Stephen Chermack, Ph.D.
Dr. Chermack is an Associate Professor in the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Psychiatry, and is the Chief of the outpatient mental health clinic at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. He was trained as a clinical psychologist at Kent State University and completed post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan Alcohol Research Center (now the Addiction Research Center). His primary research focus is on the relationship between alcohol, drugs and violence, and he has published a number of papers examining factors related to expressed and received violence, such as the role of family history factors, demographics, substance abuse problem severity and acute alcohol and drug consumption. He is currently conducting research on violence among individuals with substance related problems, and developing and piloting violence prevention interventions. His research interests also include substance abuse treatment engagement and outcomes, validity of substance use assessment, and brief intervention strategies. Dr. Chermack also has collaborated on studies examining treatment outcome among older adults with alcohol problems, the impact of a brief intervention on older adult at-risk drinkers, research on individuals with schizophrenia and substance abuse problems, and research examining factors related to violence in other samples (e.g., pregnant women, emergency room samples). Finally, Dr. Chermack is affiliated with the VA Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research Evaluation Center (SMITREC) located at the Ann Arbor VA, and is collaborating health services research focusing on dual-diagnosis populations.
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