Richard Dougherty

Job role: 
Member type: 
Policy Maker
Service User Representative/Advocate
Brief Biography: 

Richard Dougherty is the President of DMA Health Strategies and the non-profit organization BasicNeeds US. At DMA he leads numerous strategic planning, research and change management projects for federal, state and local organizations, primarily in the US. This has included some of this countries most successful managed behavioral health initiatives. As President of BasicNeeds Inc., Dick volunteers his time and provides support for fundraising, advocacy and technical assistance to BasicNeeds project sites for people with mental illnesses in more than low income countries. He advises numerous national organizations, has published extensively, sits on several boards and received the 2011 Walter Barton Distinguished Fellow Award from The College of Behavioral Health Leadership. Dr. Dougherty went to Colgate University, the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and received his Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from Boston University.

Regions of interest: 
Middle East
North America
Maternal and neonatal health
Children and adolescents
Older adults
Families and carers
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Non-communicable diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, stroke)
Communicable diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB)
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
All disorders
United States of America

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