Research interests

Health and healthcare inequities impacting adults with serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression); recovery and community integration of adults with serious mental illness; implementation science.

Mark is a second-year doctoral student in social work at Washington University in St. Louis.  He has been selected as a National Institute of Mental Health T32 Pre-Doctoral Fellow and is affiliated with the Center for Mental Health Services Research. Mark has worked on projects aimed at improving the physical and mental health and quality of care for people with serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression). He is currently examining factors that affect the cardiovascular health of people with serious mental illness. Mark is interested in understanding how substance use and poor physical health influence recovery from serious mental illness.

Mark’s research interests were born from his experience working as a hospital social worker where he worked on inpatient medical and psychiatric units, as well as in the emergency department. Mark holds Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois.