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Alisa Busch, MD, MS

Alisa Busch, MD, MS

McLean Hospital Title:

Chief Medical Information Officer; Director, Clinical Performance Measurement & Health Services Research

Harvard Medical School Title:

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Alisa Busch, MD, MS, is a psychiatrist and mental health services researcher who is nationally recognized for her work on measuring mental health care quality in systems of care. She has served on national technical expert panels on quality measurement in usual care mental health settings for the Institute of Medicine, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), and the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).

Dr. Busch is the chief medical information officer and the director of Clinical Performance Measurement and Health Services Research at McLean Hospital. In addition to having medical oversight of McLean’s electronic medical record, she directs the Clinical Measurement Initiative (CMI). In the CMI, patients complete computerized, validated self-assessments to inform individual routine patient care and assist in program outcomes assessment and in understanding how to improve patient outcomes. Additionally, Dr. Busch is chief of the Health Services Research Division for Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health.

  • 1990 BA in English, New York University
  • 1994 MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 2000 MS in Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
  • 1994-1995 Internship in Medicine-Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • 1994-1998 Psychiatry Residency, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 1998-2000 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Policy and Management, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Board Certifications:

  • 1999, 2009 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


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Office Address:

Belmont campus - Administration, Room 106