4 behavioral health leaders on the move

Four behavioral health physicians and leaders who have stepped into new roles since June 1: 

1. PsyCorps, a traveling group of mental health professionals who travel the world to support communities affected by disastrous or traumatic events, has been invited to Ukraine by representatives in the United States.

2. John Constantino, MD, is stepping into the newly-minted role of behavioral and mental health chief at the Children's Hospital of Atlanta, effective August 1 Dr. Constantino currently serves as the chief psychiatrist at St. Louis Children's Hospital, as well as the child and adolescent psychiatry division director and Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

3. Smitta Patel, MD, a psychiatrist at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, is joining VyTrac Health's medical advisory board. Dr. Patel will advise company executives on how to improve their technology's diagnostic and therapeutic mental health treatment methods.

4. CVS Health has named Taft Parsons, III, MD, a vice president and the company's chief psychiatric officer. Dr. Parsons will lead the Aetna Medical Affairs Behavioral Health organization, CVS said. Along with his appointment, CVS Health named Deborah Fernandez-Turner, DO, to the deputy chief psychiatric officer role.

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