Jack Tsai Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Research Summary

My work is focused mainly on health services research of three different, but often related populations: adults with severe mental illness, American military veterans, and chronically homeless adults. I seek to improve understanding of mental illnesses like schizophrenia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders. I am interested in improving health services through program evaluation, testing new interventions, and finding explanatory variables for individual differences in outcomes.


Selected Publications

  • Tsai, J., Kasprow, W. J., & Rosenheck, R. A. (2013). Latent homeless risk profiles of a national sample of homeless veterans and their relation to program referral and admission patterns. American Journal of Public Health, 103(Suppl 2), S239-47.
  • Tsai, J., Rosenheck, R. A., Culhane, D. P. Artiga, S. (2013). Medicaid expansion: chronically homeless adults will need targeted enrollment and access to a broad range of services. Health Affairs, 32(9), 1552-9.
  • Tsai, J., Whealin, J. M., Scott, C., Harpaz-Rotem, Il, & Pietrzak, R. H. (2012). Examining the relation between combat-related concussion, a novel 5-factor model of posttraumatic stress symptoms, and health-related quality of life in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 73(8), 1110-1118.
  • Tsai, J., Edens, E. L., & Rosenheck, R. A. (2011). Nicotine Dependence and Its Risk Factors Among Users of Veterans Health Services, 2009. Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(6), A127.
  • Tsai, J., Pietrzak, R. H., Southwick, S. M., & Harpaz-Rotem, I. (2011). Examining the dimensionality of combat-related posttraumatic stress and depressive symptoms in treatment-seeking OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Journal of Affective Disorders, 135(1-3), 310-314.
  • Tsai, J. & Salyers, M. P. (2010). Recovery Orientation in Hospital and Community Settings. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 37(3), 385-399.
  • Tsai, J., Lysaker, P. H., Vohs, J. L. (2010). Negative symptoms and concomitant attention deficits in schizophrenia: A subgroup associated with anxiety, social dysfunction, and avoidant coping. Journal of Mental Health, 19(2), 184-192.
  • Tsai, J., & Bond, G. R. (2008). A comparison of electronic records to paper records in mental health centers. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 20(2), 136-143.

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