Research

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.

The Pine Rest clinical staff and MSU College of Human Medicine faculty members have been published in several high impact scientific journals on depression, schizophrenia, dementia, bipolar disorder, bioethics, epidemiology, inflammation, smoking cessation, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and platelet function, and have worked on projects involving pharmacogenomics, electroconvulsive therapy, new depression screening tools and psychotropic medications, biomarkers of depression, and the impact of forgiveness and spirituality on treatment outcomes. Clinical staff and faculty members have also served as reviewers for numerous peer-reviewed journals as well as members of institutional review boards and NIH study sections.

Some of our recent research collaborations have included partnerships with Duke University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Mayo Clinic, McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School Affiliate), Michigan State University, National Institutes of Health, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Van Andel Research Institute, Northwell Health, Emory University, Medical University of South Carolina, Spectrum Health, and Johns Hopkins

Research Department welcomes Vice President Nagy Youssef, MD, PhD

The Pine Rest Research Department is pleased to introduce our brand new Vice President of Research, Nagy Youssef, MD, PhD!

An internationally recognized leader in behavioral health research, Dr. Youssef will oversee and expand research initiatives at Pine Rest and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he will also serve as professor and director of the Division of Psychiatry and Behavior Medicine.

Youssef, Nagy

Research News

Pine Rest and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Welcome Nagy Youssef, MD, PhD, to Leadership Roles

Pine Rest and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Welcome Nagy Youssef, MD, PhD, to Leadership Roles

Internationally-recognized researcher and leader Dr. Nagy Youssef has joined Pine Rest as Vice President of Research and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine as Director of the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. On...

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VAI, Pine Rest Study: Blood Markers Can Predict Depression in Pregnancy

VAI, Pine Rest Study: Blood Markers Can Predict Depression in Pregnancy

Signs of inflammation in the blood reliably predict and identify severe depression in pregnancy, reports a new study led by scientists at Van Andel Institute and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.

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Dr. Chad Percifield Awarded “Best Clinical Case Report” by American Psychiatric Association

Dr. Chad Percifield Awarded “Best Clinical Case Report” by American Psychiatric Association

Dr. Percifield’s presentation and research poster, ‘Suicidality and Psychosis Following Vaping Related Lung Injury’, explores how using e-cigarettes to vape tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) “places individuals at a significantly increased risk...

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Pine Rest Study Published in JHA – Journal of Hospital Administration

Pine Rest Study Published in JHA – Journal of Hospital Administration

A recent study, Limiting transmission of COVID-19 in an inpatient psychiatric hospital using a special care unit as a behavioral health model, compiled by members of the Pine Rest research team has been published in JHA.

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