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Department of Psychiatry

Houston, Texas

The Alkek Building at Baylor College of Medicine
Psychiatry
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Mark E. Kunik, M.D., M.P.H.

ProfessorMark Kunik Photo

Associate Director, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies:
A Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and
Development Center of Excellence
Associate Director, Research Training, South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC)

MEDVAMC HSR&D (152)
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Telephone: 713-794-8639
E-mail: mkunik@bcm.edu

Baylor College of Medicine (M.D.)
University of Texas School of Health (M.P.H.)
Baylor College of Medicine (Residency)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Geriatric Fellowship)

Clinical Interests:

Geropsychiatry

Research Interests:

Dr. Kunik is interested in examining the determinants of behavioral disturbances in patients with dementia, and how these behavioral disturbances affect health service use. Dr. Kunik is also interested in developing cost-effective interventions to treat anxiety and depression in older patients with chronic medical illnesses in the primary care setting.

Academic Background and Distinctions:

Dr. Kunik graduated from the University of Texas with honors in 1983. He received his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in 1987, completed his residency in Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in 1991, and was a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1991, and was a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1991-1992. He completed (December 2000) his MPH at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Dr. Kunik is currently a Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine; Associate Director, Houston Center for Quality of Care & Utilization Studies: A Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Center of Excellence; Associate Director for Research Training, South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, & Clinical Center (MIRECC); and Psychiatry Director, South Central MIRECC Special Fellowship in Advanced Psychiatry & Psychology.

Curriculum Vitae

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