Patrick Carter, M.D., Receives MIP Scholars Award for Intervention on Violence and Alcohol Use Prevention

Congratulations to Patrick Carter, M.D., Assistant Professor within the U-M Department of Emergency Medicine who is the 2017 recipient of the Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) Scholars Award. The MIP Scholars Award supports U-M faculty implementing and evaluating mental health services that promote integrated care and seek to improve access to evidence-based practices for lower income and Medicaid eligible populations with behavioral health care needs in the state of Michigan. The $50,000 award provided by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center Eisenberg fund is now in the process of being matched 1:1 with Michigan Medicaid funds. Dr. Carter, along with co-investigators Maureen Walton, M.P.H., Ph.D., and Rebeca Cunningham, M.D. will implement their project, “SafERteens: Violence Prevention for Urban Youth Seeking Emergency Care” at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan starting in fall 2017. The project aims to implement and evaluate the evidence-based intervention SafERteens to prevent violence and alcohol use in at-risk youth. Learn more about the SafERteens intervention here, or on the website

About Dr. Patrick Carter

Patrick Carter, M.D.

Patrick Carter, M.D.

Dr. Carter is an Assistant Professor within the U-M Department of Emergency Medicine and is part of the CDC-funded U-M Injury Center, serving as the co-lead of the Injury Center’s Policy workgroup. He completed his clinical training in emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine, followed by a two-year NIH/NIAAA postdoctoral research fellowship through the U-M Injury Center and Substance Abuse Section of the Department of Psychiatry. His current research focuses on youth violence, substance use, and the development and implementation of technology-assisted behavioral and public health interventions within ED settings. He is currently the Principal Investigator on a K23 career development grant from the National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA), as well as a Co-investigator on multiple CDC-funded grants, all of which are focused on testing the efficacy of public health interventions for the prevention or reduction of youth violence and co-occurring risk behaviors such as substance use. Dr. Carter has also completed injury-related policy research focusing on unintentional injury, including evaluating public health interventions for alcohol-impaired driving, distracted driving, and the impact of the recent Michigan’s universal motorcycle helmet law repeal.

Click here for more information on the Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP).