Dr. Severe has several years of experience in healthcare, academia, leadership, and advocacy nationally and internationally. Her work focuses on health equity and early access to evidence-based care through collaboration, innovation, and technology. Dr. Severe’s clinical interests encompass Mood disorders (Depressive and Bipolar illnesses). She provides consultation and support to several Michigan Medicine primary care clinics providing mental health care to their patients.
Dr. Severe informs policy through research, action papers and communications with legislators. She is an expert member at the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI). She is also an active member of several professional organizations and has served as a consultant for the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council of International Psychiatry and co-developed the International Poster Engagement Program for the APA annual meetings.
Areas of Interest
- Bipolar Disorders
- Depressive Disorders – Treatment Resistant Depression
- Mental Health Access through Primary Care Collaborative Care and Health Technology
- Education and Health Services Research
Large randomized study of two approaches to support rural primary care providers in caring for people with PTSD or bipolar disorder shows both work.
Most opted for video, but the future of virtual mental health visits is less certain due to reimbursement.
Dr. Jennifer Severe is quoted on her research
Drs. Severe, Greden and Reddy recently published an article in FOCUS – APA.
- Public Psychiatry Fellowship, Columbia University
- Visiting Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
- Baystate Medical Center Psychiatry Residency, University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Baystate Medical Center Psychiatry Residency, Tufts University School of Medicine
- Dr. Mario Pagenel Fellowship in Global Mental Health, Partners in Health - Harvard Medical School
- State University of Haiti, MD