Past Research

Check out our past projects.

Shared decision-making (SDM) is a collaborative process between a provider and consumer of health services, both of whom work together to arrive at optimal healthcare decisions.

Recent data from several states have found that people with serious mental illness served by our public mental health systems die, on average, at least 25 years earlier than the general population.

National policy has dramatically increased the emphasis on implementing evidence-based mental health services to meet the needs of people with severe mental illness, and the VHA has made great strides at providing effective, community-based services.

The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health has called for a transformation of the mental health system to partner with consumers of those services in delivering effective interventions focused on recovery, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed a Mental Health Strategic Plan to address these recommendations.

The purpose of this research study was to rigorously test the impact of the BREATHE intervention in a randomized design and determine longer-term effects of the training, to examine the organizational contextual factors increasing or reducing burnout, and to design an overarching intervention framework for the implementation of BREATHE that includes organizational factors.

This study investigated the role of romantic relationships in the lives of individuals experiencing early psychosis. For those early in the course of a psychotic illness, interpersonal relationships have been identified as a top goal, yet there is a paucity of research examining the role of romantic relationships