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Division of Planning, Research & Forensics

Office of Research

The Office of Research engages in research and evaluation activities and is responsible for:

  • Researching policy and program issues
  • Assisting program directors in the evaluation of program effectiveness
  • Providing data and analysis for decision support on mental health and substance abuse policy issues
  • Overseeing designated federal grants including but not limited to the Data Infrastructure Grant
  • Contributing to the protection and welfare of mental health consumers that participate in research by and/or for the department through the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

To find out more information about the Research Team as well as mental health and substance abuse in Tennessee and the United States, click on one of the links below.

Research Links