Our Mission

TIDR 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. TIDR focuses on community-based participatory methods and the use of technology to achieve these aims.
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TIDL (Treatment, Innovation & Dissemination Lab) updates name to TIDR (Treatment, Innovation & Dissemination Research Group)

Dr. Xiaoling Xiang awarded Michigan Health Endowment Fund grant

Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Mitchell Receive Loan Repayment Awards

Dr. Lindsay Bornheimer Awarded National Institute of Mental Health R34 Grant

Dr. Jaclynn Hawkins Established Diabetes in Men’s Health Lab

TIDL Post Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Shannon Blajeski’s, Dissertation Article Published

Dr. Jamie Mitchell Receives National Institute of Aging R24 Award

Dr. Matthew Smith Explores Implementation Costs of Virtual Reality Job Interview Training Through Budget Analysis

Dr. Lisa O’Donnell Receives Wayne State University Teacher of the Year Award

Dr. Hawkins, Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Zhang Receive Curtis Center Signature Program Initiative Awards

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