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Gregory Harris, MD, MPH, DLFAPA, CHIE

Senior Medical Director, Mental Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Dr. Harris is a board-certified adult Psychiatrist with a master’s in public health and over 30 years of practice as an outpatient psychiatrist in primary care, home care and office—based settings. Dr. Harris started his career in integrated primary care and home care practices at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and was an early adopter of technology and measurement-based care in clinical practice.

He has been active in organized medicine since residency, advocating for parity of mental health and substance use coverage under commercial health insurance. He has given expert testimony to state and federal regulators and legislators. Dr. Harris is a Past President of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is currently a Representative to the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Update Committee. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association's Workgroup on Measurement-Based Care and past Chair of the Committee on RBRVS, Coding and Reimbursement. He also a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on the Quality of Medical Practice and is a past Chair of the Committee on Interspecialty. He teaches a public health course on health policy to fourth year Harvard Beth Israel Deaconess Psychiatry residents. In 2016, Dr. Harris transitioned from his full-time clinical practice to work as a Medical Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Dr. Harris continues to see psychiatry patients in a part-time clinical practice and is currently the Senior Medical Director for Mental Health at BCBSMA.