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Project Information

Project Information

Supporting the Whole Student: Mental Health and Well-Being in STEMM Undergraduate and Graduate Education

Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of BHEW and in collaboration with HMD, will conduct a study of the ways in which colleges and universities provide treatment and support for the mental health and well-being of undergraduate and graduate students, with a focus on STEMM students to the extent fields of study are available. The committee will:
• Review data and analyze research on mental health services and the students who seek mental health and well-being services on campuses over the last decade;
• Identify and review programs, practices, resources, and policies that institutions of higher education have developed to treat mental health issues and to support well-being on campuses;
• Analyze the challenges institutions face--including financial, cultural, and human resource obstacles and methods to address these challenges;
• Investigate factors related to mental health services and support for student well-being, such as student academic performance, and campus climate;
• Examine, to the extent possible, the relationship between student mental health and well-being, and rates of alcohol and drug abuse, and recommend ways in which institutions can address substance abuse and its effects on campus climate.

The committee will produce a consensus report with recommendations, as well as derivative products that will be broadly distributed on campuses, at professional society meetings, and in other venues.

Status: Current


Project Duration (months): 24 month(s)

RSO: Scherer, Layne


Health and Medicine
Policy for Science and Technology

Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 09/23/2019

Alan I. Leshner - (Chair)
Chris Brownson
Gerard Clancy
Bonnie Duran
Daniel Eisenberg
Amy Lenhart
Frances Leslie
Ben Locke
Gail A. Mattox
Maria A. Oquendo
Stephanie Pinder-Amaker
Julie Posselt
Claire E. Sterk
Jeanie Tietjen
Layne Scherer - (Staff Officer)



National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  

Description :   

Meeting Objectives

  • Analyze the study charge, approach, and committee expectations
  • Complete committee introductions, including bias and conflict of interest discussion
  • Discuss potential audiences and identify topics to address in our report
  • Identify key constituents to be invited to future open sessions
  • Form working groups and assign work to do before meeting #2

Registration for in Person Attendance :   

If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Layne Scherer
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2833

Supporting File(s)
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