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Behavioral Health Innovations is a part of the Washington State University College of Medicine 

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Revolutionizing Substance Abuse and Mental Health Care

WE ARE HIRING!

We are now looking for a Research Study Coordinator! 

Closes 11/13/2019

WSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer

Our goal is to work with our community partners to develop, test, and disseminate strength-based solutions to improve the lives of individuals living with substance use disorders and mental illness. 

More than 125,000 people die every year in the U.S as a direct result of alcohol and drug use. Shockingly, only 15% of people with alcohol and drug problems ever receive treatment. 

Some groups are much more likely to suffer from substance use problems. New solutions are needed to reduce disparities in drug and alcohol use problems. 

An estimated 10.4 million American adults have a serious mental illness. Serious mental illness (SMI) is a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that creates serious functional impairment, which interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. Individuals with serious mental health issues have a life expectancy that is 10-25 years shorter than the general population. Effective interventions are needed to improve the lives of people living with serious mental health problems. 

ABOUT

 
 

PROJECTS

PEOPLE

FACULTY

Research Assistant Professor

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 

Liat Kriegel

Ph.D.

Director of BHI

Associate Professor

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 

Michael McDonell

Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 

Oladunni Oluwoye

Ph.D.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Karl Alcover

Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 

RESEARCH STAFF

Research Study Assistant

Mackenzie Driscoll

B.S.

Research Coordinator

Elizabeth Fraser

M.S.

Scientific Assistant

Morgan Kelly

M.A.

Lab Manager

Emily Lauderdale

B.S.

Research Coordinator

Abram Lyons

MSW

Research Coordinator

Ian Muse

B.A.

Scientific Assistant

Sara Parent

N.D.

Research Coordinator

Elizabeth Smith

B.A.

Research Coordinator

Bryony Stokes

B.A.

STUDENTS

Graduate Research Assistant

Joseph Chuang

MPH

 

Ph.D. Candidate

 

PARTNERS

 

CONTACT

(509)-368-6590

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FIND US

Main Office

WSU Health Sciences Spokane

Health Education and Research Building

665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. 

Spokane, WA 99202

Mailing Address

WSU Health Sciences Spokane

Behavioral Health Innovations, HERB 446

412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. 

Spokane, WA 99202

GET INVOLVED

Your donations play an important role in the ability to further our research and improve the lives of individuals living with serious mental illness and substance use disorder. Thank you to all of our supporters!