Alan McGuire, Ph.D., M.S., is a Core Investigator at the Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC) at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center. In addition, he is an Assistant Scientist at the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Department of Psychology and Clinical Research Scientist for the ACT Center of Indiana—a statewide training and technical assistance center. He received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2002 and his Master of Science in 2005 and Ph.D. in 2008, both from IUPUI. Alan conducts research on mental health services for people with severe mental illness, provides training and consultation to mental health centers, as well as providing direct mental health services. His research interests include treatment goal setting and illness self-management, particularly in schizophrenia, and the implementation of recovery-oriented inpatient mental healthcare.