Our Mission

TIDL 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. Our lab focuses on community-based participatory methods and the use of technology to achieve these aims.
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Lab News

Dr. Matthew Smith, publishes paper on adapting virtual reality interview tool for transition age students with autism spectrum disorder

Jamie Mitchell, PhD featured on NPR Stateside: Women and minorities are underrepresented in medical studies. Researchers say that could be deadly.

Dr. Joseph Himle Named Fellow for American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

MICHR Mentor Award

Joe Himle Receives Distinguished Mentor Award

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