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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Marcia Valenstein, M.D., M.S.

Contact Information

Phone: 734-232-0534
Phone 2: 734-845-3649
Fax: 734-615-8739

Primary Programs/Services:
Health Services, Translations & Outcomes


  • 1985-1989 Resident in Psychiatry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, part time
  • 1982-1985 Resident in Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, part time
  • 1981-1982 Intern in Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center
  • 1995-1997 University of Michigan School of Public Health, M.S., Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis
  • 1977-1981 University of Illinois Medical School, M.D. with Honors
  • 1975-1977 Harvard University, A.B. cum laude
  • 1973-1975 Northwestern University

Clinical Interest:

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Primary Care Consultation

Research Interest:

  • Mental Health Services
  • Medication Adherence
  • Suicide prevention
  • Depression
  • Evidence based treatments

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
  • Research Scientist, VA Health Services Research and Development/ Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center
  • Staff Physician Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health System

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Valenstein M, McCarthy JF, Ignacio RV, Dalack GW, Stavenger T, Blow FC. Diffusion of a New Antipsychotic in a Large Health System: Patient and Facility Factors. Psychiatric Services 2006; 57(1):70-76
  • Valenstein M, Ganoczy D, McCarthy JF, Kim M, Lee T, Blow FC. Antipsychotic Adherence Over Time Among Patients Receiving Treatment for Schizophrenia: A Retrospective Review Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2006;67;10:1542-1550
  • Piette JD, Heisler M, Ganoczy D, McCarthy JF, Valenstein M. Differential Treatment Adherence Among Pts with Schizophrenia and Comorbid Medical Illnesses. Psychiatric Services 2007; 58:207-212
  • Kreyenbuhl J, Valenstein M, McCarthy JF, Ganoczy D, Blow FC. Long-term Antipsychotic Polypharmacy in the VA Health System: Patient Characteristics and Treatment Patterns. Psychiatric Services Psychiatric Services 2007; 58:489–495
  • Kilbourne A, Valenstein M, Bauer M. VA Research and the National Research-to-Practice Gap in Mood Disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2007;58: 502-504
  • Woltmann EM, Valenstein M, Welsh D, Lee TA, Grabowski J, Reilly PA, Wolschon PA. Using pharmacy data to inform clinical care: Identifying partially adherent patients with serious mental illness for intervention efforts. Psychiatric Services 2007(6); 58: 864–867, 2007
  • Sajatovic M, Valenstein M, Blow FC, Ganoczy D, Ignacio RV. Treatment adherence with lithium and anticonvulsant medication among patients with bipolar disorder. Psychiatric Services 2007; 58 (6): 855-863
  • Kales HC, Valenstein M, Kim HM; McCarthy JF; Ganoczy D, Cunningham, Blow FC. Mortality Risk in Patients with Dementia Treated with Antipsychotics versus Other Psychiatric Medications. American Journal of Psychiatry 2007: 164: 1568-1576
  • Sajatovic M, Blow FC, Kales HC, Valenstein M, Ganoczy D, Ignacio RV Age comparison of treatment adherence with antipsychotic medications among individuals with bipolar disorder. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (In Press)
  • Zivin K, Kim MH, McCarthy JF, Austin KL, Hoggatt KJ, Walters HM, Valenstein M. Suicide Mortality Among Individuals Receiving Treatment for Depression in the VA Health System: Associations with Patient and Treatment Setting Characteristics. American Journal of Public Health (In Press)