Dr. Nicholas Carson is Medical Director for child and adolescent outpatient psychiatry services at the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). He is also a Clinical Research Associate at the CHA Health Equity Research Lab and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His CHA Gold Innovation fellowship aims to involve patients and families in the design and implementation of child psychiatry integrated care at CHA. As a disparities investigator, Dr. Carson’s research has identified innovations in mental health services for adults and youth, and he has developed specific expertise in cross-cultural service delivery and patient-centered activation strategies. He is chair of the Quality Improvement committee for the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at CHA. He teaches clinical scholarship, psychiatric evaluation, and psychopharmacology to child psychiatry fellows. All of his clinical, research, and teaching experiences have taught him the importance of shared decision making with families as a key component of high quality mental health care.