MHISO

Program for Mental Health Innovation, Services and Outcomes (MHISO)

The Program for Mental Health Innovation, Services and Outcomes (MHISO) at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry is composed of a collaborative team of faculty members conducting high-impact health services research. MHISO’s mission is to optimize the care and outcomes of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions by identifying and promoting successful practices within health systems, developing and testing innovative health services interventions, and informing policy relevant to implementing evidence-based practices.  MHISO operates in close partnership with the VA Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and many MHISO faculty also have appointments with VA CCMR.

The faculty of MHISO conduct research across a broad range of content areas with particular foci in substance use, depression, PTSD, geriatric mental health, integrated care, pain, employment, and suicide.  Various methods, including pharmacoepidemiology and other observational designs, policy analysis, randomized clinical trials, patient-reported outcomes and mHealth, are utilized by MHISO faculty in their projects. Furthermore, through partnerships with key Veterans Health Administration Operations partners, CDC, and State HHS, and funding from sources including NIMH, NIDA, and the Department of Defense, MHISO is able to advance research and impact policy. Within the University of Michigan, MHISO also has key partnerships with the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and the Injury Center

 

Training Opportunities

For training opportunities, please contact Dr. Paul Pfeiffer ppfeiffe@med.umich.edu

 

Director

MHISO Faculty

Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, U-M Addiction Center
Director, Substance Abuse Program
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System

Erin E. Bonar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
U-M Addiction Center
Practicing Clinical Psychologist with U-M Addiction Treatment Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology in LS&A

Anne Fernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U-M Addiction Center
Director of Clinical Programming, U-M Addiction Treatment Services
Director of Clinical Programming, U-M Multidisciplinary Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Clinic
Clinical Psychologist, U-M Addiction Treatment Services

Mark A. Ilgen, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services
Associate Director for Adult Research, U-M Addiction Center
Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System

Donovan Maust, M.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Program
Research Scientist, Ann Arbor VA Center for Clinical Management Research

John McCarthy, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Director, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP)
Director, Data and Surveillance, Suicide Prevention Program, VA OMHSP
Investigator, VA Center for Clinical Management Research

Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Vice President for Health Sciences
Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Professor of Depression and Neurosciences

Maureen A. Walton, Ph.D., M.P.H

Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Chair for Research and Research Faculty Development
Associate Director for Child Research, U-M Addiction Center
Associate Director, Injury Prevention Center

Kara Zivin, Ph.D.

Professor
Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Affiliated Faculty

Myra Kim

Research Scientist

Kristen Abraham

Sonia Duffy

Kris Haenchen

Briana Mezuk