Interest Group on Statistics in Mental Health Research
In the American Statistical Association (ASA)

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The Interest Group on Statistics in Mental Health Research (SMHR) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) was established with the following goals:

1. To provide a forum for the communication among statisticians who are interested in mental health research and communication between statisticians and mental health researchers and other stakeholders, to facilitate the use of sound statistical methodologies in mental health research;

2. To facilitate the development and application of statistical methodologies for mental health research; and

3. To promote career opportunities for statisticians in mental health research.

Please see our Mission Statement for further information.

The formation of SMHR was approved in June 2011 by the Council of Sections Governing Board of the ASA. Please see ASA Section List for a list of ASA Sections and Interest Groups (including SMHR).

We plan to launch a variety of activities in the years to come, such as:

  • A newsletter and a listserv or online forum to facilitate the sharing of information among members regarding career opportunities, funding opportunities, conferences and other activities, book reviews and journal clubs, interviews with leaders in the field, etc.;
  • Sponsoring and co-sponsoring invited sessions and topic-contributed sessions at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) and other professional meetings; and
  • Hosting meetings during the JSM and other professional meetings for members to convene and network.
The possibilities of what SMHR can accomplish are really unlimited. Please join us, participate in our activities, and develop new activities that are of interest to you.

If you are interested in joining the SMHR, please fill out the enrollment form.

For further information, please contact and .

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