Welcome to the Mental Health Research Network - a consortium of 13 health system research centers dedicated to improving patient mental health through research, practice, and policy    MHRN Fact Sheet
MHRN is based in the HMO Research Network (HMORN), a consortium of 19 public-domain research centers based in not-for-profit health care systems.  MHRN research centers have a long history of innovative collaboration with unique capabilities and shared resources for multi-site research.  We partner with health systems that serve a diverse and representative population of more than 12.5 million patients in 15 states.  Our goal is to dramatically improve the size, speed, and efficiency of clinical and health services research in mental health.  You can join us in this effort.  Learn how...


New MHRN-affiliated study funded by NIMH will use electronic medical record data from eight MHRN sites to optimize suicide risk identification in primary care and general medical settings.  

Recent JAMA articles raise questions about HEDIS quality measures - should they be adjusted for race and ethnicity?  MHRN data from 5 health systems serving 6 million patients examined this question looking specifically at the quality of antidepressant treatment.  

MHRN sites participate in groundbreaking study to learn more about treatment for people experiencing suidical thoughts.

MHRN welcomes 2 new research partners - Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California and Essentia Institute for Rural Health in Minnesota.   With the new round of funding, MHRN welcomes PAMF, led by Dr. Ming Tai-Seale, and EIRH, led by Dr. Stephen Waring, as our 2 new research centers participating in MHRN 

MHRN Infrastructure leveraged to support new research projects on a variety of topics such as first-episode psychosis and suicide prevention.

MHRN Infrastructure and access to the data resources within the MHRN network allow researchers the ability to examine research questions within a very short timeline; often requiring minimal additional resources.

MHRN Current Activities
MHRN activities include research projectsinfrastructure workgroups, and interest groups focused on topics as diverse as perinatal depression, suicide prevention, and the creation and implementation of an autism disease registry. 

Interested in a specific research area?  Join one of our Scientific Interest Groups to meet potential collaborators and develop ideas for collaborative research 
Make a local connection by contacting one of our MHRN site lead investigators.
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