Susan T. Azrin, Ph.D.

Susan T. Azrin, Ph.D.

Program Chief, Primary Care Research Program
Division of Services and Intervention Research
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Dr. Susan T. Azrin leads the NIMH research program on integrating mental health care into primary care and other non-specialty settings. She is the Government Project Officer for the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode-Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP), a pioneering study of the effectiveness of team-based coordinated specialty care for first-episode psychosis, for which she received the National Institutes of Health Director’s Award for Outstanding Service. Dr. Azrin also leads the NIMH initiative on improving health and reducing premature mortality in people with severe mental illness, for which she received the NIMH Award for Significant Achievement, as well as the NIMH’s research program on reducing the duration of untreated psychosis. She is the Scientific Officer for the NIMH Mental Health Research Network. Prior to coming to NIMH, Dr. Azrin served as a Senior Study Director at Westat, where she directed an array of mental health services research studies. Dr. Azrin earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park.