Elizabeth Mackey, LMSW

Lead Implementation Specialist

DMH + UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership


Elizabeth Mackey earned her BS in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2005, with a focus in alcohol use risk reduction research. She joined the University of Washington, Seattle’s (UW) Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute as a research coordinator in 2005, concurrently earning a MSW degree in clinical/contextual practice from UW in 2008. Following MSW completion, Elizabeth joined UW’s Harborview Medical Center as a clinical interventionist and research coordinator on a psychiatry clinical trial investigating pharmacotherapy, cognitive behavioral and prolonged exposure therapies, and motivational interviewing within a collaborative stepped care model for traumatically injured individuals. In 2012, Elizabeth joined Community Access (CA), a NYC Housing First and community mental health non-profit, conducting harm reduction-oriented clinical practice and training, including MSW student field instruction, along with managing a transitional supportive housing program. She then transitioned to a role as director of care coordination in 2016, starting up and building out a mobile care coordination program serving NYC Medicaid recipients with mental illness and chronic health conditions. Elizabeth joined DMH + UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership (PMHP) in 2019. She is passionate about addressing disparities in access to and service provision of quality health and mental health care from both systems and clinical perspectives. Elizabeth specializes in training utilization of anti-stigma, trauma informed, and harm reduction approaches with consideration of health outcomes/economics. Within PMHP, Elizabeth operates as Lead Implementation Specialist, assessing training needs, and designing and implementing training and capacity building opportunities in Full Service Partnership (FSP) programs throughout Los Angeles County.

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