Dushka Crane

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Dushka Crane, PhD, LSSBB
Director of Behavioral Health

Dr. Crane leads quality improvement programs and conducts research aimed at improving health services and outcomes. She facilitates and evaluates programs to reduce opioid use disorder, implement best practices for chronic disease, and integrate services across systems including behavioral health, primary care, child welfare, and long-term care. Recent research efforts have focused on the impact of new healthcare delivery models and use of electronic health records to support quality improvement and performance measurement. She has published in academic journals including Psychiatric Services, Academic Psychiatry, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, and Maternal and Child Health Journal

Dr. Crane earned an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and earned masters and doctoral degrees in developmental psychology from Bowling Green State University. She received certification to practice Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. She serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She previously held, over a period of fifteen years, a series of research, policy, and leadership positions with the Ohio Department of Mental Health.