The Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School conducts research to enhance services, improve the quality of life, and promote recovery for people with behavioral health conditions. SPARC, formerly called the Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR) and the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC), was created in 1993 when it was designated a Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systems Research by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). This collection showcases multimedia and webinars produced by faculty and researchers of the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center.
Publications from 2017
Deaf 101: How to Navigate Clinical Interactions with Deaf Sign Language Users, Melissa L. Anderson and Timothy Riker
Publications from 2016
Supporting the Education of Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions: Part 2: State of the Practice, Michelle Mullen, Kathleen Biebel, and Marsha Langer Ellison
Supporting the Education of Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions: State of the Science & Practice, Marsha Langer Ellison, Michelle Mullen, and Kathleen Biebel
Publications from 2015
Adapting IPS for Young Adults: The Threshold Study, Marsha Langer Ellison, Vanessa Vorhies Klodnick, and Gary R. Bond
Be Ready: Tips for Working with Deaf Individuals for Clinics, Hospitals, and Emergency Providers, Wyatte Hall and John Lestina Jr.
Engaging the Deaf Community in Behavioral Health Research: Insider, Outsider, and Ally Perspectives, Wyatte Hall, Melissa L. Anderson, Marlene Elliott, and Douglas M. Ziedonis
Helping Youth on the Path to Employment (HYPE), Marsha Langer Ellison, Sloan Huckabee, Rachel Stone, and Michelle Mullen
Depressive Symptoms in Adolescence as a Predictor of Young Adult Employment Outcomes, Kathryn Sabella and Maryann Davis
Publications from 2014
Participatory Action Research, Jonathan Delman
Publications from 2013
UMMS Expert: Training Needed to ID Potentially Violent Youth, Gina M. Vincent