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Joseph A. Himle

Interim Dean and 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) 615-0611himlej@umich.edu2848 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
  • Implementing TRAILS 3-Tiered Model of Mental Health Programming in Detroit Public School Community District, Year 3

    Koschmann, Elizabeth (PI)
  • MIP–Increasing Depression Treatment Access for Rural Postpartum Women Receiving WIC

  • PATH: Partnership for Accelerating Telemental Health Implementation

  • Work Related Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Unemployed Homeless Persons with Anxiety and Depression

  • 2/2 Task control circuit targets for obsessive compulsive behaviors in children

  • Computer-Assisted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Dialysis Patients: A Pilot Study

  • Improving Student Mental Health Outcomes - Adaptive Implementation of School-based CBT

    Kilbourne, Amy (PI)
  • A Systems-Level Intervention for Rural Adults with Depression

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