Joseph Cerimele, MD, MPH

Public Health/Health Services

Joseph Cerimele, MD, MPH is lead developer of the Public Health and Health Services curriculum for ICTP. He completed psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2012. During his chief resident year he worked in four primary care clinics including as a psychiatrist on a Collaborative Care team, and helped implement Collaborative Care in a geriatrics primary care clinic. He then completed a two-year research fellowship in primary care psychiatry directed by Dr. Wayne Katon. He worked in Collaborative Care as a fellow and over the last two years as a faculty member. He believes that his most important work has been his research in the clinical epidemiology and characteristics of patients with bipolar disorder seeking treatment in primary care settings; over a 12-month period, as many patients with bipolar disorder receive treatment in primary care settings as in specialty mental health settings. Dr. Cerimele believes that a psychiatrist’s care helps support treatment of patients with bipolar disorder in primary care settings. In five years, he hopes to see Collaborative Care as part of usual care for patients with multiple chronic conditions or for patients with serious health problems, including serious psychiatric illnesses, treated in primary care.