Academic Focus

The Triple Board program at Utah is striving to produce leaders in the field of mental health integration. Since 2016, residents have been embedded in collaborative care clinics within primary care and subspecialty care throughout their five years of training, with the goal of becoming experts in cross-disciplinary care and communication for children and adults with mental illness in the community. 

Scholarly Activities

Over the years, our residents have pursued a variety of academic interests within the three specialties. Part of our training is geared towards developing an expertise in a specific area of practice, and, ideally, this process develops over the five years of training. Past residents have become local and national experts in child abuse, infant mental health, legal partnerships, and underserved care.

Publications & Conferences

Our residents have presented posters, published letters, articles and chapters, and have participated in national committees as a way to enhance their experiences in a particular academic interest. Furthermore, many of our residents have received grants that have enhanced their ability to explore different areas of pediatrics and psychiatry.


To help facilitate the development of an academic area of interest and career development, residents choose academic mentors with whom they meet at least biannually to help guide their selective and elective choices and discuss their scholarly interests.

Research Seminar

In addition, we have an ongoing research seminar, led by our Vice Chairman of Education, Dr. Gray, to help guide our residents’ scholarly projects. 


Kristi Kleinschmit, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Program Director, Triple Board Residency
Program Director, Child & Adolescent Training Program


Training Program Coordinator
Jessie Skriner
Phone: 801-587-3543