thomas Smith to interview adults with serious mental illness about service utilization, including how and why they make decisions to start or stop receiving mental health services; she has also interviewed clinicians at outpatient clinic programs in NYC about engagement strategies for adults with SMI. Michele also works as a Liaison Coordinator on an OMH funded grant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care Project (CAP-PC), in which she is the first-line clinical contact for primary care doctors and their staff requesting consultation from a child psychiatrist. She provides linkage and referral services to primary care physicians requesting guidance for patients and families in their practices who would benefit from mental health treatment.