Antoine Bailliard
Instructor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Antoine Bailliard is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy. He earned an M.S. in Occupational Therapy and a PhD in Occupational Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on exploring how sensory processing patterns affect community integration and participation in meaningful occupations. His community-engaged scholarship focuses on improving the delivery of community-based services for adults with serious mental illness. His theoretical work focuses on expanding understandings of occupational justice to enhance inclusion and understandings of how sensory processing patterns affect meaningful participation. Dr. Bailliard uses participatory methods to partner with people with lived experience with mental illness to design and implement research activities and in the development of tools and programs that improve the health, wellbeing, meaningful participation, and community integration of persons with serious mental illness. Dr. Bailliard’s clinical experience spans from working in acute inpatient mental health, chronic inpatient mental health, and community-based mental health settings. Currently, Dr. Bailliard is Co-Principal Investigator of a 5-year $2.4 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to design an innovative assertive outreach team to meet the needs of adults with serious mental illness who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  Dr. Bailliard is also a consultant for the Public Mental Health Partnership between the L.A. County Department of Mental Health and UCLA. He is also a consultant and trainer for the Institute for Best Practices at the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Current Research Interests

  • HomeLink

    Sep 2018 – Present

    Project description: This project will connect participants to: (1) stable and affordable housing; (2) enhanced psychosocial rehabilitation targeting independent living skills necessary to maintain stable housing; and (3) enrollment resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and mainstream benefits (e.g. Supplemental Security Income)/Social Security Disability Insurance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, etc.). We will accomplish these aims by creating a HomeLink team comprised of an Occupational Therapist (OT), Social Worker, Employment and Housing Specialist, and a Peer Support Specialist. The team will combine a variety of evidence-based practices (e.g., Housing First, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery, etc.) to provide direct services and coordinate comprehensive case management with local mental health service providers to serve individuals who are chronically homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
    Project Funding: SAMHSA (Grant #: 1H79SM080750-01)
    Project Budget: $2,411,155
    Project Period: 09/30/2018 – 09/29/2023
    Role: Co-Project Director

  • Relationship between the interoceptive ability and participation in meaningful activities of adults with psychotic disorders

    Jan 2021 – Present

    Project description: This mixed methods study uses the MAIA (to measure interoceptive ability), the POPS (to measure participation in meaningful activity) and the MoCA (to control for cognitive ability) to explore the relationship between interoceptive ability and participation in meaningful activity for adults with psychotic disorders. From the quantitative sample (N=50), we will recruit a cohort of 9 participants according to their scores on the MAIA (3 high, 3 moderate, 3 low). We will conduct semistructured interviews and use a diary to explore how participants relate their interoception to their participation. 

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