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Message from the Chair


This is an exciting time for the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Health service line at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Our goal is nothing short of academic preeminence and a comprehensive system of behavioral health care that is committed to the public health, service integration, evidence based practice, and the delivery of value based clinical services.

New research, including research conducted at our own Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, documents that health is a unitary construct that cannot be parsed into “physical” and “mental” health. It is now more important than ever for behavioral health services and expertise to be integrated into every aspect of what we do as a Medical Center. Accordingly, we are fully committed to a process of transformational change that will establish us as a national model for behavioral health clinical care, advocacy, research, education, and community service, and that will support our corporate goal of becoming a top-20 academic medical center and workplace of choice.

As you browse our website, you will see descriptions of all of our programs. We warmly thank you for visiting and invite you to return often. Please contact us with any questions or if you would like to be part of advancing our mission.