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Kipling (Kip) Bohnert, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Research Investigator, Veterans Affairs, VA Center for Clinical Management Research

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Dr. Kipling (Kip) Bohnert, PhD is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the U-M Medical School.

Research Interests

Dr. Bohnert’s research seeks to understand the causes and consequences of substance use, substance use disorders, and other psychiatric conditions, and address gaps in care for individuals with such mental health problems. More specifically, as a VA researcher, his work aims to better understand mental health and substance use services delivery following mandatory behavioral health screening in the VA, and to improve mental health and substance use treatment initiation and engagement among Veterans identified via screening who served in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dr. Bohnert's areas of research interest include:
• Mental Health Services Research
• Psychiatric epidemiology with emphases on PTSD and substance use
• Drug and Alcohol Use and Disorders
• Advanced biostatistical methods