Dr. Kara Zivin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Medical School and a Faculty Associate at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. She is also a Research Health Scientist at the VA Center for Clinical Management Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She completed her PhD in health policy at Harvard University. Dr. Zivin’s research applies quantitative methods to mental health services and policy with a focus on predictors and consequences of depression in late-life and among Veterans. Her research examines cost-effectiveness of depression care, mortality risks among depressed patients, employment support needs among those with mood disorders, psychosocial contributors to late-life depression, and the impact of short and long term antidepressant use and adherence on depression, health, and cost outcomes.