Our Mission

TIDR is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team of faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and community partners focused on improving psychosocial treatment for mental disorders and increasing access to evidence-based treatments for these conditions among traditionally underserved populations. TIDR focuses on community-based participatory methods and the use of technology to achieve these aims.
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Dr. Jaclynn Hawkins Principal Investigator New NIH R21 Grant

Assistant Professor Jaclynn Hawkins received an R21 research grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases entitled "Diabetes Self-Management Intervention for African American Men." The goal of this project is to develop and...

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Meet Blessing Egbuogu TIDR MSW Field Student

TIDR is excited to introduce our newest MSW field student, Blessing Egbuogu. Blessing is an MSW student at the University of Michigan in the Program Evaluation and Applied Research pathway. "I am passionate about Maternal and Child Health and supporting the mental...

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years from onset of mental disorder to contacting any treatment provider. (Wang et al., 2004)


of individuals with diagnosed mental health disorder visit a mental health specialist in their lifetime

Americans live in Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas

Ailsa’s Story

“They [RISE counselors] opened up a crazy opportunity for me, one that I thought I’d never be able to pursue. When they found out that I loved to cook and wanted to open my own restaurant someday, they put me in a cooking internship at Detroit Rescue Mission. Now I work there as a chef at the Men’s Shelter. It’s hard to be a female chef, first, and then to be one without training is even harder. But my counselors were like, ‘You got this!'” Read More