BA, Florida State University
MD, Medical University of South Carolina
Michael Allen, MD, is best known for his work in agitation, suicide and emergency services. He sees patients at the Johnson Depression Center but also serves as medical director for Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, the state-wide hotline. He is a co-investigator for the National Institute for Mental Health Emergency Department Safety and Follow-up Evaluation study (ED SAFE) and a Military Operational Medicine Research Program study of suicide screening in military primary care settings (PRISM).
He has served as president of the American Association and vice president of the International Association for Emergency Psychiatry, chair of the Am Psychiatric Assoc Task Force on Psychiatric Emergency Services, and member of the American College of Emergency Physicians clinical policy committee. He has contributed to numerous national and international guidelines including the Expert Consensus Guideline for Bipolar Disorder. As a member of the Colorado Suicide Prevention Commission, he is currently leading the effort to implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention in Colorado.
He has served on the faculty at Cornell Medical School, NYU School of Medicine and is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is board certified in psychiatry with added qualifications in addictions and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.