Mission Statement

This website is dedicated to those who would like to know more about their (and their family's) mental health care. Many prominent groups, such as Healthy People 2020, are concerned that is substandard and needs considerable improvement. To improve mental health care will require an informed public and much re-orientation of thinking. I'll address these issues from both the individual and the broad societal perspective.

Teaching Team

Francesa Dwamena

MD, MS, FACP, FAACH
Professor and Chair Department of Medicine

Heather Laird-Fick

MD, MPH, FACP
Director of Assessment, Associate Professor Department of Medicine

Laura Freilich

MD, FACP
Assistant Professor Department of Medicine

Shilpa Kavuturu

MD, FACP
Assistant Professor Department of Medicine

Mukta Sharma

MD, FACP
Assistant Professor Department of Medicine

Robert C. Smith

MD, MS, MACP
University Distinguished Professor Department of Medicine

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The latest research and ideas from our blog

The Crisis in Psychiatry

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