Mental Health

Mental Health Research                                                      

The term “mental health” encompasses an extremely large landscape, including the classic psychiatric dimension of mental health (a strength of UTHealth, BCM, and UTMB), aspects of psychological wellness (a strength of UH), and mental health issues secondary to other chronic illness (a strength of MD Anderson, TAMUHSC, UTHealth, and UTMB), with considerable overlap in these dimensions that can be harvested as research synergy. In addition, research domains for mental illness span the gamut from bioinformatics to molecular biology to biophysics to pharmacology to clinical in nature, with massive potential for cross-disciplinary research collaboration. Through careful consideration and strategic planning, the GCC Mental Health Research Cluster (GCC MHR) strives to meet the needs of this diverse research field and maximize the interdisciplinary synergy of the MHR community of the GCC institutions and the TMC at large.


Upcoming Events:

1st Annual GCC Mental Health Research Symposium, May 18, 2018


Steering Committee:
Thomas Green, UT Medical Branch at Galveston (Chair)
Jair Soares, UT Health Science Center at Houston
Consuelo Walss-Bass, UT Health Science Center at Houston
Robert Dantzer, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Co-Chair)
Francesco Versace, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Clifford Stephan, Texas A&M Institute of BioSciences & Technology
Carla Sharp , University of Houston
Matthew Gallagher, University of Houston
Fernanda Laezza, UT Medical Branch at Galveston (Co-Chair)
Karen Wagner, UT Medical Branch at Galveston
Raymond Cho, Baylor College of Medicine
Michael Mancini, Baylor College of Medicine
Chris Fagundes, Rice University