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Mark Salzer

Mark Salzer Temple University Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

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Biography

Mark Salzer, Ph.D. is a professor and chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University.  He is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, a research and training center funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

Dr. Salzer obtained his bachelors degree with honors in sociology and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.  He completed his clinical internship at Yale University and an NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship in mental health services research at Vanderbilt University.  He has been a faculty member at Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and was most recently an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Salzer has been the Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on more than $25 million in research grants (NIDRR, NIH, SAMHSA), has published more than 80 articles and book chapters on the delivery of effective community mental health and rehabilitation services to individuals with psychiatric disabilities, and has given more than 200 presentations on his work around the world.

Course Involvement

Dr. Salzer is a dedicated instructor and mentor who has taught and guest lectured in numerous courses in social work, public health, and psychiatry at previous institutions that are highly relevant to rehabilitation sciences.  For example, he has taught research methods, program evaluation, behavioral and social science theories, and health and mental health policy.

In addition, he has been a research mentor to more than 40 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral level from Temple University, Vanderbilt University, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and elsewhere.       

Publications/Presentations

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications over the last five years

  1. Salzer, M.S. (in press). Advancing research on engagement in internet interventions: a Comment on Owen et al. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. DOI: 10.1007/s12160-014-9660-5.
  2. Pfeiffer, E., Salzer, M.S., Brusilovskiy, E., & Bauer, J.G. (in press). Sensory Processing, Participation and Recovery in Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.
  3. Jones, N., Keys, C.B., Brown, R., & Salzer, M.S. (in press). Beyond symptoms?  Investigating the socioecology of sense of campus belonging among postsecondary students with psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Community Psychology.
  4. Kaplan, K., Solomon, P., Salzer, M.S., & Brusilovskiy, E. (2014). Assessing an Internet-based parenting intervention for mothers with a serious mental illness: A randomized controlled trial. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 37(3), 222-231. Doi: 10.1037/prj000080.
  5. Salzer, M.S., Brusilovskiy, E., Prvu-Bettger, J., & Kottsieper, P. (2014). Measuring Community Participation of Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities: Reliability of Two Modes of Data Collection. Rehabilitation Psychology, 59 (2), 211 – 219. DOI: 10.1037/a0036002.
  6. Salzer, M.S., & Brusilovskiy, E. (2014). Advancing Recovery Science: Reliability and Validity Properties of the Recovery Assessment Scale. Psychiatric Services, 65 (4), 442-453. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201300089
  7. Iwasaki, Y., Coyle, C., Shank, J., Salzer, M., Baron, D., Messina, E., Kishbauch, G., Naveiras-Cabello, R., Porter, H., Mitchell, L., Ryan, A., & Koons, G. (2014). Role of Leisure in Recovery from Mental Illness. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 17(2), 147-165. Doi:10.1080/15487768.2014.909683
  8. Stanhope, V., Barrenger, S., Salzer, M.S., & Marcus, S. (2013). Examining the Relationship between Choice, Therapeutic Alliance, and Outcomes in Mental Health Services. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 3, 191-202. doi:10.3390/jpm3030191
  9. Salzer, M.S., Darr, N., Calhoun, G., Boyer, W., Loss, R.E., Goessel, J., Schwenk, E., & Brusilovskiy, E. (2013). Benefits of Working as a Certified Peer Specialist: Results from a Statewide Survey. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36(3), 219-221. doi: 10.1037/prj0000016.
  10. Byrne, T., Prvu Bettger, J.A., Brusilovskiy, E., Wong, Y.-L. I., Metraux, S., & Salzer, M.S. (2013). Comparing Neighborhood Characteristics of Adults with SMI and Members of the General Population in Philadelphia: Implications for Research and Practice. Psychiatric Services, 64(8), 782-788. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201200365.
  11. Baron, R.C., Draine, J., Salzer, M.S. (2013). “I’m not sure that I can figure out how to do that”: Pursuit of work among people with mental illnesses leaving jail. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 16, 115-135. DOI: 10.1080/15487768.2013.789696
  12. Corrigan, P., Angell, B., Davidson, L., Marcus, S.C., Salzer, M.S., Kottsieper, P., Larson, J.E., Mahoney, C.A., O’Connell, M.J., & Stanhope, V. (2012).  From adherence to self-determination: Evolution of a treatment paradigm for people with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 63(2), 169-173.
  13. Brusilovskiy, E., & Salzer, M.S. (2012). Are Environmental Variables Associated with the Well-Being of Individuals Already Diagnosed with a Serious Mental Illness? Social Science & Medicine, 74, 1591 - 1601.
  14. Metraux, S., Brusilovskiy, E., Prvu-Bettger, J., Wong, Y-L I., & Salzer, M.S. (2012). Examining Relationships between Residential Locations and Geographic Accessibility to and Availability of Community Resources for Persons Diagnosed with Severe Mental Illness. Health & Place, 18, 621-629.
  15. Kaplan, K., Salzer, M.S., & Brusilovskiy, E. (2012). Community Participation As a Predictor of Recovery-Oriented Outcomes Among Emerging and Mature Adults with Mental Illnesses. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 35, 219-229.
  16. Chinman, M., Salzer, M., & O’Brien-Mazza, D. (2012). National Survey on Implementation of Peer Specialists in the VA: Implications for Training and Facilitation.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 35, 470-473.
  17. Evans, A., Okeke, B., Ali, S., Achara-Abrahams, I., OHara, T., Stevenson, T., Warner, N., Bolton, C., Lim, S., Faith, J., King, J., Davidson, L., Poplawski, P., Rothbard, A., Salzer, M. (2012). Converting Partial Hospitals to Community Integrated Recovery Centers.  Community Mental Health Journal, 48, 557-563.
  18. Salzer, M.S. (2012). A Comparative Study of Campus Experiences of College Students with Mental Illnesses Versus a General College Sample. The Journal of American College Health, 60, 1-7.
  19. Matejkowski, J., Draine, J., Solomon, P., & Salzer, M. (2011). Mental Illness, Criminal Risk Factors and Parole Release Decisions. Behavioral Sciences & The Law, 29, 528-553.
  20. Salzer, M.S., Baron, R.C., Brusilovskiy, E., Lawer, L., & Mandell, D. (2011). A Comparative Study of Access and Outcomes for Persons with Psychotic and Affective Disorders Receiving Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Psychiatric Services, 62, 796-799.
  21. Kaplan, K., Salzer, M.S., Solomon, P., Brusilovskiy, E., & Cousounis, P. (2011). Internet peer support for individuals with psychiatric disabilities: A randomized controlled trial.  Social Science & Medicine, 72, 54-62.
  22. Rogers, E.S., Ralph, R., Salzer, M.S. (2010). Validating the Empowerment Scale with a multi-site sample of consumers of mental health services. Psychiatric Services, 61, 933-936.
  23. Salzer, M.S., & Kundra, L.B. (2010). Liability and referrals to self-help groups. Psychiatric Services, 61, 6-8.
  24. Salzer, M.S., Schwenk, E., & Brusilovskiy, E. (2010). Certified Peer Specialist Roles and Activities: Results from a National Survey. Psychiatric Services, 61, 520-523.
  25. Salzer, M.S., Palmer, S.C., Kaplan, K., Brusilovskiy, E., Metz, J., Hampshire, M., Ten Have, T., & Coyne, J. (2010). A randomized, controlled study of unstructured Internet Interactions among women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Psych-Oncology, 19, 441-446.
  26. Kaplan, K., Kottsieper, P., Scott, J., Salzer, M.S., & Solomon, P. (2009). AFSA state statutes regarding parents with mental illnesses: A review and targeted intervention. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 33, 91-94.
  27. Brusilovskiy, E., Mitstifer, M., Salzer, M.S. (2009). Perceived Partner Adaptation and Psychosocial Outcomes for Newly Diagnosed Stage I and Stage II Breast Cancer Patients. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 27, 42-58.
  28. Salzer, M.S., Katz, J., Kidwell, B., Federici, M., & Ward-Colasante, C. (2009). Pennsylvania Certified Peer Specialist Initiative: Training, Employment, and Work Satisfaction Outcomes. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 32, 293-297.
  29. Lawer, L., Brusilovskiy, E., Salzer, M.S., & Mandell, D.S. (2009). Use of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Among Adults with Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 487-494.

Grand Rounds and University/Research/Major Policy Presentations (Last Four Years)

  1. Salzer, M.S. (September 2014). Community Inclusion of Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities. Temple University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. Philadelphia, PA.
  2. Salzer, M.S. (October 2013). Creating Enabling Environments that Promote Community Integration of Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities. School of Social Work, Hebrew University. Jerusalem, Israel.
  3. Salzer, M.S. (April 2013). Community-Based Community Integration Research: The (Often) Untold Story. Department of Psychology, Portland State University. Portland. OR.
  4. Salzer, M.S. (November 2012). John the Person: Community Integration Theory and Research. Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC.
  5. Salzer, M.S. (November 2011). Promoting recovery and community integration.  Mississippi Department of Mental Health. Jackson, MS.
  6. Salzer, M.S. (June 2011). Practical Strategies for Building Active Community Lives: Community Integration for Veterans with Psychiatric Disabilities. Battle Creek VA Behavioral Health Grand Rounds.  Battle Creek, MI.

Conference Presentations (Last Four Years)

  1. Salzer, M.S. (September, 2014). Peer support roles in a managed care environment. Plenary presentation at the 2014 Mental Health America Annual conference. Atlanta, Georgia.
  2. Salzer, M.S. (August 2014). Supporting the Academic Success and Inclusion of College Students with Mental Health Disabilities. Plenary presentation at the World Congress on Special Needs Education. Philadelphia, Pa.
  3. Salzer, M.S. (May 2014). Self-Directed Care in Mental Health: Promoting Community Participation as a Medical Necessity in Supports for Adults who Experience Psychiatric Disabilities. 30th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. Honolulu, HI.
  4. Salzer, M.S. (May 2014). Using New Geographical Technologies to Understand and Promote Community Integration of Adults who Experience Psychiatric Disabilities. 30th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. Honolulu, HI.
  5. Salzer, M.S. (April 2014). Current Research on Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Community Inclusion. Presentation at the 8th World Congress on Neurorehabilitation. Istanbul, Turkey.
  6. Salzer, M., Rosenthal, H., Zinman, S., & Rogers, S. (March 2014). Stigma change/Social Research/Social Change. Innovators in Action Panel Presentation at the Center for Dignity, Recovery, and Empowerment Tools for Change 2014 Conference. San Francisco, CA.
  7. Sabella, K., Costa, A., Duperoy, T., & Salzer, M. (March 2014). The Experiences and Perspectives of Young Adult College Students with Serious Mental Health Conditions. Poster presentation at the 27th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference. Tampa, FL.
  8. Salzer, M.S. (October 2013). Eran and Shoshana would, could, and should work, go to school, date, and live in the community like everyone else: Current research on community inclusion of adults with psychiatric disabilities. Plenary presentation at the Israel Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference. Bar Ilan University. Ramat-Gan, Israel.
  9. Salzer, M.S. (October 2013). Policies, programs, and practices for promoting community inclusion of adults with psychiatric disabilities. Workshop presentation at the Israel Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference. Bar Ilan University. Ramat-Gan, Israel.
  10. Salzer, M.S. (October 2013). Community Inclusion: Current Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice. Plenary presentation and discussant at the Cross-Disability Conference on Community Inclusion at the University of Haifa. Haifa, Israel.
  11. Salzer, M.S. (September 2013). Opportunity to Live in the Community Like Everyone Else: Promoting Community Integration. Plenary presentation at the Copeland Center Summit. Philadelphia, PA.
  12. Salzer, M.S. (August 2013). Opportunity to Live in the Community Like Everyone Else: Promoting Community Integration of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. Plenary presentation at the Iowa Empowerment Conference. Des Moines, IA.
  13. Pfeiffer, E., Salzer, M., & Kinnealey, M. (April 2013). Sensory Processing and Mental Health Disorders: Collaborative Research and Interventions for Recovery and Community Participation. Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 93rd Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.
  14. Salzer, M.S. (January 2013). “John can work and live in the community”: Promoting employment and community inclusion of individuals with mental disabilities. Plenary at the 2nd Employment Works! IPS Conference. Myrtle Beach, SC.
  15. Salzer, M.S. (October 2012). Community Integration Research. Plenary presentation at the Annual Conference of the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. Edison, NJ.
  16. Salzer, M.S. & Snethen, G. (October 2012). Emerging Approaches for Promoting Full and Meaningful Lives in the Community. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. Edison, NJ.
  17. Salzer, M.S. (September 2012). Emerging Topics: Self-Directed Community Participation and Recovery. Plenary presentation at Wellness Solutions 1.0 Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  18. Harrington, S., Goodale, L., Salzer, M., & Fenley, G. (September 2012). National Certification and Peer Registry. Facilitated Discussion at Wellness Solutions 1.0 Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  19. Salzer, M.S. (September 2012). Measuring Community Participation and Understanding the Environmental Experiences of People in Recovery. Plenary at the 2012 National Zarrow Mental Health Symposium & Mental Health America Annual Conference. Tulsa, OK.
  20. Salzer, M.S. & Brusilovskiy, E. (September 2012). A Review of Psychometric and Validity Findings Involving the Recovery Assessment Scale. International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics First Meeting on Patient Reported Outcomes and Person-Centered Care in Mental Health. Washington, DC.
    1. Abstract published in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics (September 2012), 15 (Suppl. 1), S19.
  21. Salzer, M.S. & Brusilovskiy, E., Prvu-Bettger, J., & Kottsieper, P. (September 2012). Reliability and Validity of the Temple University Community Participation Scale. International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics First Meeting on Patient Reported Outcomes and Person-Centered Care in Mental Health. Washington, DC.
    1. Abstract published in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics (September 2012), 15 (Suppl. 1), S18-S19.
  22. Salzer, M.S. (May 2012). Addressing Environmental Barriers Affecting Retention and Performance of College Students Who Experience Psychiatric Disabilities. Presentation at the 2012 National Transition Conference: College and Careers for Youth with Disabilities. Washington, DC.
  23. Salzer, M.S. (November 2011). Introduction to community integration and 10 facts about employment and education. Plenary given at the 5th annual recovery conference in Delaware County, PA. Drexel Hill, PA.
  24. Salzer, M.S. (September 2011). Community inclusion of individuals with psychiatric disabilities: A vision for mental health policy, programs, and practices. Plenary given at the Second International Conference on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. Philadelphia, PA.
  25. Salzer, M.S. (September 2011). Access and outcomes for people with psychiatric disabilities who receive OVR services. Workshop presentation at the Second International Conference on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. Philadelphia, PA.
  26. Salzer, M.S. (September 2011). Listening to college students with psychiatric disabilities: Results from a national survey.  Workshop presentation at the Second International Conference on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. Philadelphia, PA.
  27. Salzer, M.S. (September 2011). Reliability and validity of a new measure of community participation with individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Workshop presentation at the Second International Conference on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. Philadelphia, PA.
  28. Salzer, M.S. (August 2011). PRRCs promoting community integration and managing the dignity of risk. Workshop presentation at the National Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center conference (Department of Veterans Affairs). Denver, CO.
  29. Salzer, M.S. (August 2011). Promoting community integration in PRRCs: Evidence-based practices. Plenary presentation at the National Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center conference (Department of Veterans Affairs). Denver, CO.
  30. Salzer, M.S. (July 2011). Self-directed care in public mental health. Plenary presentation at the SAMHSA annual block grant conference.  Washington, DC.
  31. Salzer, M.S. & Breen, L. (June 2011). Community integration: Evidence-based practices and practiced-based evidence. Presentation at the National Local Recovery Coordinators (Veterans Affairs) Training Conference. New Orleans, LA.
  32. Salzer, M.S. (March 2011). Peer support as an evidence-based practice: Current theory and research. 2011 DOD/VA Annual Suicide Prevention Conference. Boston, MA.
  33. Salzer, M.S. (January 2011). Present and future of certified peer specialists: A research overview. Presentation at the Texas USPRA annual conference. Austin, TX.
  34. Salzer, M.S. (January 2011). Promoting community integration of individuals with psychiatric disabilities: Current research and practice. Half-day workshop at the Texas USPRA annual conference. Austin, TX.

 

Grants & Contracts

Funded research grants

  1. Principal Investigator. Identifying enabling environments affecting adults with psychiatric disabilities. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (H133G140040; $600,000; 10/1/14 – 9/30/17).
  2. Principal Investigator. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (H133B130014, $4,375,000; 10/1/13 – 9/30/18).
  3. Co-Principal Investigator. Increasing Community Participation in Adults with Schizophrenia. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (Snethen, Lead P.I.; $590,000; 10/1/13 – 9/30/16).
  4. Principal Investigator. Inhibitory effects of verbal violence on community participation among adults with serious mental illnesses: An exploratory study. Temple University CPH Dean’s Incentive Grant. ($5000; 6/1/13 – 5/31/14).
  5. Co-Principal Investigator. Developing Center on Interventions and Services Research -- Adherence and Empowerment: Service Participation and Meaningful Outcomes. National Institute on Mental Health (Corrigan, Lead P.I.; 1 P20 MH085981-01; $6,637,207; 9/9/09 – 8/31/14).
  6. Principal Investigator. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Participation and Independent Living of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (H133B080029 and H133B100037; $4,250,000; 10/1/08 – 9/30/13).
  7. Principal Investigator. Recruitment, Retention, and Quality Intervention Research for the Entry-Level Behavioral Health Workforce: A Pilot Study. Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania ($17,500; 7/1/08 – 12/31/09).
  8. Principal Investigator. Internet Peer Support for Women with Breast Cancer. National Cancer Institute (1R21CA098888-01A1; $290,000; 4/1/04 – 3/31/07).
  9. Principal Investigator. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Integration of People with Psychiatric Disabilities. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (H133B031109; $3,743,300; 10/1/03 – 9/30/08).
  10. Co-Principal Investigator (with Trevor Hadley and Aileen Rothbard). Reducing disparities in mental health services for severely mentally ill African-Americans. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Tobacco Relief Fund ($3,600,000; 3/1/03 – 2/28/07).
  11. Co-Principal Investigator (with James Coyne). Cancer communications: Assessment of on-line peer support for women with breast cancer. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Tobacco Relief Fund ($50,000; 7/1/02 – 6/30/04).
  12. Principal Investigator. Assessing quality of care in the treatment of schizophrenia. University of Pennsylvania Research Foundation ($20,000; 3/1/02 – 2/28/03).
  13. Principal Investigator. Telephone medication management in schizophrenia. NIMH (R03MH60161; $39,715; 7/1/99 - 6/30/00).       
  14. Principal Investigator. Evaluation of Friends Connection. SAMHSA CMHS Consumer-Initiated Services Collaborative Agreement (SM52355; $2,267,034; 9/98-9/03).
  15. Principal Investigator. An experimental study of compliance with atypical antipsychotic drugs and the effectiveness of telemedicine for enhancing compliance in the treatment of schizophrenia.  National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression Young Investigator Award ($59,622, 7/98-6/00).
  16. Principal Investigator. A study of telemedicine for enhancing quality of care and reducing hospitalization costs in the treatment of psychoses. VISN 9 (Veterans Affairs) Clinical Initiative Award ($23,972, 7/98-9/99).
  17. Co-Principal Investigator.  Evaluation of Project BASIC: A school-based mental health prevention and intervention program. Tennessee Department of Mental Health ($20,000, 1996-1997).
  18. Principal Investigator. Assessing the relationship between length of treatment and clinical change in outpatient treatment. Funded contract with the Office of the Surgeon General, United States Army ($150,000, 6/96 - 6/97).

Translational, Service, Education, and Evaluation Grants or Contracts (Last Four Years)

  1. Principal Director. DELCO (PA) Self-Directed Care Project. Transformation Technology Transfer Initiative, SAMHSA. ($120,800; 5/1/14 – 9/30/14).
  2. Evaluation Co-Director. CABHI-States. SAMHSA States CABHI Initiative, subcontract to Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA. (1H79TI025346-01; $1,500,000; $156, 354 subcontract; 10/13 – 9/16).
  3. Principal Director. Employment technical assistance and training supports. Delaware County (PA.). ($63,250; 7/1/13 – 12/31/14).
  4. Principal Director. Penn Foundation OT training. Penn Foundation (PA.). ($12,000; 12/1/12 – 6/30/13).
  5. Evaluation Co-Director. Philadelphia Homeless Initiative. SAMHSA CABHI Initiative, subcontract to Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA. (TI23520; $1,500,000; $150,000 subcontract; 7/12 – 6/15).
  6. Consultant. Promoting Olmstead in Pennsylvania. Advocates for Human Potential ($20,000; 1/12 – 9/12).
  7. Evaluation Consultant. Certified Peer Support Specialists as Healthcare Navigators and Wellness Coaches Within Federally Qualified Health Centers. SAMHSA Transformation Transfer Initiative to Michigan ($221,000; 1/12 – 8/12).
  8. Principal Director.  Enhancing the role of Pennsylvania’s Statewide Network of Certified Peer Specialists. SAMHSA Transformation Transfer Initiative ($107,000; 1/12 – 9/12).
  9. Director. College of Community Integration and Recovery. Elsevier Publishing ($368,000; 7/11 – 6/14).
  10. Consultant. Promotion of employment. Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. ($20,000; 1/12 – 9/12).
  11. Consultant. Promoting community inclusion for individuals with psychiatric disabilities.  Maine office of Mental Health Services. ($20,000; 9/11 – 6/12).
  12. Consultant. Promotion of employment. Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. ($20,000; 6/11 – 9/11).
  13. Consultant. Promotion of Community Integration.  VISN 11 Veterans Administration. ($30,000; 1/09 – 8/10).
  14. Evaluator. Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative.  Funded by SAMHSA Consumer Network grant (5 SMO59833-02) to the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers Association ($70,000; 10/10 – 9/13).
  15. Evaluator. Family Ties (Training, Instruction, Empowerment, and Support). Funded by PEW Foundation to Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania ($210,000; 4/1/10 – 3/31/13).

 

 

Research

Current and Recent Research Studies

  • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Field-Initiated Research (H133G140040; 10/2014 - 9/2017)
    • Identifying enabling environments affecting adults with psychiatric disabilities
  • Temple University RRTC on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (NIDRR; H133B130014; 10/2013 - 9/2018)

    • Distance Supported Education: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

    • Understanding Factors Associated with Community Living and Participation: A Structural Equation Modeling Study

    • Identifying parental resiliency factors

    • Welcoming spaces: Characteristics of enabling environments

    • Supported community inclusion for enhanced housing outcomes: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.

  • Inhibitory effects of verbal violence on community participation among adults with serious mental illnesses: An exploratory study

  • Temple University RRTC on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (NIDRR; H133B080029; 10/2008 - 9/2013)

    • A randomized, controlled study of a peer-delivered supports for persons with psychiatric disabilities in Centers for Independent Living
    • A study of the reliability and validity of community participation measures with individuals with psychiatric disabilities
    • GIS studies of geographic and environmental influences on community participation of individuals with psychiatric disabilities
    • A randomized, controlled multisite trial of supported education for students with psychiatric disabilities
    • A randomized, controlled trial of an Internet-based intervention for custodial parents with a psychiatric disability
    • A randomized, controlled trial of a Cash and Counseling funding model on community participation and independent living