Dr. McClendon will lead the medical affairs function with focus on increasing the reach of Big Health’s mental health solutions
McClendon is a clinical psychologist with expertise in the research and treatment of mood, anxiety and personality disorders. She is a nationally-known expert on racial and ethnic health disparities and has worked extensively to address the impact of stress and trauma on the mental and physical health of people of color. Prior to joining Big Health, McClendon served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and a psychologist at the National Center for PTSD in the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System.
“Juliette is a clinical leader and recognized authority on mental health disparities and racial inequities,” said Jenna Carl, Ph.D., Vice President of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at Big Health. “Her insights into improving relevance, engagement, and closing treatment gaps among underserved populations will be crucial as we put in place strategies to better support these communities.”
“My role at Big Health offers me the opportunity to have a rapid, large-scale impact on the mental health of individuals and to advance the company’s commitment to bringing millions back to good mental health,” said McClendon. “I join Big Health in its commitment to expanding treatment options and improving outcomes with affordable, accessible, and culturally relevant mental health solutions.”
In 2020, McClendon was honored as a Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). McClendon holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard University and a master’s and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in Clinical Psychology, with a focus on racial and ethnic health disparities.
On May 4th, McClendon will be speaking about the inequity in mental health care at the Business Group on Health’s Annual Conference alongside Peter Hames, Big Health’s CEO and Co-Founder, and Jae Kuller, Delta Air Line’s General Manager of Global Health and Wellbeing.
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