The Mental Health and Substance Use Research Interest Group (IG) is composed of researchers, practitioners, policy staff, advocates, primary consumers, and families who are interested in forming new partnerships to improve mental health, substance abuse, and alcohol services. The Interest Group sponsors issue forums that are intended to build research/practice coalitions to both investigate behavioral health problems and creatively disseminate knowledge regarding effective solutions to these problems.

New Scholars
The Mental Health and Substance Use Research Interest Group provides an opportunity for new scholars (doctoral students and those within five years of completing their terminal degree) to share their work with health services researchers, policymakers, and practitioners.

Advisory Committee
Each Interest Group (IG) is led by a dedicated group of volunteers who shape the information provided to IG members each year. The Advisory Committee is selected on an annual basis with nominations opening in June of each year. Check out this year’s Mental Health and Substance Use Research IG Advisory Committee

Join this Interest Group
Interest group participation is a benefit of AcademyHealth membership. Nonmembers can join the IG mailing list to receive updates and event announcements.