Research

Clinicians in the Psychiatry and Psychology Department at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan have published numerous articles on a wide variety of  specialty areas designed to address the emotional and behavioral needs of the medically ill patients seen at the hospital.

Research interests include:

Anxiety disorders
Autism Spectrum
Brain imaging
Child/Adolescent Depression
Cognitive-Behavior therapy
Developmental Disabilities
Early intervention for children with behavioral, social and emotional difficulties
Genetics
Health care disparities
Neurosciences
Neuropsychiatric disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Relationship between physicians' cultural competency and satisfaction with care as well as other health outcomes

Click on the links below for selected published articles and research

Implementing Ask Me 3 to Improve African American Patient Satisfaction and Perceptions of Physician Cultural Competency

Physician's Cultural Competency as Perceived by African Americans

Recruitment of African Americans for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment Research

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Early Childhood Mental Health Intervention

Active Research

Below is a summary of active research.

1. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

David Rosenberg, MD, Chief of Psychiatry and Psychology at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University, is seeking participants for a research study to look at the brain chemistry and genetics of children with OCD, and children without OCD.

The study uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and genetic samples (blood and/or saliva) to learn more about how different treatments affect the brain. Qualified participants will receive a comprehensive assessment, Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans and DNA collection (blood or saliva).

The following are criteria for the study:

    1. Persons 6-19 years of age with or without OCD
    2. Medication free
    3. No history of psychosis or substance abuse
    4.  Cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding

Qualified participants will be paid to participate in the study.  For further information call (313) 745-4645. 

2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Jeffrey Stanley, PH.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University, is seeking participants for a research study to look at the chemistry, function and structure of the brain in children with ADHD and children without ADHD.  The study uses magnetic resonance imaging or MRI to evaluated the brain.

Requirements to Partcipate

ADHD Participants
    1. Boys or girls 6-14 years of age
    2. Diagnosed with ADHD or suspect having ADHD

Healthy Control Participants
    1. Boys or girls 6-14 years of age
    2. No personal or immediate family history of psychiatric or mental illness

Financial compensation will be provided for participants.  For more information call (313) 577-6279.