Antoine Bailliard
Associate Professor in 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

Life After Stroke: A Sensory Health Initiative
  • July 2022 - June 2023
  • Project description: This project team will partner with expert stakeholders, including adults post-  stroke, caregivers, clinicians and researchers to address two related aims: (1) Identify the critical  sensory health needs of adults post-stroke and specific knowledge gaps. For priority topics of interest, team members will perform and publish scoping reviews of the literature and develop and disseminate resources to the public; and (2) identify research questions and study protocols to explore the impact of the identified sensory health needs on the recovery and participation in meaningful activities of daily living. The team will develop a grant proposal to fund the study protocols.  The long-term goal is to develop interventions and materials that support and ultimately improve the sensory health of stroke survivors.           
  • Project Funding: Bass Connections, Duke University
  • Project Budget: $25,000
  • Project Period: 07/01/2022 – 06/30/2023
  • Role: Project Team Leader


Sep 2018 – Present

  • Project description: This project connects 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

Homeless Outreach Behavioral Scale (HOBS)
  • 2019 - Present 
  • Project description: In partnership with the LA County Department of Mental Health and UCLA, we used semi-structured interviews with homeless outreach teams to develop the HOBS to assist teams in identifying candidates for a specialized team targeting individual who are homeless and with severe mental illness. We are in the process of validating the scale and testing it for feasibility and acceptability. We are also developing training materials and a manual.
  • Project Funding: Consultant contract with UCLA
  • Role: Consultant and investigator

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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