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Clinical Epidemiology Research Program

Overview

This program includes epidemiologic studies of mental disorders in clinical settings, that is, the distribution of treatments and services in a population; studies to determine usual or best practices and the relationship to patient, provider, and system factors, as well as to outcomes; pharmacoepidemiology studies; research to identify factors for the development of mental disorders in clinical settings, factors important in the natural history of mental disorders, including comorbid conditions, and the rates of occurrence of mental disorders in clinical and services populations.

Areas of Emphasis

  • To determine usual and/or "best" mental health practices in real settings, and their relationship to patient, provider, and system factors; to outcomes; and to evidence.
  • Studies to address the delivery of treatments and services to better meet the needs and clinical characteristics of subgroups (such as person with subsyndromal conditions or comorbidity).
  • To develop methods and instruments to better assess and characterize typical day-to-day practice (that is, usual care).

Contact

David Chambers, D.Phil.
Program Chief
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7133, MSC 9631
301-443-3747, dchamber@mail.nih.gov