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Our Collaborators and Experts on the National Study of Mental Health (NSMH)

The National Study of Mental Health is led by RTI International in collaboration with Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute (CU/NYSPI), the University of Washington, Duke Health, Harvard University, the Treatment Advocacy Center, and the University of Chicago. The study is funded by a grant to RTI from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Founded in 1958, RTI is an independent, nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving the human condition. Our vision is to address the world’s most critical problems with science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future.

Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development fields. Our staff of nearly 6,000 works in more than 75 countries—tackling hundreds of projects each year to address complex social and scientific challenges on behalf of governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners.

Principal Investigators

Dr. Heather Ringeisen

Dr. Mark Edlund

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