Dr. Marci Reiss:
Dr. Marci Reiss is the Founder & President of the IBD Support Foundation, a non-profit healthcare foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and their families through psychosocial support, education and research.
Dr. Reiss is a pioneer in integrated care, having developed the first model at the Pediatric IBD Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in 2003. She has developed 7 of the 11 integrated IBD centers across the United States, including at the Mayo Clinic, Vanderbilt University, University of Maryland Baltimore and University of California San Diego.
She is also the Chief Executive Officer of SupportedPatientTM, a healthcare technology company that facilitates integrated care into different practice settings.
Throughout her career, Dr. Reiss has passionately pursued efforts to reduce the negative psychological, emotional and social impact that illness has on patients and their families. Dr. Reiss lectures internationally about the impact of chronic disease on patients and their families and the importance of behavioral health integration. She regularly consults with hospitals and health systems internationally to assist them in the creation, development and maintenance of comprehensive integrated programs and centers of excellence.
Dr. Reiss received her BS in Biology from the University of Toronto, her Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University and her Doctorate in Social Work from University of Southern California. Her research focuses on the changes in patient outcomes between patients who receive behavioral health support and those who receive care as usual.