Meaghan Flaherty Dupuis, LMHC, a mental health clinician with 13+ years of clinical experience within the correctional health care field, provides executive oversight for the Health & Criminal Justice program. She also oversees operations for the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health, an academic community focused on correctional health care that is supported by Commonwealth Medicine, and its Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health. Dupuis is currently involved in the effort to establish specialized behavioral health services for justice-involved Massachusetts Medicaid members with serious mental health and addiction needs, with goals of saving lives, increasing engagement in treatment, and reducing recidivism. Her work involves training Navigators to effectively work with this population to support their community needs.
Before coming to Commonwealth Medicine, Dupuis held a variety of administrative and clinical roles at Wellpath and Centurion Managed Care, working at several Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) sites. Her work was focused on ensuring that staff were appropriately trained and working ethically with the inmates they served. She has extensive experience in policy development and compliance. A large part of her work with the DOC focused on response and management of traumatic events from a clinical perspective.
Dupuis earned her master’s degree in counseling psychology and bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College. She is an accomplished presenter and has trained staff on suicide prevention and intervention as well as debriefing after traumatic events.