Psychiatry receives $3.9M to study student mental health

September 8, 2017  //  FOUND IN: News

The U-M Department of Psychiatry was recently awarded a $3.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for a new study titled, “Improving Student Mental Health: Adaptive Implementation of School-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.”

The trial will allow U-M researchers to study the effectiveness of different implementation strategies to improve access to evidence-based mental health care for students with depression and anxiety throughout the state of Michigan.

Amy M. Kilbourne, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the principal investigator for the study that focuses heavily on the work being done through the TRAILS program (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students), which is led by Elizabeth Koschmann, Ph.D. Other investigators on the project include James Abelson, M.D., Ph.D.; Kate Fitzgerald, M.D.; Shawna Smith, Ph.D.; Joe Himle, Ph.D.; Daniel Eisenberg, Ph.D.; and Daniel Almirall, Ph.D.

The randomized controlled trial will engage more than 200 school professionals spanning all 83 Michigan counties.

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