MHLP strives to develop new knowledge and to disseminate this information to address some of society's most challenging problems. We use advanced methods of training, technical assistance, and knowledge dissemination to promote application of research related to behavioral health and justice issues. Key research initiatives examine court-based and other diversion programs, interventions that address substance use and co-occurring mental disorders, managed care and other delivery and finance mechanisms for Medicaid-funded behavioral health services, ethical issues among vulnerable research populations, pharmacy management approaches for Medicaid recipients, legal processes involving persons with mental disorders, treatment and reentry services in jails and prisons, and innovative strategies for veterans and homeless persons who have behavioral health disorders.

Research Areas:

Policy Analysis
Behavioral Health
Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders
Community Behavioral Health