Sheps Researchers win 2021 Willard Manning Award

  A paper featuring the work of Sheps researchers, Marisa Domino, PhD and Joseph Morrissey, PhD, has won the 2021 Willard Manning Award in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research.  The paper, “Putting Providers At-Risk through Capitation or Shared Savings: How Strong are Incentives for Upcoding and Treatment Changes?”, was published in the Journal of Mental… Read more »

AcademyHealth Interest Group Selection by Kathleen Thomas

  State Benchmarking, Employment Outcomes, and Implications for People with Disabilities, lead author Kathleen Thomas,  was selected at AcademyHealth 2018 to be featured in the first ever “Best of IG” session at the 2018 Annual Research Meeting. These were presented at the Interest Group Pre-Conference Meeting. You can read the abstract at this link:

The challenge of preventing mass shootings through mental health records

In the aftermath of the school shooting in Florida, there’s been discussion of addressing those with mental and emotional problems. But preventing violence by using mental health records is more complicated than many realize. What systems are already in place and what are the challenges? Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Jeffrey Swanson, Professor in Psychiatry and… Read more »

Access to Mental Health Care Has Increased Under the Affordable Care Act

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 15, 2017 – People with mental illness reported that they were more likely to be insured and thus better able to access health and mental health services following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new study published online today in Psychiatric Services in Advance. Effects were seen in states that had expanded… Read more »

Kathleen C. Thomas Receives 2017 Banks Award for Mentoring

Kathleen C. Thomas, PhD, MPH, was awarded the 2017 Steven M. Banks Award from the Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association in recognition of outstanding mentoring and sponsorship of diverse mental health services researchers. Dr. Thomas is a Senior Research Fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and… Read more »

New UNC project to create hub for connecting rural health providers with innovative techniques to combat opioid use disorders and overdose deaths

New UNC ECHO for Medication Assisted Treatment project to research barriers and enabling factors for primary care providers to offer medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders and thereby impact opioid overdose death rates in North Carolina [CHAPEL HILL, NC] – A new research initiative at UNC-Chapel Hill will help to increase North Carolinian’s access… Read more »

A paper by Dr. Marisa Domino and Mental Health colleagues is in press at the premier journal, Health Services Research

Drs. Marisa Domino, Joe Morrissey, and Mona Kilany (T32 alum) have a paper in press at the premier journal, Health Services Research.  The paper, entitled “Through the Looking Glass: Estimating Effects of Medical Homes for People with Severe Mental Illness,” found positive associations between medical homes and access to primary care, specialty mental health care,… Read more »

Mental Health Postdoc Faculty Mentor, Byron Powell, receives Early Career Award

Byron Powell, PhD, Assistant Professor with Health Policy and Management and core faculty member for the Mental Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program here at Sheps, received the Early Career Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group at their Annual Convention in New York this past… Read more »

Sheps researchers partnering on PCORI Engagement Award to build capacity for patient-centered outcomes research within community behavioral health organizations serving Latinos

Luke Smith, MD, Executive Director of El Futuro, Inc,  recently received a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award, Tools for Engagement – Building capacity for PCOR within community behavioral health organizations serving Latinos (PUENTES), from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, in partnership with co-principal investigators Monica Pérez Jolles PhD and Kathleen C Thomas, PhD, MPH… Read more »