Our Focus

We seek to catalyze bold new ideas and collaborations, explore new research approaches and utilize innovative tools to move depression research forward.

Resources for mental health researchers

More than 219 University of Michigan scholars contribute to our mission
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Joanna Kountanis, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Sara Stein, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Health Behavior & Health Education
Sherman Fan
Biomedical Engineering
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Social Work
Sarah Sperry
Assistant Professor
Yanni Liu, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Christopher Reynolds
Medical Student
Learning Health Sciences
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Doctoral Student
Public Health
Sari Reisner, Sc.D.
Associate Professor
Our Approach

Expand the scope of mental health research to accelerate discoveries that lead to improved outcomes across our communities.

Interdisciplinary Collaborations

We believe that progress occurs at the intersections of disciplines. Our aim is to empower a diverse research workforce and prioritizing projects that ask innovative, creative questions.

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Accelerating Discovery

We are igniting bold new ideas, exploring new research approaches and utilizing cutting-edge tools to move mental health research forward.

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Community Impact

Our center is home to a variety of community-based programs that empower advocates to raise awareness, reduce stigma and encourage help-seeking.

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