Ken Duckworth, MD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

MD, Temple University School of Medicine
BA, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Ken Duckworth, MD, serves as the medical director for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is triple board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child and Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry and has extensive experience in the public health arena.

Dr. Duckworth is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard University Medical School and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, and he has served as a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. Dr. Duckworth has held clinical and leadership positions in community mental health, school psychiatry and now also works as Associate Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

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  1. Susperreguy MI, Davis-Kean PE, Duckworth K, Chen M. Self-Concept Predicts Academic Achievement Across Levels of the Achievement Distribution: Domain Specificity for Math and Reading. Child Dev. 2018 11; 89(6):2196-2214. PMID: 28925044; DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12924;
  2. Stuart EA, Huskamp HA, Duckworth K, Simmons J, Song Z, Chernew M, Barry CL. Using propensity scores in difference-in-differences models to estimate the effects of a policy change. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol. 2014 Dec 01; 14(4):166-182. PMID: 25530705; PMCID: PMC4267761; DOI: 10.1007/s10742-014-0123-z;
  3. Goff DC, Cather C, Evins AE, Henderson DC, Freudenreich O, Copeland PM, Bierer M, Duckworth K, Sacks FM. Medical morbidity and mortality in schizophrenia: guidelines for psychiatrists. J Clin Psychiatry. 2005 Feb; 66(2):183-94; quiz 147, 273-4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 15705003
  4. Bachman SS, Duckworth K. Consensus building for the development of service infrastructure for people with dual diagnosis. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2003 Jan; 30(3):255-66.View Related Profiles. PMID: 12854680
  5. Digital Technology Use Among Individuals with Schizophrenia: Results of an Online Survey. JMIR Ment Health. 2016 May 04; 3(2):e15. PMID: 27146094; PMCID: PMC4871994; DOI: 10.2196/mental.5379;
  6. Pseudo-ADHD in a case of first-episode schizophrenia: diagnostic and treatment challenges. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2012 Nov-Dec; 20(6):309-17. PMID: 23216068; DOI: 10.3109/10673229.2012.747783;
  7. Effects of Global Payment and Accountable Care on Tobacco Cessation Service Use: An Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Oct; 31(10):1134-40. PMID: 27177915; PMCID: PMC5023596; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-016-3718-y;
  8. Schizophrenia--time to commit to policy change. Schizophr Bull. 2014 Apr; 40 Suppl 3:S165-94. PMID: 24778411; PMCID: PMC4002061; DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbu006;
  9. Voting behavior and attitudes of chronic mentally ill outpatients. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1994 Jun; 45(6):608-9. PMID: 8088745
  10. Lost time, found hope and sorrow: the search for self, connection, and purpose during "awakenings" on the new antipsychotics. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 1997 Nov-Dec; 5(4):227-33. PMID: 9427015
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2014 Massachusetts Association for Mental Health: Drew Foley Award
2011 American Psychiatric Association: Presidential Patient Advocacy Award
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society: Clinical Excellence Award
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