|The Interest Group
on Statistics in Mental Health Research (SMHR) of
Statistical Association (ASA) was established with
the following goals:
1. To provide a forum for the communication among
statisticians who are interested in mental health
research and communication between statisticians
and mental health researchers and other stakeholders,
to facilitate the use of sound statistical methodologies
in mental health research;
2. To facilitate the development and application
of statistical methodologies for mental health research;
3. To promote career opportunities for statisticians
in mental health research.
Please see our Mission Statement for further information.
The formation of SMHR was approved in June 2011 by the Council
of Sections Governing Board of the ASA. Please see ASA
Section List for a list of ASA Sections and Interest Groups (including SMHR).
We plan to launch a variety of activities in the
years to come, such as:
The possibilities of what SMHR can accomplish are
really unlimited. Please join us, participate in
our activities, and develop new activities that are
of interest to you.
- A newsletter and a listserv or online forum
to facilitate the sharing of information among
members regarding career opportunities, funding
opportunities, conferences and other activities,
and journal clubs, interviews with leaders in the
- Sponsoring and co-sponsoring invited
sessions and topic-contributed sessions at the
Meetings (JSM) and other professional meetings;
- Hosting meetings during the JSM and
other professional meetings for members to convene
If you are interested in joining the SMHR, please
fill out the enrollment form.
For further information, please contact