Farah Elsiss has an MS in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn where I explored stress and positive affect within the work environment and their impact on the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. She is also a licensed master’s level psychologist in the state of Michigan. Currently, she is a project manager at the Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research at Henry Ford Health. In that role, she manages implementation projects including a multi-site, NIH funded pragmatic substance use prevention trial as well as several system-initiated programs aimed at extending access to behavioral health services by leveraging technology-based approaches for substance use and mood disorders in Women’s Health. She also works alongside a team of otolaryngologists, scientists, and biostatisticians to implement and evaluate an electronic patient-reported outcome (PRO) measurement platform to reduce treatment fragmentation and improve outcomes in patients with cancer.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors-biking, kayaking, hiking, and nature photography!
Areas of Interest
She is interested in understanding the applications of learning health system frameworks in implementing innovative, sustainable, and evidence-based behavioral health services for patients with chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, transplantation, and cancer. She is interested in promoting these services within the context of patient-centered, equitable healthcare access.