Research Division

Eleni Rodis, MS, Acting Director, 860-418- 6663

DMHAS is a nationally recognized research leader among state mental health and substance abuse agencies. DMHAS researchers, with partners at the University of Connecticut, Yale University, Dartmouth College, Brandeis University, and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, are currently investigating many issues of policy relevance in the mental health and addictions fields.

DMHAS research has received millions of dollars in federal funds to research such areas as supported housing, homeless families, criminal justice diversion, co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, consumer-operated services, mental health service quality indicators, substance use disorder treatment outcomes, and the prevention of substance misuse. DMHAS continues to conduct research to understand the processes underlying mental illness and substance use disorders, and to evaluate new techniques to respond to them. Research conducted in Connecticut informs decision-makers about the effectiveness of treatment and preventative interventions. Study findings are also reported in professional journals and at national conferences.