Robert Rosenheck MD

Professor of Psychiatry and of Public Health (Health Policy)


Departments & Organizations

DAHRS

School of Public Health

NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program

Psychiatry: Mental Health Services Research, Division of

Biography

Dr. Robert Rosenheck is Professor of Psychiatry, Public Health and at the Child Study Center at Yale Medical School where he is also Director of the Division of Mental Health Services and Outcomes Research in the Department of Psychiatry. He is an internationally known mental health service researcher who is leader in cost-effectiveness studies of behavioral health interventions and in monitoring quality of care and other aspects of the performance of large health care system. He was responsible for the cost-effectiveness components of the recent NIMH-funded Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease trials as well as two VA Cooperative Studies on the cost-effectiveness of antipsychotic medication. As founding Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Northeast Program Evaluation Center he spent 22 years evaluating, disseminating, and monitoring innovative mental health programs across the VA system including: (i) several hundred specialized programs for homeless veterans; (ii) a national network of 100 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams for veterans who suffer from severe and persistent mental illnesses; (iii) a variety of specialized programs for veterans suffering from war-related PTSD and iv. a national network of work restoration programs. Beginning in 1994 he published the annual Mental Health Report Card for the Department of Veterans Affairs (see http://NEPEC.med.VA.gov) He was a prime architect of national VA collaborative programs with both the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Social Security Administration. He also directed both the client-level evaluation of the ACCESS program for homeless mentally ill Americans, for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services and the joint HUD-HHS-VA Collaborative Initiative on Chronic Homelessness. He has published more than 700 scientific papers on topics such as performance evaluation of large mental health systems, mental health quality of care, the causes of homelessness, the organization and financing of mental health services, and the cost-effectiveness of psychosocial and psychopharmacological treatments of serious mental illness, homelessness, and PTSD among war veterans.


Education

  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania , 1973

Selected Publication

  • Rosenheck RA and Sernyak MJ. Developing a policy for second- generation antipsychotic drugs. Health Affairs 2009; 28(5): w782-w793. Published on-line July 21, 2009: http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/reprint/hlthaff.28.5.w782v1
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