Expertise: Child Psychiatry, Academic Expert
Dr. Howard Liu is assistant vice chancellor for faculty development and leads strategic initiatives in faculty educational and leadership development for the Colleges of Medicine, Allied Health, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical. He also serves as the director of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, maintains a child psychiatry practice and is an associate professor of psychiatry. Dr. Liu is an expert in mental health workforce development and innovative teaching, chairs two faculty development committees and the E-Learning Steering Committee and is the past president of the Nebraska Regional Organization for child psychiatry. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, completed his residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals and completed a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital. Dr. Liu is the recipient of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Champions of Training and Workforce Development Award, has presented more than 50 peer reviewed abstracts and is a frequent speaker and consultant. He is a member of the National Advisory Council for the Clinical Scholars Program for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the program chair and councilor for the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry and co-chair of the Training and Education Committee for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Expertise: Integrated Care, Medical Education, Payment Models, Trauma
Dr. Patrick Runnels serves as medical director at the Centers for Families and Children where he helped implement one of the original 13 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grants, has overseen development of a psychiatric nurse practitioner Fellowship program and orchestrated integrated care clinics in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic and other large hospital systems.
He serves as director of the Public and Community Psychiatry Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Runnels attended medical school at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and completed his general psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Columbia University when he worked in public policy at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York State Office of Mental Health.
He is communications director for the American Association of Community Psychiatrists, served on the Council for Advocacy and Government relations, is a past Board member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Association of Mental Illness Ohio and is on the Scientific Planning Committee for the APA Institute on Psychiatric Services.