Tara Mehta (Co-PI), Marc Atkins (Co-PI), and Dana Rusch (Co-PI) recently received a 5-year, NIMH R01 grant.

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Tara Mehta (Co-PI), Marc Atkins (Co-PI), and Dana Rusch (Co-PI) recently received a 5-year, NIMH R01 grant.

Tara G. Mehta, PhD
Tara G. Mehta, PhD
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Tara Mehta (Co-PI), Marc Atkins (Co-PI), and Dana Rusch (Co-PI) recently received a 5-year, NIMH R01 grant titled "Patient Navigators for Children’s Community Mental Health Services in High Poverty Urban Communities". The study examines the effectiveness of paraprofessional navigators to facilitate Black and Latinx families’ access to and retention in mental health services, given their familiarity with the community and their ability to relate to families’ challenges. 

Read more at: National Institute of Mental Health

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Tara G. Mehta PhD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
  • Director of Psychology Training

(312) 996-3910
tmehtaatuic [dot] edu

Marc Atkins PhD

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Director, Institute for Juvenile Research
  • Director, Community Engagement and Collaboration
  • Center for Clinical Translational Science

(312) 413-1048
312-413-0214
atkinsatuic [dot] edu

Dana Rusch PhD

  • Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry
  • Director, Immigrant Family Mental Health Advocacy Program

(312) 413-1708
drusch1atuic [dot] edu