Research at Pine Rest

Research offers the opportunity for our staff and patients to be involved in novel and innovative approaches to psychiatric care. By partnering with the biotechnology community, industry and academia-based research programs, Pine Rest demonstrates its dedication to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

For more information, our research staff can be reached at 616.222.4592 or

Research Studies Open to Enrollment

The Biological Triggers of Depression in Pregnancy (Kynurenine Pathway Metabolites in Perinatal Depression and Suicidality)

Contact Info:

LeAnn Smart, Clinical Research Coordinator

Phone:  616.222.4592


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Recent Studies

  • Validation of Computerized Adaptive Testing in an Outpatient Nonacademic Setting: The VOCATIONS Trial
  • The Biological Triggers of Depression in Pregnancy: Kynurenine Pathway Metabolites in Perinatal Depression and Suicidality
  • Response and Remission Rates of Severe Depression to Right Unilateral and Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Field Testing of the Computerized Adaptive Testing – Depression Inventory (CAT-DI)
  • Correlating Depression Symptoms and Suicidality to Inflammatory Biomarkers for Depression
  • Programs to Monitor Prescription Drug Abuse in the United States
  • The Impact of Forgiveness and Spiritual Distress in an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for Agitation and Aggression in Dementia
  • Assessing Trauma and Grief in Children
  • Severe Mental Illness in Adults and Physical Outcomes
  • Psychoeducational Intervention on Health Promoting Behaviors and Physical Health
  • Primary Care Management of Adolescent Depression Prior to Hospitalization
  • The Evaluation of the Clinical Impact of the Antidepressant Pharmacogenomic Algorithm in an Outpatient Clinical Setting: A Randomized Double Blind Pilot Study