Nelly Burdette, PsyD

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Nelly Burdette

About Me

Senior Integrated Behavioral Health Program Leader

Dr. Nelly Burdette has 15 years of experience within integrated behavioral health clinical and leadership roles. She has created, implemented, led, and shown sustainability of integrated care programs at federally qualified health centers, community mental health centers, and the Veteran’s Administration for pediatric, family medicine and adult populations. Ranging from positions in senior leadership to providing clinical services embedded within medical practices, she has provided integrated behavioral health training and supervision to interdisciplinary medical teams. In her current roles, Dr. Burdette is the Associate Vice President of Integrated Behavioral Health at Providence Community Health Centers, the largest federally qualified health center in Rhode Island and serves in both a leadership and clinical role. She also serves as the Senior Director of Integrated Behavioral Health for the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC-RI), a multi-disciplinary, multi-payor collaborative seeking to transform primary care in the State and is convened by the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner and EOHHS. In her CTC-RI role for the past 6 years, Dr. Burdette provides IBH leadership for the State, while also creating and publishing the first of its’ kind virtual self-paced training for IBH Practice Facilitators. Dr. Nelly Burdette received her doctorate degree in Health Psychology from Spalding University and completed her internship at Cherokee Health Systems, focusing on behavioral health services within a primary care safety net population. Her post-doctorate was completed at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Primary Care Psychology.

Our Mission

The mission of CTC-RI is to support the continuing transformation of primary care in Rhode Island as the foundation of an ever-improving integrated, accessible, affordable, and equitable health care system.  CTC-RI brings together critical stakeholders to implement, evaluate and spread effective multi-payer models to deliver, pay for and sustain high-quality, comprehensive, accountable primary care.