I am interested in the dissemination and implementation of innovative interventions for persons with multiple morbidities – mental illness, substance abuse, and chronic physical health problems. My research interests also include disparities in access to high-quality services for mental health and substance abuse disorders in the US, and internationally.
Current Research Projects
At UNC Chapel Hill, I am working with Paula Song and Marisa Domino on a study on the impact of an Accountable Care Organization on care coordination for children with disabilities. At Duke University, I am working with Jeffrey Swanson, Marvin Swartz, and Allison Robertson, on studies of firearms policy and mental health; and implementation of psychiatric advance directives.
2015 Ph.D, Public Health (emphasis, Sociology and Organizational Studies), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2001 BA, History, North Carolina State University
Selected Previous Employment
Associate in Research, Duke University, Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, Duke Global Health Institute, 2015-present.
Senior Research Fellow. Duke University, Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, Duke Global Health Institute, 2009-2015.
Associate in Research. Duke University, Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, Duke Global Health Institute, 2006-2008.
Director, Information Technology Sector, Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, Duke Global Health Institute, 2003-2006.
Publications and Reports
Shea CM, Belden CM. Champions of health information technology implementation: A systematic literature review (Under review).
Song PH, Belden CM, Shea CM, Reiter KL, Fisher E. The business case for peer support. White paper presented to American Academy of Family Physicians Peers for Progress Program. March 2015.
Lee SD, Weiner BJ, Harrison M, Belden CM. Organizational transformation: A systematic review of empirical research in health care and other industries. Medical Care Research and Review. 2013 Apr; 70(2):115-142.
Shea CM, Weiner BJ, Belden CM. Using latent class analysis to identify sophistication categories of electronic medical record systems in US acute care hospitals. Social Science Computer Review. 2013 Apr; 13(2):208-220.
Weiner BJ, Belden CM, Bergmire DM, Johnston M. The meaning and measurement of implementation climate. Implementation Science. 2011 Jul; 6(1):78-90.
Belden CM, Proeschold-Bell RJ. A comparison of the adoption of electronic health records in North Carolina and South Carolina HIV systems. Southern Medical Journal. 2010 Nov; 103(11):1115-1118.
Proeschold-Bell RJ, Belden CM, Parnell H, Cohen S, Cromwell M, & Lombard FM. Randomized controlled trial of health information exchange between HIV institutions, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2010 Nov;16(6):521-528.
Flores B, Proeschold-Bell RJ, Barton B, Belden CM, & Lombard FM. Provider reports on changes and barriers to changes in HIV-HCV co-infection practices, Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services. 2010;9(1):27-44.
Belden CM, Lombard FM, Despard M. A Practical guide for adopting an electronic health record system: Lessons from two Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS). White paper presented to Health Resources and Services Administration. May 2007.
Despard M, Belden CM, Lombard FM. The Use of information technology to improve HIV care and service provision in North Carolina: Lessons from two Special Projects of National Significance: White paper presented to the North Carolina HIV/STD Prevention & Care Branch. May, 2007.
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. CB#7590
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7590
Services Effectiveness Research Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine
Brightleaf Square Suite 23A
905 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27710