Departments & Organizations
My research and related consultation and teaching has centered for the past fifteen years on citizenship as an applied theoretical framework for the social inclusion and participating membership in society of people with mental illnesses. Related to this work is my past and continuing writing and research on homelessness and mental health outreach and peer-informed interventions for people with mental illness and criminal histories. I also write and have conducted research in the areas of narrative medicine, patient-doctor relationships, high-technology medicine, and medical errors.
Education & Training
|PhD||Yale University (1996)|
Honors & Recognition
2012 First Place, Clinical Innovations in Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry: “The Citizenship Intervention”2012 First Place, Clinical Innovations in Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry: “The Citizenship Intervention”YSM, Department of Psychiatry (2012)
Peer Review Service 2013 Scientific Committee, 4th International WHO-CC Meeting, How to Promote Empowerment Experiences for Mental Health Users and Carers in Europe?: Indicators and Good Practices, January 2014, Lille Scientific and Advisory Board, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment in Mental Health: Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness, Second Meeting on Patient Reported Outcomes and Person Centered Care in Mental Health, Washington. D.C. 2011 Honorary Member, Scientific Committee, Second International Congress of Integrative and Expertal Psychiatry, Iasi, Romania 2010 Member, Scientific Committee on Housing First, French Ministry of Health 2009-2011 Expert Panel Member, Cross-Site National Evaluation, GBHI Program, SAMHSA, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment 2010-2011 Member, International Scientific Committee, Conference of the 5 Continents: Psychosocial Effects of Globalization and Mental Health; For an Ecology of Social Ties (2011 conference, Lille) 2001-2006 Member Scientific Review Committee, Program for the Study of Health Care Relationships, Donaghue Foundation State, National, and International Advisory and Policy Service 2012- Founder and Board Member, General Assembly, International Movement on Citizenship & Mental Health, Quebec City, CA 2012- SAMHSA Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) Steering Committee, Columbus House, Inc. 2010 Founding Member, International Movement of Citizenship sychiatry 2009- Mentor, (NIH-funded) Center for the Study of Recovery in Social Contexts, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research 2009 Planning Committee Member. Social inclusion: From life on the margins to life in the community, SAMHSA, Washington, D.C. 2009-2010 Member, Regional Advisory Board, South Central Connecticut, Connection, Inc. 2008-2009 Board Member, ALSO-Cornerstone, Inc. 2008 Consultant and writer, Social inclusion and the transformation of mental health services: Transatlantic perspectives. University of Pittsburgh European Center of Excellence/University Center for International Studies and School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008 2007-2008 Consultant on Mental Health Outreach, National Center for Homelessness and Trauma, Boston, MA 2001-2003 Co-Chair, Committee on Treatment Access and Adherence, DMHAS 2000-2004 Member, DMHAS Homelessness Policy and Program Planning Group 2000 Expert/Panelist, Plenary Session, ACCESS Program, SAMHSA 1999-2001 Member, Advisory Committee, DMHAS Housing Study 1996-1999 Member, National ACCESS Steering Committee, SAMHSA 1994 Expert Panelist/Consultant, Service-based Enumeration planning workshop, United States, Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census 1994 Member, Connecticut Department of Mental Health, Policy Committee on Housing for Homeless Persons Journal Service 2012-present Member, Editorial Board and Poetry Eitor, The Perch: An Arts & Literary Journal 2008-present Member, Editorial Board, Medical Humanities (BMJ Group) 1997-present Reviewer for: American Journal of Community Psychology; American Journal of Nursing; BMC International Health and Human Rights; Research in Clinical Oncology; Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry; Ethnography; Human Organization; Journal for Groups in Addiction and Recovery; Journal of Behavioral Mental Health Care Administration; Journal of Intellectual Disability Research; Jounral of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association; Medical Humanities; Oxford University Press; Psychiatric Services; Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services; Sociology; Rienne Publishers; Social Inquiry; Social Problems; Inquiry; Sage Publications; University of Alabama Press, University of Nevada Press; Vanderbilt University Press; Yale University Press Yale University Service University Committees 2012- Chair, Voter Registration/Civic Participation Committee, Standing Committee of Professional Medical and Staff Committees, Connecticut Mental Health Center and Department of Psychiatry 2012- Chair, Client Voter Registration Committee, Ad Hoc Working Group, Connecticut Mental Health Center, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry 2012- Chair, Combined Yale College Public Service Research Grant and Cohen Summer Public Service Fellowship Committee 2010- Member, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program’s Steering Committee on Community Projects 2007-2009 Urban Studies Committee 2004-2011 Member, Combined Yale College Public Service Research Grant and Cohen Summer Public Service Fellowship Committee 2003-2008 Training Grant Faculty, HPA NIMH Training Grant 2001-2009 Board Member, Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project 2000-2006 Member, Disability Study Group, Interdisciplinary Bioethics Initiative, Institution for Social and Policy Studies 2000-2003 Expert Panel Member, Program for the Study of Health Care Relationships, Yale School of Nursing 1999-2008 Member, Interdisciplinary Bioethics Initiative, Institution for Social and Policy Studies Departmental Committees 2003-2004 Member, Community Services Network Vision Subcommittee, CMHC 2003-2004 Substance Abuse Service Development Working Group, CMHC 1999-2000 Member, Outreach and Engagement Project Advisory Committee, CMHC 1995 Member, Special Committee on Health Care and Medical Services, Outpatient Division, CMHC, Yale Department of Psychiatry 1994-2000 Co-Chair, Homeless Services Committee, Mental Health Managed Service System of South Central Connecticut, CMHC Public Service 2012- Board Member, Connecticut Women’s Consortium 2012- Secretary, Connecticut Legal Rights Project 2010-2012 Board Member, Connecticut Legal Rights Project 2012- Member, Medical Respite Task Force, Columbus House, Inc. 2011- Member, Scientific Committee, World Health Organization Coordinating Council for Research and Training in Mental Health, Lille France 2010- U.S. representative, International Movement for Citizen Psychiatry 2010- Member, Research Advisory Committee, Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness 2009- Expert Panel Member, Cross-Site National Evaluation, GBHI Program, SAMHSA, CSAT 2009- Honorary Member, Les Nomades Celestes, Marseille, France 2008-2009 Board Member, ALSO-Cornerstone, Inc. 2008-2009 Advisory Group, IT & Research Infrastructure Needs, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center Corporation 2007 Course Director, “Homelessness and beyond: A training course for New Haven shelter staff,” Mayor’s Select Committee on Homelessness, City of New Haven 2004 Member, Program Evaluation and Application Committee of the New Haven Cntinuum of Care 2002-2004 Facilitator, Statewide Network of Outreach Workers, for Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness 2002 Facilitator, Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Connecticut, Coecticut Coalition to End Homelessness 2001-2004 Member, Continuum for Success, Housing Authority of New Haven 2001-2003 Co-Chair, Committee on Treatment Access and Adherence, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services 2001-2002 Board Member, Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness 2001-2002 Course Director, Homelessness and the art of sheltering, for Mayor’s Select Committee on Homelessness, City of New Haven 2001-2002 Expert Member, New Haven Homelessness Plan Group, City of New Haven 2001 Scientific Review Committee, Program for the Study of Health Care Relationships, Donaghue Foundation 2000-2004 Training Consultant, Mayor’s Select Committee on Homelessness, City of New Haven 2000-2001 Secretary, New Haven Substance Abuse Planning Council, South Central Behavioral Health Network 2000 Expert Panelist, Plenary Session, ACCESS Program, SAMHSA/CMHS 1999-2001 Expert Member, Census 2000 Undercount Committee, Mayor’s Select Committee for he 2000 Census in New Haven 1999-2001 Member, Access/Crisis Subcommittee, South Central Behavioral Health Network, 1999-2001 Member, Advisory Committee, DMHAS Housing Study 1999-2000 Member, DMHAS Committee on Housing for Individuals with Substance Abuse ad Dual Diagnosis, PILOTS, 1999-2000 1996-2000 Member, HUD Continuum of Care, City of New Haven 1996-1999 National ACCESS Steering Committee, SAMHSA/CMHS 1994-2001 New Haven Homeless Health Care Advisory Committee 1994 Connecticut Department of Mental Health, Policy Committee on Housing for Homeless Persons 1994 Expert/Panelist, Service-based Enumeration planning workshop, United States, Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census Various orgainzations, see above (1994 - 2013)
Mental health research Canada; France (2003 - 2013)
Research and consultation on citizenship and recovery-oriented care including peers (persons with lived experience of behavioral health disorders) as staff and researchers.