Three of the Center’s current research projects aim to improve the lives of seriously mentally ill people in the Johns Hopkins and Bayview Community Mental Health Catchment areas. The three projects are included in the collective name Better Medical Outcomes and Recovery Evaluation (BMORE).
Access to Wellness is designed to improve the physical health of persons with mental illness. Monitoring Recovery uses a new comprehensive scale to assess recovery from serious mental illness, and includes a longer follow-up than most other studies. Pharmacogenetics, Wellness, and Recovery takes advantage of the assessments made in the Monitoring Recovery Project cohort to search for genetic predictors of medical outcomes, recovery, and pernicious side effects of psychiatric medications.
A fourth series of projects of the Center has been the development of a program in research in international mental health focused on low resource countries.