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Mental Health Services, Translation and Outcomes Program

Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D.

Frederic C. Blow, PhD, Program Director

The faculty and staff of the Mental Health Services, Translation and Outcomes (MHSOT) program of the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry conduct health services research, defined by the American Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy as studying how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately our health and well-being. Its research domains are individuals, families, organizations, institutions, communities, and populations.

The faculty in MHSOT conduct research in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring mental and  physical health disorders. They work to develop innovative methods of intervention and treatment for vulnerable populations and provide new information on quality and outcomes that impact public mental health policy and practice.