Mary C. Acri, PhD, Assistant Professor
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Dr. Acri is an Early Stage Investigator with a background in clinical social work whose research interests focus on improving service access and the quality of mental health treatments available to inner-city, ethnically diverse children and families. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the NYU Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Principal Investigator of a NIMH-funded R21 grant entitled Examining the Implementation of a Peer-Delivered Intervention for Depression, the focus of which is to identify maternal depression and facilitate active linkages to services. She is also on the Faculty of The Center for Implementation and Dissemination Science in States for Children, Adolescents, and Families (IDEAS), which aims to advance implementation research across state systems, agencies, and providers, and Co-Investigator of NIMH-funded R01 grant, titled Improving Family-to-Family Services in Children’s Mental Health, which aims to implement an agency-level organization intervention to improve services to children and families. She recently completed work as a Co-Investigator of the Child and Family Clinic Plus (CP+) program, a New York State Office of Mental Health initiative designed to facilitate the early detection and treatment of youth at risk for mental health difficulties across New York State, and as Co-Investigator of a NIMH-funded R21 grant entitled The Bridge Program and Engagement in HIV Services, which aims to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a peer-delivered intervention upon outpatient medical service use and rates of readmissions among inner-city adults hospitalized for HIV-related illnesses.