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CMI Team


Steven Cole, MD, MA

Dr. Cole is Professor of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University Medical Center and Head of the Division of Medical and Geriatric Psychiatry. Trained at Harvard, Duke, and the University of North Carolina, his work focuses on the clinical integration of psychological, biological and social variables in overall health and illness. Research supporting his self-management and health/wellness coaching tool, Brief Action Planning (B.A.P.), (formerly known as UB-PAP) was presented at the First International Conference on Motivational Interviewing in Interlaken Switzerland (June 2008) and the Institute for Psychiatric Services (New York, 2009).
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Mary Cole, FNP-BC



Damara Gutnick, MD

Director of Quality Improvement
Co-Author and Co-Director of Certification at Comprehensive Motivational Interventions, Dr. Gutnick’s expertise includes: redesigning health systems for collaborative chronic disease management in preparation of transition to the medical home, training health care professionals in motivational interviewing, collaborative care, chronic disease management and care transitions. Dr. Gutnick has presented her work at multiple national conferences including ACP, SGIM and IHI.