Director of Research
- Ph.D. Social Work and Social Psychology University of Michigan
- M.S.W. University of Michigan
- M.S. Psychology University of Michigan
- M.A. Sociology Eastern Michigan University
- B.A. Psychology University of Michigan
Contact279 Williams Street, Room 343 Athens, GA 30602
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (706) 542-5441
Orion Mowbray examines two areas of research: (1) Promoting access to mental health services, and (2) Understanding differential outcomes associated with mental health services utilization. In these specific areas of research, Dr. Mowbray has examined the experiences of multiple vulnerable populations, including how persons in the criminal justice access mental health and substance use services, how public mental health systems adopt medication-assisted treatments for persons with substance use disorders, caregiver needs and child behavioral health problems among those in the child welfare system, and how persons with chronic health problems experience mental health and substance use related problems.
Since joining the University of Georgia in 2013, Dr. Mowbray has established a track record of research and training funding in these areas from the National Institutes of Health, the Bureau of Justice Assistance the Health Resources and Services Administration and SAMHSA. He has authored/coauthored many peer-reviewed articles in various high impact substance use, mental health, and social work journals.
Mental health and substance use, research methods, program evaluation, quantitative research methodology, data analysis, mental health assessment
Access to mental health services, criminal justice, child welfare involved caregivers, older adults