The Mental Health Services and Outcomes Research Program, led by Jane Hamilton, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.C.S.W., aims to improve access, continuity, quality, equity and value of mental health care. Dr. Hamilton and her team conduct research in multiple clinical settings including UT Physicians Integrated Primary Care Clinics, UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC) and the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD. Current studies include:

  • Developing a Hospital-Based Performance Improvement Project to Reduce 30-Day Psychiatric Readmissions at an Academic Safety-Net Psychiatric Hospital
  • Predictors of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Service Use
  • Secondary Use of Electronic Health Record Data for Improving Mental Health Service Quality and Patient Outcomes
  • Implementation of Teach-Back and Shared Decision Making in Psychiatric Services to Improve Patient Engagement and Prevent Psychiatric Readmissions

Dr. Hamilton’s research has been funded at the local, state and national level by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Cancer Institute, Federal Children’s Bureau, Amerigroup, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and the Harris County Emergency Department Study/Health Services Research Collaborative.


Hamilton, Jane

Jane E. Hamilton, Ph.D.,
M.P.H., L.C.S.W.

Assistant Professor
Heads, Angela substance use

Angela M. Heads, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Houston, TX 77021