Jeffrey Ring, Ph.D. is a bilingual Spanish-speaking health psychologist and Principal at Health Management Associates with a focus on fostering seamless integrated health care. For nineteen years, he served as Director of Behavioral Sciences and Cultural Medicine at the Family Medicine Residency Program at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, and he holds a Clinical Professorship in Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.
His work has focused on culturally responsive and respectful care and he is the first author of the book Curriculum for Culturally Responsive Care: The Step-by-Step Guide for Cultural Competency Training. As a healthcare consultant, Dr. Ring works with clients to optimize the delivery of outstanding integrated services to patients. He currently serves as a practice coach for integrating medical practitioners into behavioral health clinics and behavioral health/nurse care manager/care coordinator teams into primary care clinics serving vulnerable, underserved and complex patients. He works with teams with an eye to enlightened leadership and team functioning, optimal workflows, data documentation and treat-to-target approaches to coordinated care, cost savings as well as attention to both the patient and practitioner experience of care.