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Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

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Research Centers


This program supports the centers mechanisms (P20, P30) and other institutional infrastructure grants in support of large-scale services trials and effectiveness studies in all areas of Branch programmatic responsibility.

Areas of Emphasis

  • To develop a sound knowledge base to substantially increase the sustainable uptake of scientifically based treatments and services for mental disorders across diverse community settings.
  • To identify and utilize active therapeutic ingredients in complex community-based services and programs for applications that optimize functioning and sustain community reintegration of people with mental disorders.
  • To understand how and which traits of individuals, their families, providers, organizations, and social and cultural environments affect whether, where, and when people will seek care, the types of care chosen/provided, what happens during care, and the impact on outcomes.
  • To enhance the research capacity and infrastructure for mental health services research through strategic partnerships, community engagement, and information technologies.


Agnes Rupp, Ph.D.
Acting Branch Chief
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7146, MSC 9631