VA Mental Health Service

The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Psychiatry program is an integral part of the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Together the departments host an internationally recognized faculty known for their contributions to the study of depression, stress and anxiety disorders, as well as other psychiatric disorders. The program is a leader in the translation of research from the "bench-top-to-the-clinician."

Important goals of the program include providing the highest quality psychiatric care to eligible veterans, conducting state-of-the-art basic and clinical psychiatric research relevant to veterans, and providing excellent training to the next generation of mental health clinicians and researchers.

The Psychiatry program has a broad range of general and specialized clinical programs. It's active laboratory research programs in the Trauma and Stress and Anxiety Research Laboratory, Health Service Research and Development, and Laboratory of Affective Neuropharmacology have produced internationally recognized work and are considered leaders in the area. VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System's Psychiatry program is a training site for the University of Michigan Residency Training Program, VA Psychology Training Program, and associated programs for Nursing and Social Work.

Outpatient Services

  • Mental Health Clinic (MHC)

  • Substance Abuse Clinic (SAC)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT)

  • High Intensity Outpatient Program/Partial Hospital (HIOT)

  • Mental Health Intensive Case Management/ACT-based program (MHICM)

  • Geropsychiatry Clinic

  • Primary Care - Psychiatry program

  • Returning Veterans Program

  • Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program (HCHV)


Inpatient Services

  • 18 bed Acute Inpatient Psychiatry Unit

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) program

  • Consultation/Liaison Program



VA Team

Psychiatry Faculty

Nicholas Bowersox, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor, Clinical Track, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School
Director, QUERI Center for Evaluation and Implementation Resources (CEIR)
Investigator, VA Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center (SMITREC)
Training Director, SMITREC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Todd Favorite, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, and Mary A. Rackham Institute

Avinash Hosanagar, M.D.

Psychiatrist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Clinical Associate Professor, Michigan Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Clayton Nelson, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Chief of Community Outreach, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Clinical Psychologist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Local Recovery Coordinator, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Jamie Winters, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Director for Veterans Affairs, U-M Addiction Center

2215 Fuller Rd

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(734) 845-3414