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Mental Health Services and Policy

Related Faculty

Philip Leaf, PhD
Dr. Leaf’s research focuses on systems of care and preventive, treatment, and recovery programs in mental health specialty, primary care, and community contexts.

Ramin Mojtabai, MD, PhD
Dr. Mojtabai's research focuses on patterns and trends of treatment seeking in the general population, unmet need for mental health care and pharmaco-epidemiology of psychiatric medications.

Elizabeth Stuart, PhD
Dr. Stuart’s work focuses on the development of statistical methods for estimating causal effects and for handling data complexities such as missing data and multilevel data structures.This includes methods for non-experimental studies, such as investigating the effects of the federal mental health parity law and recent state opioid policies, as well as methods for designing and analyzing randomized experiments, including methods to assess their generalizability to target populations for decision-making. She co-directs the T32 on Mental Health Services and Systems and the Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research (both with Dr. Colleen Barry).

Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD
Dr. Letourneau’s research interests intersect around the prevention of child sexual abuse victimization and perpetration. More specifically, research on the evaluation of sex offender public policy effects; development and evaluation of assessment instruments and clinical interventions addressing youth and adult sex offending behaviors; development and evaluation of interventions addressing youth sexual risk behaviors.

Reshmi Nair, PhD
Assistant Scientist
Dr. Reshmi’s work supports ongoing efforts at the Moore Center to evaluate the effects of juvenile sex offender registration and notification policies and to validate child sexual abuse primary prevention efforts. She has taken a leadership role in work that aims to identify geographic differences in rates of abuse and the macrosystem factors that might be associated with such differences.

Rebecca Fix, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dr. Fix’s research has two primary foci: 1) the prevention of violent and sexual offending and 2) discrimination and bias in the juvenile justice system.

Luciana Assini-Meytin, PhD
Assistant Scientist
The impact of social and behavioral factors on individuals’ life course trajectories has been a primary focus of Dr. Assini-Meytin's research. Specifically, her research has been focused on the long-term consequences of adolescent parenthood and pathways to positive outcomes, including determinants of socioeconomic attainment among teen mothers and teen fathers in their adulthood. More recently, my work has been concentrated on the prevention of child sexual abuse and the long-term consequences of adverse childhood maltreatment for both, men and women. I am particularly interested in prevention science, life course research, and gender differences in mental health outcomes.

Sachini Bandara, PhD
Assistant Professor
The overarching goal of Dr. Bandata's research is to improve the well-being of individuals with mental illness and substance use disorder, particularly individuals involved in the criminal justice system. She conducts policy implementation and evaluation research focused on improving access to high quality treatment services and social safety-net programs. She also conducts communication research examining how communication strategies influence public stigma toward, and support for policies that benefit, people with mental health or substance use conditions.

Ryoko Susukida, PhD
Assistant Scientist
Dr. Susukida conducts applied statistical analysis in mental and behavioral health research, particularly in the area of treatments for substance use disorders.

Affiliated Faculty

Deborah Agus, JD
Colleen Barry, PhD
Anne Duggan, ScD
Anita Everett, MD
Robert Findling, MD
Deborah Gross, PhD
Ronald Manderscheid, PhD
Anne Riley, PhD
Donald Steinwachs, PhD
Lawrence Wissow, MD MPH