The Services Effectiveness Research Program is one of the nation’s leading research programs focused on evaluating the effectiveness of public behavioral health interventions for children and adults, how effective behavioral health services can be disseminated and how behavioral health policies can be informed by the best available evidence. The program is directed by Barbara Burns, PhD.
Seeks to help develop the behavioral health workforce in North Carolina through continuing education and technical assistance to providers across North Carolina through the Area Health Education Center Program. Programs are offered through the nine regional AHECs across NC. The focus is on disseminating and implementing evidence-based practices for rural and underserved populations. The program also sponsors educational experiences for trainees in community-based behavioral health settings.
The National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives provides information and outreach to patients, families, clinicians and others interested in the use of psychiatric advance directives. The Center is directed by Marvin Swartz, MD and Co-directed by Jeffrey Swanson, PhD.
Global mental health research reflects the diversity of Duke researchers from clinical research to large population based studies, from South Africa to South Asia. Researchers are also active in cross-disciplinary and cross-campus collaborations, with strong ties to both the Duke Global Health Institute.