Christopher R. Larrison earned a B.S. degree from Cornell University (1988), and a MSW (1996) and PhD (1999) from the University of Georgia. He has over 10 years of professional and research experience with community mental health agencies.  Dr. Larrison is interested in community based service agencies and how they interact with clients and policies to create outcomes for clients.  Several of Dr. Larrison’s peer reviewed articles have been placed on suggested reading lists by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Government Accounting Office, and The World Bank.  Dr. Larrison is currently the PI for a three year NIMH funded field project that is examining the relationship between organizational climate and treatment outcomes for African American adults receiving services at 12 community mental health agencies in the Upper Mississippi River Basin.