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Kim                            Griswold

Kim Griswold MD, MPH, RN, FAAFP

Department of Family Medicine

Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Public Health and Health Professions

Specialty/Research Focus

Family Medicine

 
Professional Summary:

My clinical practice focuses on the comprehensive care of seriously mentally ill adults, and I see patients in an integrated primary care/behavioral health clinic. I also am responsible for the hospital care of adult inpatients at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC). Additionally, I provide volunteer primary care for refugee and immigrant populations seeking asylum.

I conduct research projects related to psychiatry, cultural care and public health and am currently involved in several initiatives. One focuses on breast health education of refugee and immigrant women. It aims to increase knowledge about breast health and breast screening among clinical providers and refugee and immigrant women in Erie County. I am the medical director of a program that serves survivors of political and state-sponsored torture living in Western New York through an intensive case management and strength-based, client-centered model. The goals of the program are to increase self-sufficiency and to support survivors in their healing process. Additionally, I am a co-investigator on a project to increase the primary care workforce size, leadership potential, diversity and commitment to patient-centered medical home (PCMH) models of practice in underserved areas throughout the region, state and nation. The project goal is to create a PCMH training environment and curriculum that will develop faculty and offer medical students and health professional trainees multiple levels of experiential learning, equipping them to build and practice in medical homes while exposing them to vulnerable, underserved patient populations and positive role models.

I enjoy teaching, and I mentor pre-med and medical students. I also work with family medicine residents to provide complete inpatient management of adult patients at BGMC. I feel fortunate to have worked as a nurse and in the field of public health before going to medical school. Integrating my nursing, public health and physician experiences broadens my perspectives of how health care professionals affect individuals and communities through our health care system, which helps me prepare students and residents to care for patients in these complex, evolving environments.

I am keenly interested in preparing trainees to care for vulnerable populations such as those patients living in poverty, seeking asylum and/or recovering from trauma. With the help of an NIH grant, I collaborated with other professionals in the community to establish a cultural competency program at the medical school. This program aims to teach students how to care for patients from diverse cultural backgrounds with empathy and respect. The program has also improved access to preventive and primary services for refugees who have resettled in Western New York. Working on Buffalo’s Lower West Side with vulnerable and underserved populations has equipped me with a wealth of knowledge about caring for individuals from diverse cultures and from around the world—all of which I tap to train the next generation of family medicine physicians and students from other health care professions.

Education and Training:
  • Royal College of Physicians Educator Program (2010)
  • Delegate, Royal College of Physicians Educator Program (2008)
  • Fellowship, Co-sponsored by: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and North American Primary Care Research Group (2000)
  • Fellowship, Department of Family Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (1999)
  • Fellowship, Michigan State University (1998)
  • Residency, Family Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital, State University of New York at Buffalo (1997)
  • Internship, Family Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital, State University of New York at Buffalo (1995)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (1994)
  • MPH, Public Health, Yale University (1984)
  • AAS, Nursing, Upstate Medical Center, Honors (1977)
  • BA, Drama and English, Bard College (1972)
Employment:
  • Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo (2004-present)
  • Associate Professor and Attending Physician, SUNY at Buffalo; Buffalo General Hospital (1997-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Social and Preventative Medicine, University at Buffalo (1998–2003)
  • Interim Vice Chair for Research, University at Buffalo (2001–2002)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo (1997–1998)
Awards and Honors:
  • Gold Foundation Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • Inductee to the Richard Sarkin Memorial Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • Keynote Speaker – Transition Ceremony for Medical Students entering Clinical Clerkships, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • America’s Top Family Doctors, Consumer Research Council of America (2008)
  • Global Citizen Award (2007)
  • 2007 Health Care 50 (2007)
  • Nominee from SUNY School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for the Humanism in Medicine Award (2005)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Teaching Award (2005)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Teaching Award (2003)
  • Keynote Speaker at White Coat Ceremony, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (2003)
  • Mentorship to Medical Students Award (2001)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Teaching Award (2001)
  • Siegal Certificate for Teaching Excellence (2001)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Teaching Award (1999)
  • Siegal Teaching Award (1999)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation, New Faculty Scholar Award (1999)
  • Glaxo Wellcome Leadership Award (1997)
  • Glaxo Resident Scholar (1995)
  • Pathology Honor Society (1994)
  • Student Graduation Speaker (1994)
  • American Academy of Family Physcians Presidents Award for Excellence in Family Practice (1994)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (1994)
  • Mark A. Petrino Award for Aptitude in the Practice of Medicine (1994)
  • Gordon S. Ehrlich Award for Understanding Childhood Disease (1994)
  • Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association, Inc. (1994)

Research Expertise:
  • Behavioral Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Health System Transformation
  • Medical Education
  • Translational Research in Practice
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • September 2011–September 2016
    Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care
    Health Resources and Services Admin
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $765,239
  • September 2011–September 2016
    Residency Training in Primary Care
    Health Resources and Services Admin
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,191,435
  • June 2010–August 2011
    The Impact/Effects of an On-site Primary Care Skin Specialist in a Primary Care Specialty
    American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $7,500
  • January 2005–January 2011
    K07 - Medical Training in Diversity: Disparity Across Cultures
    NHLBI
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • January 2002–January 2006
    From Psychiatric Crisis to Primary Care
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • January 2013
    Demonstrating the Feasibility of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Primary Care
    Role: Contributor
  • The Refugee Cultural Competency Training Program
    New York State Department Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Linking Uninsured Patients with Psychiatric Problems to Primary Care
    Erie County Department of Mental Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Health Risk Assessment: Continuing Research Among Mentally Ill and Addicted Medicaid Managed Care Population
    Erie County Department of Mental Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • Needs Assessment of Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Youth in Erie County
    Erie County Department of Mental Health
    Role: Principal Investigator

Journal Articles:
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Professional Memberships:
  • Practicing Physician, UB Family Medicine at Lakeshore Behavioral Health; An integrated primary care-psychiatric clinic for adults with Serious Mental Illness – ACT Team (2014)
  • Forensic Evaluator Certification through Physicians for Human Rights; http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/asylum/ (2014)
  • Physicians for Human Rights Forensic Examination Training (2014)
  • Medical Director, WNY Center for Refugee Survivors of Trauma and Torture (2014)
  • Practicing Physician, Neighborhood Health Center, a FQHC, Buffalo, NY (2011–2013)
  • Young Leaders Advisory Group, American Board of Family Medicine; Member (2010)
  • Medical Liaison, Assertive Connection Team (ACT), Outreach to Persons in the Community with Seriously Persistent Mental Illness; Lakeshore Mental Health, Buffalo, New York (1999–2011)
  • North American Primary Research Group (1999)
  • North American Primary Research Group (1998)
  • Society of Teachers for Family Medicine (1997–2005)
  • American Medical Association (1997–1999)
  • Medical Rotation, Capital Institute of Medicine, Beijing, China (1994)
  • 1991-1993 Staff R.N.; VIVE Refugee Health Project, Buffalo, NY (1991–1993)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (1991)
  • Student Member, Medical Care Outreach Project, Kenya, Africa; Director: Dr. Richard Lee (1990)
  • Medical Education Specialist, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (1988–1990)
  • Research Assistant and Administrative Coordinator, Fellowship Program in Developmental Disabilities; Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (1985–1988)
  • Research Assistant, Research Institute on Alcoholism, Buffalo, NY (1984–1985)
  • The Radcliffe Infirmary, Department of Clinical Neurology, Oxford, England; Master's Thesis: Continuing Care of the Younger Chronic Sick in Great Britain (1982–1983)
  • Clinical Nursing; Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Operating Room Specialties, Massahcusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (1977–1982)
  • Coordinator of Student Health Services, General Medical Associates, Weston, Massachusetts (1974–1975)
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Presentations:
  • "Community Case Management Linking Patients from Psychiatric Crisis to Primary Care" International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology (2002)
  • "Continuing Research and Evaluation Linking Uninsured Patients with Psychiatric Problems to Primary Care" Gold Choice Insurance Provider Network (2001)
  • "Ethnic and Cultural Considerations of Perinatal Care for the Health Professional" Partnerships in Cooperative Innovation: Improving Women's Health, Area Health Education Center (AHEC) (2001)
  • "Linking Uninsured Patients with Psychiatric Problems to Primary Care: Is Facilitated Connections Possible?" Presentation of Preliminary Project Results, Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, Erie County Medical Center (2001)
  • "Development of Standardized Patient Cases in Depression and Panic Disorder" Office of Medical Education, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2000)
  • "Opportunities for Service - Caring for Refugees in the United States" Presentation to Students for Human Rights Organization, University at Buffalo School of Medicine (2000)
  • "Refugee Health: Challenges of Providing Care." Core Curriculum Master's Session, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine (2000)
  • "Challenges of Insuring Access and Continuity in Health Care for Minority Populations" Achieving Minority Wellness: 200 and Beyond, Minority Health Coalition, Buffalo State College (2000)
  • "Recognizing Violence: Role of the Family Physician" The Institute for the Prevention of Violence Against Women, Daemen College (2000)
  • "Making the Patient Feel at Home - Answering Bilingual and Bicultural Needs" The International Institute (1998)
  • "Role of the Family Physician in Providing Mental Health Care" Family Medicine Interest Group, SUNY at Buffalo (1998)
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Service Activities:
  • Family Medicine, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Executive; Member (2001)
  • Committee on Mental Health; North American Primary Research Group; Member (1999)
  • Medical Outreach Project/Canaan House; Halfway House for Women leaving jail/prison; Volunteer (1994–1997)
  • Canaan House; Board Member (1994–1996)
  • Co-coordinator and RN with Dr. Reid Heffner; La Clinica Suya Free medical clinic for persons without health insurance; Co-President (1989–1990)
  • VIVE Refugee Health Project/Volunteer; Volunteer (1988–1990)
  • Special Review Board; Erie County Association for Retarded Children; Board Member (1986–1988)

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Contact Information

UB Downtown Gateway
Department of Family Medicine Primary Care Research Institute
77 Goodell Street, Suite 220U
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 816-7247
Fax: (716) 845-6899
Email: griswol@buffalo.edu

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