General Meeting -U of M Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program

 Presenters will talk about: “Understanding Bipolar Disorder” presented by the University of Michigan’s Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program

Presenting will be:  David Marshall, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, and Christine Ribbens Grimm, B.S.N, R.N., Clinical Research Nurse from the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program

Bipolar disorder can be a devastating illness, for both individuals and families. It is a chronic disease with unstable and unpredictable moods. However, the positive news is that bipolar disorder is treatable, and new research advances are underway. Join experts from the Prechter Bipolar Research Program at the University of Michigan Depression Center to learn more about the latest research on the causes and treatments for bipolar disorder.

    David Marshall, Ph.D., ABPP Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry

“Identifying cognitive and psycho-social factors that influence mood disorders enables us to gain a better understanding of how those factors influence risk and resiliency as well as offers the opportunity to develop early identification markers that could provide additional interventions to help mitigate the long-term effects of these disorders. I am forever grateful for the research participants who share their life stories with us in order to help improve the lives of many who suffer from bipolar disorder.”


Dr. Marshall received his B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University. He completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology (neuropsychology track) at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and then went on to complete an APA accredited postdoctoral fellowship in clinical and research neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Marshall is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. His research interests are in neuropsychology. He is specifically interested in investigating features that influence mood disorders to help clarify the risks and effects comprised by both cognitive and affective factors, with a focus on substance use disorders, adverse childhood experiences, aging, and suicide. His research investigating early adverse experiences and the impact they have on executive functioning has provided timely insight into the developing brain and the need for early treatments targeted for those at-risk individuals. Furthermore, his research has garnered much interest in the media leading to multiple media interviews and an article in the Detroit Free Press.

Prechter Program Ribbens Grimm   Christine Ribbens Grimm, B.S.N, R.N.

Clinical Research Nurse


Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Nursing from the University of Michigan. She has been a part of the Prechter bipolar research team since 2007. She is active in coordinating a multi-center, NIH clinical treatment trial for depression and also conducts life history assessments for the longitudinal study. She holds an interest in cognitive health and aging, collecting data for a study which is investigating shared genetic patterns among inherited brain diseases.

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