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Mark P. McGovern, PhD


Department of Psychiatry

Department of Community & Family Medicine

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

Dr. Mark McGovern is a Professor of Psychiatry, of Community & Family Medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy & Clinical Practice at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine in Lebanon New Hampshire. His primary focus is implementation science, with a specific emphasis on integrated behavioral health services for persons with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders, as they present in primary health care and specialty settings. Dr. McGovern has received a NIDA career development award and NIAAA and NIDA grant funding to translate evidence-based services for complex patients into systems and organizations. He has also received grants from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to advance a series of organizational measures of integrated service capacity. These measures, the Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT), Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT) and Behavioral Health Integration in Medical Care (BHIMC), have been widely adopted and are being used to implement evidence-based treatments in community settings throughout the United States and globally. Dr. McGovern has been actively involved in the education of medical students, psychiatric residents and fellows, and clinical psychology interns at Dartmouth and previously at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. Since 2009, he has been the Editor-In-Chief for the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (JSAT), the leading scientific journal dedicated to addiction treatment services and implementation research