Dr. Bradford's clinical and administrative work, research, and teaching is all in the area of mental health services for individuals with serious mental illnesses, particularly psychotic disorders. Since 2012, he has served as the National Director of Intensive Case Management Services for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. In this role, he is responsible for policy development and oversight of over 170 assertive community treatment-based clinical teams serving approximately 15,000 Veterans annually. In 2020, he was the primary author on the first VA national directive on early episode psychosis and currently co-leads this national initiative. In his clinical role at Durham VA Medical Center, he is the Division Chief for Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Services, which provides a broad array of evidence-based treatment for individuals with serious mental illnesses.
Dr. Bradford is board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a 2013 recipient of an Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Education and Training
- Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2003 - 2005
- Research Fellow in Psychiatry, Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, 2002 - 2003
- General Psychiatry Residency, Psychiatry, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1999 - 2002
- M.P.H., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2004
- M.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1998