Mark P. McGovern, PhD



Dr. Mark McGovern is a Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research program is based in the Division of Public Mental Health and Population Sciences, and he practices clinically at the Stanford Department of Psychiatry Clinic. His primary research 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 both primary care and specialty settings. Dr. McGovern has received a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) career development award and NIDA and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) grant funding to translate evidence-based therapies for complex patients into routine clinical settings. He has also received awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the US Department of Health & Human Services’ 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 and systems 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 Stanford, and previously at the medical schools at Dartmouth (Lebanon, New Hampshire) and Northwestern University (Chicago, Illinois). From 2009 to 2017, he served as the Editor-In-Chief for the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (JSAT), the leading scientific journal dedicated to addiction treatment services and implementation research. Dr. McGovern is on the Core Faculty of the National Institute for Mental Health Implementation Research Institute and mentor to NIDA Fellows. He also serves on the NIDA Scientific Review Committee for Interventions for the Prevention and Treatment of Addiction.