Disrupting eating disorder care: How Optum Behavioral Health and Equip are delivering high-quality, scalable, affordable eating disorder care
Co-Founder & CEO, Equip
Kristina Saffran is the cofounder and CEO of Equip Behavioral Health, a novel eating disorder treatment program giving families the tools they need to confidently recover at home. At 15 years old, in her own recovery from anorexia, Kristina founded Project HEAL, now the leading grassroots eating disorder non-profit in the US providing treatment access and recovery support to people struggling with eating disorders, with 40 chapters across the US. Kristina is an Ashoka Fellow, a Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneur, and a Facebook Community Leadership Fellow, and graduated from Harvard College with a bachelors degree in psychology in May 2014.
Erin Parks, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and neuroimaging researcher who is passionate about making scientific research accessible to everyone. Dr. Parks spent a decade using neuroimaging tools to study brain plasticity and development before she began specialized clinical training in eating disorder treatment. Dr. Parks graduated from Northwestern University and UCSD/SDSU’s Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology before completing her internship at UC San Francisco and then taking a post-doctoral fellowship at the UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center.Dr. Parks has served as a psychologist in their Adolescent Clinic and inpatient medical behavioral unit, as a manager in their Adult Clinic and Pediatric Clinic, and as a co-lead in their world-renowned one-week intensive programs. Currently serving as the Director of Outreach and Admission, Dr. Parks combines her clinical experience and research knowledge to help the public be better-informed consumers of mental health services.
Dr. Rosenzweig is Chief Medical Officer with Optum and has served in this function since July 2017. Prior to this he served in the role of senior medical director and oversaw the clinical administration of behavioral benefits for many large national customers. In addition, he has functioned as Optum® National SUD clinical lead since 2012. He has helped develop programs aimed to improve access to quality, evidence-based care for people with substance use disorders, in particular those most impacted by the opioid epidemic.Dr. Rosenzweig has over 20 years of industry experience in behavioral managed care. He has focused his efforts on helping develop customized solutions for employees in the areas of mood disorders and substance use. He has clinical expertise in the area of occupational psychiatry and how to address psychiatric disability in the workplace.Martin is board-certified in psychiatry and a clinical associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his work with Optum, he maintains a role in active clinical practice focused on the treatment of individuals with mood disorders and other psychiatric disorders. He is a Graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa and completed his residency and psychiatric residency at Pennsylvania hospital and his fellowship in psychopharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Founder & Host, Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Summit
Solome Tibebu is a behavioral health technology strategist passionate about health equity and access. Solome leads The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health, a collaborative fund seeded by Melinda Gates' Pivotal Ventures and other private family offices. Solome is also the host of the Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech summit. Prior to consulting various stakeholders on all things behavioral health technology, Solome worked in corporate development, venture capital, behavioral health EHR software, ran a mental health tech startup, founded AnxietyInTeens.org, and has been developing healthcare startup communities since 2012. Solome is an advisor or board director to several behavioral health companies and national nonprofits.
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