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Robert Rosenheck, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and of Health Policy; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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Robert Rosenheck, MD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    950 Campbell Ave

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States



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 five multi-site VA Cooperative Studies. 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 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 900 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. He has conducted global mental health services research in China, Brazil, Nigeria, and Ghana. He has received awards for his work from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Public Health Association, among others

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Pennsylvania (1973)

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