Mark Munetz, M.D.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Mark R. Munetz, M.D., is Professor and Chair Emeritus of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Prior to his retirement in 2019, he served as Professor and The Margaret Clark Morgan Chair of Psychiatry at NEOMED. He directed community psychiatry training, oversaw the Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence, the Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health, and the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center.

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and did his residency in psychiatry at the Lafayette Clinic, Detroit Michigan and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Munetz was Medical Director for the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADM) Services Board from 1992- 2012 where he helped develop and sustain an outpatient civil commitment program, one of the first in Ohio. He held faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Massachusetts and Case Western Reserve University. 

Dr. Munetz  helped plan, implement, and study jail diversion programs for individuals with serious mental disorders, including the Crisis Intervention Team program and mental health courts. He is the co-developer of the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM), a framework to help communities reduce criminal justice involvement of individuals with serious mental disorders that has been widely adopted throughout the U.S. and is the basis for work supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Dr. Munetz  is also instrumental in the planning and implementation of coordinated specialty care programs, known as FIRST programs, for individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis, throughout Ohio.