Project Team

MCCIST is a partnership between the Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry and the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA).

Michigan Medicine
Department of Psychiatry


To produce impactful research that substantially reduces the burden of mental illness; improve access to care in the right place, at the right time, at the right level for all patients needing clinical services; and deliver top-notch interprofessional training to all trainees so that they are equipped to meet patient needs as part of teams in the healthcare setting.



To lead and collaborate in the reduction of disease risk, promotion of mental health and well-being across the lifespan, and to treat and help individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders achieve their highest potential.

Michigan Medicine Project Team

Gregory Dalack, MD – Program Director
Paul Pfeiffer, MD – Co-Director
Ed Deneke, MD – Lead Psychiatric Consultant Trainer
Karla Metzger, LMSW – Program Manager
Debbra Snyder, LMSW – Project Manager
Sarah Fraley, LMSW – Lead Training and Implementation Specialist
Courtney Miller, LMSW – Training and Implementation Specialist
Karen Gall, LMSW – Training and Implementation Specialist

Theresa Porter – Administrative Assistant Senior

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Michigan Primary Care Association

For more than 35 years, the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) has been the voice for health centers and other community-based providers in Michigan. MPCA formed in the late 1970s as a networking organization for health centers and stakeholders interested in fostering primary care in rural underserved communities across the state. Today, 45 health center organizations provide quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventive health care for more than 680,000 Michigan residents at more than 300 sites located in both rural and urban communities across the state.



To advocate for and enhance comprehensive, accessible, innovative, and affordable community-based health services while influencing and advancing health policy at the state and national level.

MPCA Project Team

Jackie Chandler, MS – Program Specialist

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