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Mark E. Kunik, M.D., M.P.H.

Mark E. Kunik, M.D., M.P.H.

Chief, Behavioral Health & Implementation Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Department of Medicine, Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine

Director, South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC)

Email: kunik.marke@va.gov

Phone: 713-794-8639

Phone: 713-791-1414 ext. 10330

Research Interests

  • Addressing determinants of behavioral disturbances in patients with dementia
  • Developing and implementing interventions to treat anxiety and depression in older patients outside the mental health setting

Education

  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • M.P.H., University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas
  • Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Geriatric Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Awards and Activities

  • VA HSR&D Daniel Deykin Award for Outstanding Mentor, 2015
  • Baylor College of Medicine Teaching Award in Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Texas Super Doctors, 2010-2012, 2014
  • South Central Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center Excellence in Research Award, 2010
  • Best Doctors in America, 1996-97, 2000-2001, 2003-2014

Dr. Kunik's PubMed Link*

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