Michael L. Dennis, Ph.D.

  • Senior Research Psychologist and GAIN Coordinating Center Director
  • Chestnut Health Systems
  • Normal, IL   
  • Website


Contact me for: Substance use and recovery researcher focused on research to practice issues over the life course; Also provide training, technical assistance and an electronic infrastructure to support clinical decision making around diagnosis, treatment planning, placement, outcome monitoring, implementation and clinical research related to substance use intervention.

Dr. Michael Dennis is a Senior Research Psychologist and GAIN Coordinating Center Director in Chestnut Health Systems Bloomington/Normal Office. He has led over a dozen randomized trials to evaluate the most effective and cost effective ways to provide treatment and recovery support services to adolescents, young adults, and adults. The GAIN he developed is in use in all 50 states, 11 provinces of Canada and 8 other countries. He is also the parent of 4 adult children and proud grandparent of two.

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