Rachel Wood, PhD, Vice President of Learning Health Systems for Discovery Behavioral Health, is a licensed clinical psychologist in the behavioral health field for more than twenty years. During her time at Discovery, she has provided direct service in various levels of care including outpatient and intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs, direct clinical care for adults and adolescents in PHP RTC and children in acute inpatient. In her current position, Rachel’s focus is to leverage technology to gather evidence to improve care, access, outcomes, and long-term recovery. Rachel implemented an app for alumni to provide ongoing education and support via connection with staff members and community members.
Rachel’s programs increase the frequency and intensity of support following discharge affording real-time intervention for at risk alumni. In March 2020 Dr. Wood launched Discovery’s mobile support apps allowing alumni and families to remain connected to program staff, receive educational content on mental health and offer and receive peer support following discharge. The app is an extension of the in-person alumni programs offered by Discovery to provide a supportive community that fosters long-term recovery. Rachel received her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco. She completed the 1998 International Scholars Program at Imperial College London, England. Her dissertation was presented at the International Conference for the Psychology of Science & Technology.