Dennis P. Morrison, Ph.D.

Dennis P. Morrison, Ph.D.Dr. Dennis Morrison is a private consultant providing services in the behavioral health information field. He served as the Chief Clinical Officer for Netsmart Technologies, the largest US provider of electronic health records and related technologies in the behavioral health, social services and post-acute care markets from 2012 through 2017. In this role, he provided internal clinical guidance throughout Netsmart about clinical workflows, psychometrics and leadership. This role required demonstration of industry thought leadership in the form of white papers, webinars and conference presentations. From 2008-2012, he served as CEO of Centerstone Research Institute (CRI). CRI was new company created to manage the clinical research and information technology needs of four merged mental health treatment organizations creating a $120M multistate provider organization (Centerstone) serving 70,000 consumers per year. CRI was recognized in IBM’s Smarter Planet Series and won the Best Practices Award from TDWI (Transforming Data with Intelligence) for Leading Innovations in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. As of 2008, CRI had secured approximately $58M in funding for primary research of behavioral health disorders and related topics.

From 1995-2008, Dr. Morrison was the CEO of one of the merger partners that created Centerstone called Center for Behavioral Health (CBH). Under his leadership, CBH won the Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Ernest A. Codman Award for excellence in the use of outcomes measurement and the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Nicholas E. Davies Award for Excellence in the implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR). CBH is still the only organization in the world to have won both awards.

Academically, Dr. Morrison holds two Masters degrees in Psychology and Exercise Physiology from Ball State University. His doctorate is in Counseling Psychology also from Ball State University.  He is a prolific author, frequent presenter (including a TEDx talk) and co-inventor on a patent for a behavioral healthcare outcomes software product. He serves on several academic, non-profit and international boards. He served in the United States Navy as an Aerospace Physiologist training, among others, members of TOPGUN in the physiological hazards of flight and land and water survival. He is a licensed, instrument-rated private pilot.