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Joseph A. Himle

Howard V. Brabson Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School

Joseph A. Himle

Professor Joseph Himle's research interests focus on mental health intervention research with adults and youth. Himle's current intervention projects include treatment development projects focused on bringing cognitive behavioral therapy to underserved populations. He is also involved in epidemiological research focused on anxiety disorders in the African American population. Dr. Himle is the Principal Investigator of a recently funded National Institute of Mental Health multi-site RO-1 grant; “A multi-site systems intervention for unemployed persons with social anxiety.” He has been the Principal or Co-Investigator on a total of 14 research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Himle holds a joint appointment with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Other areas of research/scholarly interest: the relationship between psychosocial interventions and neurobiological factors, mental disorders, social work practice in mental health.

Research Interests/Focus

Mental health, anxiety, depression, psycosocial interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, interface between neurobiology and psychosocial interventions in mental health.

Contact Information

(734) 615-0611[email protected]2848 SSWBUniversity of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 615-0611University of Michigan
Department of Psychiatry
4250 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Year Degree   School
1995 PhD Social Work and Personality Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1984 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1983 BA Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Treatment, Innovation & Dissemination Research Group
Year Description
2020 American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare - Fellow
2019 2019 Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award
2015 Nomination for "MICHR outstanding Mentor Award" - Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research
2009-2011 “Who’s Who in America” 2009-2011
2008 Nomination for “ACBT outstanding Mentor Award” - Association for Advancement of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
2007-2008 "Teacher of the Year" - University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry.
2005 "Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education"
2003 "Who's Who in American Education"
2000-2001 "Teacher of the Year," University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry
1996-1997 "Teacher of the Year," University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry
1989-1990 NIMH Mental Health Intervention Research Fellowship, Pre-doctoral studies.

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