Our research projects develop and test interventions designed to improve the effectiveness and reach of mental health services. We cultivate collaborations and partnerships that bring innovative ideas to scale.

Sample Projects

This project hopes to gain valuable insight about how to best care for depressed mothers, especially in clinics serving low-income populations.

The AIMS Center is developing an online registry designed to facilitate delivery of effective, evidence-based integrated mental health at school-based health clinics and to track student mental health data alongside academic data provided by the Seattle Public School district.

COMPASS is a collaborative care model designed to treat patients in primary care experiencing depression as well as diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease.

CHAMP (Collaborating to Heal Opioid Addiction and Mental Health in Primary Care) is a NIMH-funded research study that will test whether Collaborative Care addressing both mental health conditions and co-occurring opioid use disorder can improve patient lives. 

TEAMcare was a randomized controlled trial designed to test collaborative care strategies in managing depression, diabetes, and coronary heart disease in primary care.

A large number of women receive their routine care in obstetrics-gynecology (OB-GYN) clinics, including a disproportionate percentage of low-income and minority women. For many of these women, OB-GYNs are the only provider they see on a regular basis.

Montefiore Medical Center's Bronx B-HIP aims to improve care for both pediatric and adult patients with a variety of behavioral health conditions through implementation of the Collaborative Care model.

A trial comparing stepped care via phone to usual care for military personnel with PTSD and depression.

In the largest treatment trial for depression to date, a team of researchers led by Dr. Jürgen Unützer followed 1,801 depressed, older adults from 18 diverse primary care clinics across the United States for two years.

This project examines variations between rural and urban access to substance abuse treatment services and the extent to which it may affect patient-level clinical outcomes.

DIAMOND is an ongoing collaborative effort of 9 health plans, 25 medical groups, and over 80 primary care clinics in Minnesota to implement and study integrated care for depression based on the IMPACT model of depression care.

Older Mexican American and white non-Hispanic men are undertreated for depression. This project is trying to understand why.

Jürgen Unützer was part of an expert panel that developed ideas of how Collaborative Care could be structured to help care for children with ADHD.

A cutting edge research project designed to guide clinicians through problem-solving treatment (PST) options based on data mined from the original IMPACT trial.

This research project combined IMPACT depression care management with an existing diabetes care management program for low income predominantly Spanish-speaking Latinos.