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Alexis French

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry
2608 Erwin Rd., Suite 300, Durham, NC 27705

Selected Publications


Describing Perspectives of Telehealth and the Impact on Equity in Access to Health Care from Community and Provider Perspectives: A Multimethod Analysis.

Journal Article Telemed J E Health · January 2024 Introduction: The rapid adoption of telehealth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic provided the opportunity to examine perceptions of health care access and use of telehealth for delivery of effective and equitable care in low-income and historically marg ... Full text Link to item Cite

Telehealth Utilization Among Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries in North Carolina with Behavioral Health Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Journal Article J Racial Ethn Health Disparities · August 16, 2023 OBJECTIVE: We examined factors associated with telehealth utilization during COVID-19 among adult Medicaid beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SETTING: NC Medicaid 2019-2021 beneficiary and claims data. STUDY DESIGN: Thi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Use of North Carolina Medicaid Collaborative Care Billing Codes After Statewide Approval for Reimbursement.

Journal Article Psychiatr Serv · December 1, 2022 Effective October 2018, North Carolina Medicaid approved reimbursement for collaborative care model (CoCM) billing codes. From October 2018 through December 2019, only 915 of the estimated two million eligible Medicaid beneficiaries had at least one CoCM c ... Full text Link to item Cite

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Psychotropic Prescription Receipt Among Pediatric Patients Enrolled in North Carolina Medicaid.

Journal Article Psychiatr Serv · December 1, 2022 OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to examine racial-ethnic differences in filled psychotropic prescriptions among a pediatric Medicaid population. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included patients ages 0-21 with at least one North Carolina Medicaid cla ... Full text Link to item Cite

Inequities in Receipt of the North Carolina Medicaid Waiver Among Individuals with Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Journal Article J Dev Behav Pediatr · September 1, 2022 OBJECTIVE: We examined characteristics associated with receiving the North Carolina Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs) and its association with emergency department (ED) utilization. METHOD: Thr ... Full text Link to item Cite