Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research

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Welcome to the CMHPSR

The Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research (CMHPSR) was established in 1986, and is one of the centers in the Department of Psychiatry of the Health System, Perelman School of Medicine, an outstanding international research institution. The CMHPSR consists of a multidisciplinary group of faculty and staff who study the organization, financing, management and delivery of mental health care. Center faculty and staff also provide consultation and technical support to state and local governments, as well as mental health agencies implementing system change. Our objective is to link the best research and evaluation findings to policy decisions, and the delivery and implementation of services.

Upcoming Events & Announcements

  • CMHPSR Guest Speaker Series

    Dr. Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors, will be presenting a talk on Monday, January 13th, 2014 (2:00-3:30pm); Location: Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk.
  • Slides now available: Dr. David Chambers CMHPSR Guest Speaker Series Talk

    Dr. David Chambers, Associate Director, Dissemination and Implementation Research, NIMH, presented a talk on Monday, May 20th, 2013 (2:00-3:30pm); Location: 3535 Market Street 16th Floor Conference Room D.