Kara Zivin, Ph.D.

Marcia A. Valenstein, M.D., Collegiate Professor of Psychiatry, U-M Medical School
Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Areas of Interest

  • Predictors and consequences of depression, particularly among vulnerable populations (including elderly, people with multiple medical comorbidities, and people who face barriers accessing and adhering to depression treatment)
  • Mental health services research
  • Pharmaceutical policy


  • Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (PhD, Health Policy)
  • Harvard School of Public Health (MS, Health Policy and Management)
  • Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (MA, International Economics and Conflict Management)
  • Johns Hopkins University (BA, with honors, International Relations)

Published Articles or Reviews

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