Helen Newton, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She also is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC School of Public Health.
Areas of Interest
Dr. Newton has formal training as a health services researcher with expertise in behavioral health treatment, access, and quality and payment reform. Her research uses multiple methods to characterize the variation in access to evidence-based behavioral health treatment and estimate the impact of payment and delivery reforms on treatment access and quality. She is particularly interested in understanding how new policies – especially new payment models – affect the organization and delivery of behavioral health treatment, including the integration of behavioral health and primary care.