Warren Jay Pires
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Warren Jay Pires, LCSW

Director of Behavioral Science

MSW - Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

Jay’s passion is fostering patient-provider relationships to improve health and mental health outcomes. As the Project Director on the SAMHSA Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grant, Jay led the Institute’s initiative to promote the physical health of behavioral health patients. His work in suicide prevention included training primary care providers in Montana, Missouri, Colorado and New York and consulting on an NIH funded online patient simulation. He remains a safeTALK trainer educating staff on suicide awareness. Jay’s additional areas of focus include nicotine dependence, personality disorders, trauma and health equity. As a mental health clinician at IFH’s Family Health Center of Harlem, Jay continues to treat mental illness within diverse populations.