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: Disaster Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry, Community Mental Health, Rural Psychiatry, Organizational Psychiatry, Integrated Care, Telepsychiatry, Veterans Issues
Dr. Ng is a board-certified psychiatrist and is the chief medical officer at Acadia Hospital and Chief of Psychiatry at Eastern Maine Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of Health.
He is a past President of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry as well as being a member of the board of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. He has a lengthy history of involvement and advocacy in community mental health issues. He has extensive experience in the area of primary care and mental health, cross cultural issues, community system issues, substance abuse and homeless issues. He is also involved in community mental health, emergency psychiatry and disaster mental health. He was the former chairperson for the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Multicultural Advisory Committee, which advised the Commissioner of Mental Health on issues of cultural competency within the OMH system.
Dr. Ng completed his psychiatry residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital and an additional year of training as a Public Psychiatry Fellow at Columbia/Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Ng was the director of the Primary Care Consultation-Liaison Service at Gouverneur Hospital in New York City and later, one of the associate medical directors of Project Renewal, Inc, a non-profit agency that works with the homeless with mental illness and substance abuse in New York City. Dr. Ng had also worked with Project HELP, a homeless outreach team in New York City.
Expertise: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatrics
Dr. Karen Ann Hendrix Rhea is chief medical officer and represents internal and external behavioral and psychiatric health services for Centerstone of Tennessee, a community mental health with focus on those with severe mental illness. She is especially interested in integration of behavioral and physical health care at the organizational level. She is the psychiatrist member of the TennCare Pharmacy Advisory Committee, a member of the national Behavioral Health Subcommittee and the national Behavioral Health Pharmacy Subcommittee for Anthem (Wellpoint). She has also served on state committees on child welfare and adult and child mental health and provider groups for managed care insurance companies in Tennessee. Dr. Rhea received her MD degree with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics. She returned to do a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, a research fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry and a residency in general psychiatry. Dr. Rhea is triple-boarded in pediatrics, general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. She is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt School of Medicine, a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, secretary of Tennessee Chapter of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, a member of American Osteopathic Association and a National Association of Mental Illness-Exemplary Psychiatrist.