M.S.W., University of Maryland Baltimore
B.S., University of Maryland College Park
Lisa McGarrie is a senior research associate with the Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health at the Georgia Health Policy Center. She leads the team’s policy and financing portfolio. Her expertise includes health and behavioral health systems of care, delivery system reform and integration, and program development and implementation.
McGarrie has specialized experience in children’s behavioral health systems, including financing, policy development, and evaluation of behavioral health interventions across a variety of implementation settings. At the center, she currently supports state-level efforts to strategically align financing and policy initiatives. She has also provided technical assistance to rural communities funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and the Georgia Apex Program, a school-based mental health initiative funded by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.