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About the authors

The Hazelden Co-occurring Disorders Program was developed by national leaders in the research and treatment of co-occurring disorders. The program authors are faculty members of the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center.

Mark McGovern

Mark McGovern, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. McGovern specializes in the treatment of co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders and has studied and is published widely in the area of addiction treatment services research.

In July 2004, Dr. McGovern received a career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The overarching goal of this award involves developing, testing, and transferring evidence-based treatments to community settings for persons with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders.

Dr. McGovern recently received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to form and foster a multistate collaborative among addiction and mental health systems and treatment providers who are striving to improve the chances of recovery for their patients with co-occurring disorders.

Robert E. Drake

Robert E. Drake, M.D., Ph.D., is the Andrew Thomson professor of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and the director of the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. He has been at Dartmouth since 1985 and is currently vice chair and director of research in the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Drake works as a community mental health doctor and researcher. His research focuses on co-occurring disorders, vocational rehabilitation, health services research, and evidence-based practices. He directs four national studies of quality improvement, and he has written fifteen books and more than four hundred papers about co-occurring disorders, vocational rehabilitation, mental health services, evidence-based practices, and shared decision making.

Matthew R. Merrens

Matthew R. Merrens, Ph.D., is codirector of the Dartmouth Evidence-Based Practices Center and a visiting professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Montana and was formerly on the faculty and the chair of the Psychology Department at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Dr. Merrens has extensive experience in clinical psychology and community mental health and has authored and edited textbooks on the psychology of personality, introductory psychology, the psychology of development, and social psychology. He recently published a book on evidence-based mental health practices. He is the director of the Dartmouth Summer Institute in Evidence-Based Psychiatry and Mental Health.

Kim T. Mueser

Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a professor of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine at the Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984 and was on the faculty of the Psychiatry Department at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia until 1994.

In 1994, Dr. Mueser moved to Dartmouth Medical School and joined the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. Dr. Mueser's clinical and research interests include integrated treatment for co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, rehabilitation for persons with severe mental illnesses, and the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. He has published several hundred journal articles and has coauthored ten books.

Mary F. Brunette

Mary F. Brunette, M.D., is an associate professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She has been working in the field of treatment for patients with co-occurring disorders for fifteen years. She conducts research on services and medications for people with co-occurring substance use and serious mental illness. She is a clinician who provides treatment for patients with co-occurring disorders.

Dr. Brunette also is medical director of the Bureau of Behavioral Health in the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. She has published more than fifty articles and book chapters, many related to medication treatment for people with co-occurring disorders. She speaks nationally on this topic.

 
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A Guide to Living with Co-occurring Disorders provides an educational overview of co-occurring disorders, offers interviews from people who have them, and discusses ways that patients can participate in treatment to better manage their recovery.

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