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Department of Psychiatry Faculty


Nicholas W. Bowersox, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
VA Medical Center


  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (PhD, MS), Clinical Psychology
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (BS), Psychology

Clinical Interest:

  • Psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Serious mental illness
  • Evidence-based psychological practice
  • Evaluation of mental health care quality

Research Interest:

  • Evaluating treatment disparities for patients with serious mental illness (SMI).
  • Evaluating systems-wide treatment patterns for patients with SMI with the goal of identifying factors associated with improved functioning and reduced disability.
  • Investigating reasons for loss to care and treatment resumption for patients with SMI.
  • Investigating the intersection of recovery and integrated care for patients with SMI within the VA medical system.

Academic Appointment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Evaluation Specialist, National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center (SMITREC)
  • Staff Psychologist, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Bowersox NW, Saunders SM, Berger BD. Post-inpatient attrition from care ‘as usual’ in Veterans with multiple psychiatric admissions. Community Mental Health Journal, in press, 2012.
  • Bowersox NW, Kilbourne AM, Abraham KM, Reck BH, Lai Z, Goodrich DE, Bohnert ASB, Davis CL. Cause-specific mortality among Veterans with serious mental illness lost to follow-up. General Hospital Psychiatry, in press, 2012.
  • Bowersox NW, McCarthy JF, Szymanski B. Associations between psychiatric inpatient beds and the prevalence of serious mental illness in VA nursing homes. American Journal of Public Health, in press, 2012.
  • Bowersox NW, Saunders SM, Berger BD. Predictors of rehospitalization in high-utilizing patients in the VA psychiatric medical system. Psychiatric Quarterly 83:53-64, 2012.