About Psychiatry Information in Brief

About Psychiatry Information in Brief

Psychiatry Information in Brief (PIB) is a website devoted to the dissemination of behavioral health information. This site is a repository of products and publications that translate behavioral health research findings into concise, user-friendly information that is accessible to providers/clinicians, consumers, families, advocacy groups and researchers. PIB is produced by the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC) in the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, MA, USA. iSPARC is a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Research Center of Excellence and was formerly called the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC) from 2014-2018 and the Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR) before 2014. PIB was initially published in journal form under the title "Psychiatry Issue Briefs".

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Dee Logan, UMass Chan Psychiatry - Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center, Deirdre.Logan@umassmed.edu.