Mihriye Mete, PhD

Mihriye Mete, PhD, is the director of behavioral health research and a senior member of the Center for Biostatistics, Informatics and Data Science at MHRI. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry of Georgetown University.

Dr. Mete specializes in quantitative research methods and conducts research in mental and behavioral health. Her current research agenda includes projects in substance abuse, mindfulness, depression and anxiety, healthcare workforce wellbeing and diabetes management. With her interdisciplinary background, she is able to view clinical studies from the public health, policy, and socio-economic perspectives, among others, and incorporate the most appropriate and scientifically sound study design and data analysis approaches. Dr. Mete also collaborates with investigators in palliative care and cancer research.

Because of the collaborative nature of her work, she has experience working with numerous investigators across a broad range of disciplines and has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. Her work is widely published in journals, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, and the Journal of Traumatic Stress.

In addition to her research and management responsibilities, Dr. Mete serves as a consultant in econometric and demographic analysis and has worked for such notable organizations as the World Bank. Prior to joining MedStar, she held faculty positions at Michigan State University and the University of Georgia and was a visiting Assistant Professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, where she taught courses in advanced statistical methods.

Dr. Mete earned a bachelor's degree in Management Engineering, with a specialization in Economics and Mathematics, from Istanbul Technical University and received a PhD in Political Science, with emphasis on statistical methods, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Research Interests

Dr. Mete's research interests include

  • Clinical study design
  • Biostatistics
  • Outcomes Research
  • Data analysis
  • EMRs
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Behavioral health
  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Physician Wellbeing
  • Healthcare Workforce Wellbeing
  • Mindfulness
  • Diabetes management

Dr. Mete's research is supported through commercial and government grants and contracts and private foundations. Her current research interests include substance abuse, mindfulness, depression and anxiety, healthcare workforce wellbeing and diabetes management.

Selected Research Studies or Projects

Dr. Mete is the PI of a telehealth project funded by the DC Department of Healthcare Finance to link patients who screened positive for opioid use in the Emergency Department (ED) to an external medication assisted treatment provider while in the ED to facilitate treatment linkages.

She is a co-investigator of the PCORI-funded TAME study that compares the effectiveness of a mindfulness based stress reduction program to a first line medication therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders. View Dr. Mete's publications on PubMed

Research Areas

  • Biostatistics/Bioinformatics
  • Data Science

Research Areas

  • Biostatistics/Bioinformatics
    Health Services/Quality/Outcomes
    Implementation Science
    Maternal-Fetal/Women’s Health
    Nursing Research
    Psychiatry/Mental Health