Supporting mental health in primary and specialty care
Our behavioral health research program is a national and local model for integrated research and practice. We collaborate in studies that guide major improvements in behavioral health care. We play a leadership role in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded Mental Health Research Network (MHRN). The MHRN is developing a model for learning health care organizations and networks by developing strong relationships with other care systems.
Areas of focus include:
- Predicting and preventing suicide
- Evaluating smartphone apps for people with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder
- Guiding primary care in the treatment of opioid use disorder
- Improving depression care in primary care
- Other medical conditions for patients with serious mental illness
- Stephanie A. Hooker, PhD, MPH, MS
- Kate Miley, PhD, CNP, PMHNP-BC
- Rebecca Rossom, MD, MS
- Leif I. Solberg, MD
MAP to Health physical activity study
Research has shown that people who have a stronger sense of meaning or purpose live longer and are less likely to have heart attacks or develop chronic diseases. This pilot study uses a personalized text-based program designed to help people be more physically active. A brief assessment is used to determine which physical activities participants enjoy and what things they find meaningful. Participants create a physical activities calendar and receive personalized text messages based on their motivations, to help increase their physical activity.