Mark Salzer

Social and Behavioral Sciences
1700 N. Broad


Mark Salzer, PhD is a professor and former department chair in the College of Public Health at Temple University. He has also been the principal investigator and director of the Temple University RRTC on Community Living and Participation For People with Serious Mental Illnesses, a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, since 2003. The RRTC is part of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities ( Prior to coming to Temple University he was 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 $30 million in federally funded research grants, has published more than 150 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 450 presentations around the world, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Israel, England, Australia and New Zealand. His awards include the Paul W. Eberman Faculty Research Award from Temple University, the Bell of Hope Award from Mental Health Partnerships (Philadelphia, PA), the Impact Award from NAMI of PA Montgomery County, and the 18th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Salzer has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, the Australian Broadcast Company, and various other news outlets.

During Dr. Salzer’s seven years as a department chair he oversaw an 80% increase in student enrollment, hired more than 15 faculty members, led a dramatic increase in research funding, and supported successful accreditation efforts in occupational therapy and recreational therapy. He has served on more than 30 departmental, college and university committees, including being appointed by the president of the university as co-chair of the Periodic Review Report Steering Committee for Middle States Accreditation. His service to the field has included roles as associate editor of two journals, being an ad hoc peer reviewer for dozens of journals, and participating on more than 40 grant review panels and competitions for U.S. and international funders. He also works closely with government and community agencies, and has been a part of proposals that have resulted in more than $25 million in new service grants.


  • NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow, Services Research, Vanderbilt University
  • PhD, Clinical/Community Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Pre-doctoral Psychology Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine
  • MA, Clinical/Community Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BA, Psychology and Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




SBS 8009

Health Psychology


Selected Publications

  • Nagata, S., McCormick, B., Brusilovskiy, E., & Salzer, M.S. (2022). Community participation as a predictor of depressive symptoms among individuals with serious mental illnesses. Int J Soc Psychiatry, 68(8), pp. 1689-1697. England. doi: 10.1177/00207640211052182

  • Nagata, S., Brusilovskiy, E., Townley, G., McCormick, B., Thomas, E.C., Snethen, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2022). Housing and loneliness among individuals with serious mental illnesses. Int J Soc Psychiatry, p. 207640221119636. England. doi: 10.1177/00207640221119636

  • Shea, L.L., Becker, A., Lee, B.K., Miller, K.K., Cooper, D., Anderson, K., Salzer, M.S., & Vanness, D.J. (2022). Self-reported COVID-19 vaccination acceptance and hesitancy among autistic adults. Vaccine, 40(24), pp. 3288-3293. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.04.060

  • Townley, G., Brusilovskiy, E., Klein, L., McCormick, B., Snethen, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2022). Community Mental Health Center Visits and Community Mobility of People with Serious Mental Illnesses: A Facilitator or Constraint? Community Ment Health J, 58(3), pp. 420-428. United States. doi: 10.1007/s10597-021-00821-w

  • Pfeiffer, B., Brusilovskiy, E., Hallock, T., Salzer, M., Davidson, A.P., Slugg, L., & Feeley, C. (2022). Impact of COVID-19 on Community Participation and Mobility in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Autism Dev Disord, 52(4), pp. 1553-1567. United States. doi: 10.1007/s10803-021-05054-0

  • Song, W., Shea, L., Nonnemacher, S.L., Brusilovskiy, E., Townley, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2022). Correction to: Community Participation Comparison Between Adults on the Autism Spectrum and Adults in the General Population. J Autism Dev Disord, 52(4), p. 1622. United States. doi: 10.1007/s10803-021-05108-3

  • McCormick, B.P., Brusilovskiy, E., Snethen, G., Klein, L., Townley, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2022). Getting out of the house: The relationship of venturing into the community and neurocognition among adults with serious mental illness. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 45(1), pp. 18-25. United States. doi: 10.1037/prj0000483

  • McCormick, B.P., Brusilovskiy, E., Snethen, G., Klein, L., Townley, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2022). "Getting out of the house: The relationship of venturing into the community and neurocognition among adults with serious mental illness": Correction. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 45(1), p. 26. United States. doi: 10.1037/prj0000491

  • Jeffries, V. & Salzer, M.S. (2022). Mental health symptoms and academic achievement factors. J Am Coll Health, 70(8), pp. 2262-2265. United States. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2020.1865377

  • Thomas, E.C., Suarez, J., Lucksted, A., Siminoff, L., Hurford, I., Dixon, L., O'Connell, M., & Salzer, M. (2022). Treatment decision-making needs among emerging adults with early psychosis. Early Interv Psychiatry, 16(1), pp. 78-90. Australia. doi: 10.1111/eip.13134

  • Song, W., Salzer, M.S., Nonnemacher, S.L., & Shea, L.L. (2021). Community participation patterns among autistic adults and associated characteristics: A latent class analysis. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 89. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2021.101884

  • Thomas, E.C., Suarez, J., Lucksted, A., Siminoff, L.A., Hurford, I., Dixon, L.B., O'Connell, M., Penn, D.L., & Salzer, M.S. (2021). Facilitating treatment engagement for early psychosis through peer-delivered decision support: intervention development and protocol for pilot evaluation. Pilot Feasibility Stud, 7(1), p. 189. England. doi: 10.1186/s40814-021-00927-8

  • Shea, L.L., Verstreate, K., Nonnemacher, S., Song, W., & Salzer, M.S. (2021). Self-reported community participation experiences and preferences of autistic adults. Autism, 25(5), pp. 1295-1306. England. doi: 10.1177/1362361320987682

  • Salzer, M.S. (2021). Community Inclusion and Social Determinants: From Opportunity to Health. Psychiatr Serv, 72(7), pp. 836-839. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • Salzer, M.S. & Karni-Vizer, N. (2021). Exploring the Impact of Verbal Abuse on Recovery: A Mediation Study. Community Ment Health J, 57(5), pp. 994-999. United States. doi: 10.1007/s10597-020-00707-3

  • Salzer, M.S., Berg, K.L., Kaplan, K., & Brusilovskiy, E. (2021). Custody challenges experienced by parents with serious mental illnesses outside of child protective services proceedings. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 44(2), pp. 197-200. United States. doi: 10.1037/prj0000448

  • Ostrow, L., Kaplan, K., Zisman-Ilani, Y., Brusilovskiy, E., Smith, C., & Salzer, M.S. (2021). Risk Factors Associated With Child Protective Services Involvement Among Parents With a Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatr Serv, 72(4), pp. 370-377. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • Zisman-Ilani, Y., Hurford, I., Bowen, A., Salzer, M., & Thomas, E.C. (2021). Evaluating the feasibility of a decision aid to promote shared decision making among young adults with first-episode psychosis: protocol for a pilot study. Pilot Feasibility Stud, 7(1), p. 22. England. doi: 10.1186/s40814-020-00757-0

  • Salzer, M.S. & Kundra, L.B. (2021). Practicing with a mental illness: state statutes pertaining to licensed mental health professionals. Social Work in Mental Health, 19(2), pp. 196-202. doi: 10.1080/15332985.2021.1897729

  • Leickly, E., Townley, G., Dover, T.L., Brusilovskiy, E., & Salzer, M.S. (2021). Exploring urbanicity and its relationship with stigma and well-being outcomes for people with serious mental illnesses. Am J Orthopsychiatry, 91(2), pp. 208-216. United States. doi: 10.1037/ort0000466

  • Salzer, M.S. (2021). The quandary: Disclosing a mental illness in applications to helping professional academic programs. Stigma and Health. doi: 10.1037/sah0000332

  • Nagata, S., McCormick, B., Brusilovskiy, E., Snethen, G., Townley, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2021). Depressive symptoms and community participation among individuals with serious mental illnesses. Am J Orthopsychiatry, 91(5), pp. 598-606. United States. doi: 10.1037/ort0000560

  • Nagata, S., McCormick, B., Brusilovskiy, E., Zisman-Ilani, Y., Wilson, S., Snethen, G., Townley, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2021). Emotional states associated with being in the community and being with others among individuals with serious mental illnesses. Am J Orthopsychiatry, 91(1), pp. 1-8. United States. doi: 10.1037/ort0000516

  • Snethen, G., Jeffries, V., Thomas, E., & Salzer, M. (2021). Welcoming places: Perspectives of individuals with mental illnesses. Am J Orthopsychiatry, 91(1), pp. 76-85. United States. doi: 10.1037/ort0000519

  • Snethen, G., Brusilovskiy, E., McCormick, B.P., Hiremath, S.V., & Salzer, M.S. (2021). The Relationship between Community Participation and Physical Activity among Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses. Ment Health Phys Act, 20. England. doi: 10.1016/j.mhpa.2021.100381

  • Nagata, S., Townley, G., Brusilovskiy, E., & Salzer, M.S. (2020). Community Participation Differences Between Adults With or Without Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatr Serv, 71(11), pp. 1191-1194. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • Brusilovskiy, E., Klein, L.A., Townley, G., Snethen, G., McCormick, B., Hiremath, S.V., & Salzer, M.S. (2020). Examining the relationship between community mobility and participation using GPS and self-report data. Soc Sci Med, 265, p. 113539. England. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113539

  • Thomas, E.C., Snethen, G., O'Shea, A., Suarez, J., Hurford, I., & Salzer, M.S. (2020). An Examination of the Community Participation Interests of Young Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses. J Behav Health Serv Res, 47(4), pp. 526-543. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11414-019-09678-0

  • Thomas, E.C., Snethen, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2020). Community participation factors and poor neurocognitive functioning among persons with schizophrenia. Am J Orthopsychiatry, 90(1), pp. 90-97. United States. doi: 10.1037/ort0000399

  • Comparelli, A., Corigliano, V., Forcina, F., Bargagna, P., Montalbani, B., Falcone, G., Nardella, A., Stampatore, L., Salzer, M., & Pompili, M. (2020). The Complex Relationship Among Formal Thought Disorders, Neurocognition, and Functioning in Nonacutely Ill Schizophrenia Patients. J Nerv Ment Dis, 208(1), pp. 48-55. United States. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001087

  • Fortuna, K.L., Brusilovskiy, E., Snethen, G., Brooks, J.M., Townley, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2020). Loneliness and its association with physical health conditions and psychiatric hospitalizations in people with serious mental illness. Soc Work Ment Health, 18(5), pp. 571-585. England. doi: 10.1080/15332985.2020.1810197

  • Kriegel, L.S., Townley, G., Brusilovskiy, E., & Salzer, M.S. (2020). Neighbors as distal support for individuals with serious mental illnesses. Am J Orthopsychiatry, 90(1), pp. 98-105. United States. doi: 10.1037/ort0000403

  • Thomas, E.C., Snethen, G., McCormick, B., & Salzer, M.S. (2019). An exploration of linear and curvilinear relationships between community participation and neurocognition among those with serious mental illnesses. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 42(4), pp. 358-365. United States. doi: 10.1037/prj0000364

  • Croft, B., Battis, K., Ostrow, L., & Salzer, M.S. (2019). Service costs and mental health self-direction: Findings from consumer recovery investment fund self-directed care. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 42(4), pp. 401-406. United States. doi: 10.1037/prj0000374

  • Amiri, A.M., Hiremath, S.V., Salzer, M.S., & Snethen, G. (2019). Predicting physical activity levels in individuals with schizophrenia through integrated global positioning system and accelerometer data. Schizophr Res, 212, pp. 246-248. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2019.07.027

  • Fortuna, K.L., Ferron, J., Pratt, S.I., Muralidharan, A., Aschbrenner, K.A., Williams, A.M., Deegan, P.E., & Salzer, M. (2019). Unmet Needs of People with Serious Mental Illness: Perspectives from Certified Peer Specialists. Psychiatr Q, 90(3), pp. 579-586. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11126-019-09647-y

  • Thomas, E.C., Zisman-Ilani, Y., & Salzer, M.S. (2019). Self-Determination and Choice in Mental Health: Qualitative Insights From a Study of Self-Directed Care. Psychiatr Serv, 70(9), pp. 801-807. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • O'Shea, A., Kaplan, K., Solomon, P., & Salzer, M.S. (2019). Randomized Controlled Trial of an Internet-Based Educational Intervention for Mothers With Mental Illnesses: An 18-Month Follow-Up. Psychiatr Serv, 70(8), pp. 732-735. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • Townley, G., Terry, R., Brusilovskiy, E., Snethen, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2019). Associations Between Physical Health Limitations and Community Participation Among People With and Without Serious Mental Illnesses. Psychiatr Serv, 70(8), pp. 689-695. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • Kundra, L.B. & Salzer, M.S. (2019). Out of the shadows: supporting social workers with a mental illness. Social Work in Mental Health, 17(4), pp. 462-478. doi: 10.1080/15332985.2019.1576155

  • Thomas, E., Suarez, J., Bowen, A., Salzer, M., Hurford, I., Dixon, L., & Zisman-Ilani, Y. (2019). DEMOGRAPHIC, INTERPERSONAL, NEUROCOGNITIVE, AND ATTITUDINAL PREDICTORS OF SHARED DECISION-MAKING AMONG SERVICE USERS WITH EARLY PSYCHOSIS. SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN, 45, pp. S303-S304. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbz018.543

  • O'Shea, A. & Salzer, M.S. (2019). Examining the relationship between educational attainment and recovery of adults with serious mental illnesses. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 42(1), pp. 79-87. United States. doi: 10.1037/prj0000328

  • Kaplan, K., Brusilovskiy, E., O'Shea, A.M., & Salzer, M.S. (2019). Child Protective Service Disparities and Serious Mental Illnesses: Results From a National Survey. Psychiatr Serv, 70(3), pp. 202-208. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • Terry, R., Townley, G., Brusilovskiy, E., & Salzer, M.S. (2019). The influence of sense of community on the relationship between community participation and mental health for individuals with serious mental illnesses. J Community Psychol, 47(1), pp. 163-175. United States. doi: 10.1002/jcop.22115

  • Fortuna, K.L., Aschbrenner, K.A., Lohman, M.C., Brooks, J., Salzer, M., Walker, R., George, L.S.t., & Bartels, S.J. (2018). Smartphone Ownership, Use, and Willingness to Use Smartphones to Provide Peer-Delivered Services: Results from a National Online Survey. Psychiatr Q, 89(4), pp. 947-956. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11126-018-9592-5

  • Thomas, E.C. & Salzer, M.S. (2018). Associations between the peer support relationship, service satisfaction and recovery-oriented outcomes: a correlational study. J Ment Health, 27(4), pp. 352-358. England. doi: 10.1080/09638237.2017.1417554

  • Davidson, L., Bellamy, C., Chinman, M., Farkas, M., Ostrow, L., Cook, J.A., Jonikas, J.A., Rosenthal, H., Bergeson, S., Daniels, A.S., & Salzer, M. (2018). Revisiting the rationale and evidence for peer support. Psychiatric Times, 35(6).

  • Salzer, M.S., Brusilovskiy, E., & Townley, G. (2018). National Estimates of Recovery-Remission From Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatr Serv, 69(5), pp. 523-528. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • Townley, G., Brusilovskiy, E., Snethen, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2018). Using Geospatial Research Methods to Examine Resource Accessibility and Availability as it Relates to Community Participation of Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses. Am J Community Psychol, 61(1-2), pp. 47-61. England. doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12216

  • Salzer, M.S. (2017). [Community inclusion as a human right and medical necessity for individuals with serious mental illnesses]. Vertex, 28(135), pp. 367-374. Argentina. Retrieved from

  • Salzer, M. (2017). New Directions for Promoting Service Engagement. Psychiatr Serv, 68(8), p. 753. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • Wilson, A.B., Barrenger, S.L., Brusilovskiy, E., Draine, J., & Salzer, M.S. (2017). Community Participation Among Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses Leaving Jail. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, 4(1), pp. 45-51. doi: 10.1007/s40737-016-0074-5

  • Price, M., Salzer, M.S., O'Shea, A., & Kerschbaum, S.L. (2017). Disclosure of Mental Disability by College and University Faculty: The Negotiation of Accommodations, Supports, and Barriers. Disability Studies Quarterly, 37(2). doi: 10.18061/dsq.v37i2.5487

  • Townley, G., Brusilovskiy, E., & Salzer, M.S. (2017). Urban and non-urban differences in community living and participation among individuals with serious mental illnesses. Soc Sci Med, 177, pp. 223-230. England. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.058

  • Thomas, E.C., Snethen, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2017). A developmental study of community participation of individuals with serious mental illnesses: Implications for policy and practice. Am J Orthopsychiatry, 87(5), pp. 597-605. United States. doi: 10.1037/ort0000269

  • Brusilovskiy, E., Townley, G., Snethen, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2016). Social media use, community participation and psychological well-being among individuals with serious mental illnesses. Computers in Human Behavior, 65, pp. 232-240. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.08.036

  • Karni-Vizer, N. & Salzer, M.S. (2016). Verbal violence experiences of adults with serious mental illnesses. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 39(4), pp. 299-304. United States. doi: 10.1037/prj0000214

  • Salzer, M.S., Rogers, J., Salandra, N., O'Callaghan, C., Fulton, F., Balletta, A.A., Pizziketti, K., & Brusilovskiy, E. (2016). Effectiveness of peer-delivered Center for Independent Living supports for individuals with psychiatric disabilities: A randomized, controlled trial. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 39(3), pp. 239-247. United States. doi: 10.1037/prj0000220

  • Snethen, G., Bilger, A., Maula, E.C., & Salzer, M.S. (2016). Exploring Personal Medicine as Part of Self-Directed Care: Expanding Perspectives on Medical Necessity. Psychiatr Serv, 67(8), pp. 883-889. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • Brusilovskiy, E., Klein, L.A., & Salzer, M.S. (2016). Using global positioning systems to study health-related mobility and participation. Soc Sci Med, 161, pp. 134-142. England. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.06.001

  • Kaplan, K. & Salzer, M.S. (2016). Future directions for supporting parents with a mental illness: commentary on Schrank et al. (2015). Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 51(6), pp. 795-797. Germany. doi: 10.1007/s00127-016-1217-4

  • Leff, H.S., Cichocki, B., Chow, C., Salzer, M., & Wieman, D. (2016). A menu with prices: Annual per person costs of programs addressing community integration. Eval Program Plann, 54, pp. 112-120. England. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2015.10.005

  • Burns-Lynch, B., Brusilovskiy, E., & Salzer, M.S. (2016). An Empirical Study of the Relationship Between Community Participation, Recovery, and Quality of Life of Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses. Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci, 53(1), pp. 46-54. Israel. Retrieved from

  • Chang, F., Coster, W.J., Salzer, M.S., Brusilovskiy, E., Ni, P., & Jette, A.M. (2016). A multidimensional measure of participation for adults with serious mental illnesses. Disabil Rehabil, 38(7), pp. 695-703. England. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2015.1056843

  • Salzer, M.S., Kottsieper, P., & Brusilovskiy, E. (2015). Intermethod reliability and factors affecting recall with the Temple University Community Participation measure. J Ment Health, 24(4), pp. 189-195. England. doi: 10.3109/09638237.2015.1036976

  • Jones, N., Brown, R., Keys, C.B., & Salzer, M. (2015). Beyond symptoms? Investigating predictors of sense of campus belonging among postsecondary students with psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(5), pp. 594-610. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21704

  • Salzer, M.S. (2015). Advancing research on engagement in Internet interventions: a comment on Owen et al. Ann Behav Med, 49(2), pp. 147-148. England. doi: 10.1007/s12160-014-9660-5

  • Pfeiffer, B., Brusilovskiy, E., Bauer, J., & Salzer, M.S. (2014). Sensory processing, participation, and recovery in adults with serious mental illnesses. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 37(4), pp. 289-296. United States. doi: 10.1037/prj0000099

  • 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. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 37(3), pp. 222-231. United States. doi: 10.1037/prj0000080

  • 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. Rehabil Psychol, 59(2), pp. 211-219. United States. doi: 10.1037/a0036002

  • Iwasaki, Y., Coyle, C., Shank, J., Messina, E., Porter, H., Salzer, M., Baron, D., Kishbauch, G., Naveiras-Cabello, R., Mitchell, L., Ryan, A., & Koons, G. (2014). Role of Leisure in recovery from mental illness. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 17(2), pp. 147-165. doi: 10.1080/15487768.2014.909683

  • Salzer, M.S. & Brusilovskiy, E. (2014). Advancing recovery science: reliability and validity properties of the Recovery Assessment Scale. Psychiatr Serv, 65(4), pp. 442-453. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • 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. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 36(3), pp. 219-221. United States. doi: 10.1037/prj0000016

  • Stanhope, V., Barrenger, S.L., Salzer, M.S., & Marcus, S.C. (2013). Examining the Relationship between Choice, Therapeutic Alliance and Outcomes in Mental Health Services. J Pers Med, 3(3), pp. 191-202. Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/jpm3030191

  • Byrne, T., Bettger, J.P., Brusilovskiy, E., Wong, Y.I., Metraux, S., & Salzer, M.S. (2013). Comparing neighborhoods of adults with serious mental illness and of the general population: research implications. Psychiatr Serv, 64(8), pp. 782-788. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • 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. Am J Psychiatr Rehabil, 16(2), pp. 115-135. United States. doi: 10.1080/15487768.2013.789696

  • Chinman, M., Salzer, M., & O'Brien-Mazza, D. (2012). National survey on implementation of peer specialists in the VA: implications for training and facilitation. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 35(6), pp. 470-473. United States. doi: 10.1037/h0094582

  • 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 Ment Health J, 48(5), pp. 557-563. United States. doi: 10.1007/s10597-011-9449-y

  • Brusilovskiy, E. & Salzer, M.S. (2012). A study of environmental influences on the well-being of individuals with psychiatric disabilities in Philadelphia, PA. Soc Sci Med, 74(10), pp. 1591-1601. England. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.01.033

  • Metraux, S., Brusilovskiy, E., Prvu-Bettger, J.A., Wong, Y.I., & Salzer, M.S. (2012). Geographic access to and availability of community resources for persons diagnosed with severe mental illness in Philadelphia, USA. Health Place, 18(3), pp. 621-629. England. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.12.011

  • Corrigan, P.W., 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 illnesses. Psychiatr Serv, 63(2), pp. 169-173. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • 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. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 35(3), pp. 219-229. United States. doi: 10.2975/35.3.2012.219.229

  • Salzer, M.S. (2012). A comparative study of campus experiences of college students with mental illnesses versus a general college sample. J Am Coll Health, 60(1), pp. 1-7. United States. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2011.552537

  • Salzer, M.S., Baron, R.C., Brusilovskiy, E., Lawer, L.J., & Mandell, D.S. (2011). Access and outcomes for persons with psychotic and affective disorders receiving vocational rehabilitation services. Psychiatr Serv, 62(7), pp. 796-799. United States. doi: 10.1176/ps.62.7.pss6207_0796

  • Salzer, M.S., Baron, R.C., Brusilovskiy, E., Lawer, L.J., & Mandell, D.S. (2011). Access and outcomes for persons with psychotic and affective disorders receiving vocational rehabilitation services. Psychiatric Services, 62(7), pp. 796-799. doi: 10.1176/ps.62.7.pss6207_0796

  • Matejkowski, J., Draine, J., Solomon, P., & Salzer, M.S. (2011). Mental illness, criminal risk factors and parole release decisions. Behav Sci Law, 29(4), pp. 528-553. United States. doi: 10.1002/bsl.991

  • Kaplan, K., Salzer, M.S., Solomon, P., Brusilovskiy, E., & Cousounis, P. (2011). Internet peer support for individuals with psychiatric disabilities: A randomized controlled trial. Soc Sci Med, 72(1), pp. 54-62. England. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.09.037

  • Salzer, M.S. (2010). Certified peer specialists in the united states behavioral health system: An emerging workforce. In Mental Health Self-Help: Consumer and Family Initiatives (pp. 169-191). doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-6253-9_8

  • (2010). Validating the empowerment scale with a multisite sample of consumers of mental health services. Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.), 61(9), pp. 933-936.

  • Rogers, E.S., Ralph, R.O., & Salzer, M.S. (2010). Validating the empowerment scale with a multisite sample of consumers of mental health services. Psychiatr Serv, 61(9), pp. 933-936. United States. doi: 10.1176/ps.2010.61.9.933

  • Salzer, M.S., Schwenk, E., & Brusilovskiy, E. (2010). Certified peer specialist roles and activities: results from a national survey. Psychiatr Serv, 61(5), pp. 520-523. United States. doi: 10.1176/ps.2010.61.5.520

  • Salzer, M.S., Palmer, S.C., Kaplan, K., Brusilovskiy, E., Have, T.T., Hampshire, M., Metz, J., & Coyne, J.C. (2010). A randomized, controlled study of Internet peer-to-peer interactions among women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Psychooncology, 19(4), pp. 441-446. England. doi: 10.1002/pon.1586

  • Salzer, M.S. & Kundra, L.B. (2010). Liability Issues Associated With Referrals to Self-Help Groups. PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 61(1), pp. 6-8. doi: 10.1176/ps.2010.61.1.6

  • Salzer, M.S. & Kundra, L.B. (2010). Law & psychiatry: Liability issues associated with referrals to self-help groups. Psychiatr Serv, 61(1), pp. 6-8. United States. doi: 10.1176/ps.2010.61.1.64

  • Salzer, M.S. (2009). Adults with serious mental illnesses. In Investing in the Disadvantaged: Assessing the Benefits and Costs of Social Policies (pp. 67-82).

  • Lawer, L., Brusilovskiy, E., Salzer, M.S., & Mandell, D.S. (2009). Use of vocational rehabilitative services among adults with autism. J Autism Dev Disord, 39(3), pp. 487-494. United States. doi: 10.1007/s10803-008-0649-4

  • Kaplan, K., Kottsieper, P., Scott, J., Salzer, M., & Solomon, P. (2009). Adoption and safe families act state statutes regarding parents with mental illnesses: a review and targeted intervention. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 33(2), pp. 91-94. United States. doi: 10.2975/33.2.2009.91.94

  • Salzer, M.S., Katz, J., Kidwell, B., Federici, M., & Ward-Colasante, C. (2009). Pennsylvania Certified Peer Specialist initiative: training, employment and work satisfaction outcomes. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 32(4), pp. 301-305. United States. doi: 10.2975/32.4.2009.301.305

  • 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. J Psychosoc Oncol, 27(1), pp. 42-58. United States. doi: 10.1080/07347330802614774

  • Salzer, M.S., Wick, L.C., & Rogers, J.A. (2008). Familiarity with and use of accommodations and supports among postsecondary students with mental illnesses. Psychiatr Serv, 59(4), pp. 370-375. United States. doi: 10.1176/ps.2008.59.4.370

  • Salzer, M.S., Wick, L.C., & Rogers, J.A. (2008). Familiarity With and Use of Accommodations and Supports Among Postsecondary Students With Mental Illnesses. Psychiatric Services, 59(4), pp. 370-375. American Psychiatric Association Publishing. doi: 10.1176/

  • Plotnick, D.F. & Salzer, M.S. (2008). Clubhouse costs and implications for policy analysis in the context of system transformation initiatives. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 32(2), pp. 128-131. United States. doi: 10.2975/32.2.2008.128.131

  • Rogers, J.A., Vergare, M.J., Baron, R.C., & Salzer, M.S. (2007). Barriers to recovery and recommendations for change: the Pennsylvania Consensus Conference on psychiatry's role. Psychiatr Serv, 58(8), pp. 1119-1123. United States. doi: 10.1176/ps.2007.58.8.1119

  • Rogers, J.A., Vergare, M.J., Baron, R.C., & Salzer, M.S. (2007). Barriers to Recovery and Recommendations for Change: The Pennsylvania Consensus Conference on Psychiatry's Role. Psychiatric Services, 58(8), pp. 1119-1123. American Psychiatric Association Publishing. doi: 10.1176/

  • Mandell, D.S. & Salzer, M.S. (2007). Who joins support groups among parents of children with autism? Autism, 11(2), pp. 111-122. England. doi: 10.1177/1362361307077506

  • Min, S., Whitecraft, J., Rothbard, A.B., & Salzer, M.S. (2007). Peer support for persons with co-occurring disorders and community tenure: a survival analysis. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 30(3), pp. 207-213. United States. doi: 10.2975/30.3.2007.207.213

  • Salzer, M.S., Association, U.S.P.R., & Association, U.S.P.R. (2006). Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills in Practice A CPRP Preparation and Skills Workbook.

  • Tunner, T.P. & Salzer, M.S. (2006). Consumer perspectives on quality of care in the treatment of schizophrenia. Adm Policy Ment Health, 33(6), pp. 674-681. United States. doi: 10.1007/s10488-006-0050-6

  • Salzer, M.S., Kaplan, K., & Atay, J. (2006). State psychiatric hospital census after the 1999 Olmstead Decision: evidence of decelerating deinstitutionalization. Psychiatr Serv, 57(10), pp. 1501-1504. United States. doi: 10.1176/ps.2006.57.10.1501

  • Salzer, M.S. & Evans, A.C. (2006). CATIE and the value of atypical antipsychotics in the context of creating a recovery-oriented behavioral health system. Adm Policy Ment Health, 33(5), pp. 536-540. United States. doi: 10.1007/s10488-006-0067-x

  • DiFranco, E., Bressi, S.K., & Salzer, M.S. (2006). Understanding consumer preferences for communication channels to create consumer-directed health promotion efforts in psychiatric rehabilitation settings. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 29(4), pp. 251-257. United States. doi: 10.2975/29.2006.251.257

  • Whitecraft, J., Scott, J., Rogers, J., Burns-Lynch, B., Means, T., & Salzer, M.S. (2005). The friends connection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In On Our Own, Together: Peer Programs for People with Mental Illness (pp. 159-176).

  • Salzer, M.S., Tunner, T., & Charney, N.J. (2004). A low-cost, telephone intervention to enhance schizophrenia treatment: a demonstration study. Schizophr Res, 66(1), pp. 75-76. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/s0920-9964(02)00483-8

  • Corrigan, P.W., Salzer, M., Ralph, R.O., Sangster, Y., & Keck, L. (2004). Examining the factor structure of the recovery assessment scale. Schizophr Bull, 30(4), pp. 1035-1041. United States. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.schbul.a007118

  • Salzer, M.S. & Burks, V. (2003). A mediational study of computer attitudes, experience, and training interests among people with severe mental illnesses. Computers in Human Behavior, 19(5), pp. 511-521. doi: 10.1016/S0747-5632(03)00020-7

  • Corrigan, P.W. & Salzer, M.S. (2003). The conflict between random assignment and treatment preference: implications for internal validity. Eval Program Plann, 26(2), pp. 109-121. England. doi: 10.1016/S0149-7189(03)00014-4

  • Salzer, M.S., Simiriglia, C., & Solomon, A. (2003). Computer experience and training interests of psychosocial rehabilitation program participants. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 26(4), pp. 417-421. United States. doi: 10.2975/26.2003.417.421

  • TenHave, T.R., Coyne, J., Salzer, M., & Katz, I. (2003). Research to improve the quality of care for depression: alternatives to the simple randomized clinical trial. Gen Hosp Psychiatry, 25(2), pp. 115-123. United States. doi: 10.1016/s0163-8343(02)00275-x

  • Kravetz, S., Dellario, D., Granger, B., & Salzer, M. (2003). A two-faceted work participation approach to employment and career development as applied to persons with a psychiatric disability. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 26(3), pp. 278-289. United States. doi: 10.2975/26.2003.278.289

  • Salzer, M.S. (2002). Consumer-Delivered Services as a Best Practice in Mental Health Care Delivery and The Development of Practice Guidelines. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 6(3), pp. 355-382. doi: 10.1080/10973430208408443

  • Draine, J., Salzer, M.S., & Cuthane, D.P. (2002). Role of social disadvantage in crime, joblessness, and homelessness among persons with serious mental illness. Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 4(2), p. 81.

  • Draine, J., Salzer, M., Culhane, D., & Hadley, T. (2002). Poverty, social problems, and serious mental illness. Psychiatr Serv, 53(7), p. 899. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • Draine, J., Salzer, M.S., Culhane, D.P., & Hadley, T.R. (2002). Role of social disadvantage in crime, joblessness, and homelessness among persons with serious mental illness. Psychiatr Serv, 53(5), pp. 565-573. United States. doi: 10.1176/

  • Salzer, M.S. & Shear, S.L. (2002). Identifying consumer-provider benefits in evaluations of consumer-delivered services. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 25(3), pp. 281-288. United States. doi: 10.1037/h0095014

  • Baron, R.C. & Salzer, M.S. (2002). Accounting for unemployment among people with mental illness. Behav Sci Law, 20(6), pp. 585-599. United States. doi: 10.1002/bsl.513

  • Burns-Lynch, B. & Salzer, M.S. (2001). Adopting innovations--lessons learned from a peer-based hospital diversion program. Community Ment Health J, 37(6), pp. 511-521. United States. doi: 10.1023/a:1017578129475

  • Salzer, M.S., Rappaport, J., & Segre, L. (2001). Mental health professionals' support of self-help groups. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 11(1), pp. 1-10. doi: 10.1002/casp.606

  • Hunkeler, E.M., Meresman, J.F., Hargreaves, W.A., Fireman, B., Berman, W.H., Kirsch, A.J., Groebe, J., Hurt, S.W., Braden, P., Getzell, M., Feigenbaum, P.A., Peng, T., & Salzer, M. (2000). Efficacy of nurse telehealth care and peer support in augmenting treatment of depression in primary care. Arch Fam Med, 9(8), pp. 700-708. United States. doi: 10.1001/archfami.9.8.700

  • Salzer, M.S. (2000). Communicating research. PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 51(4), pp. 539-539. doi: 10.1176/

  • Baron, R.C. & Salzer, M.S. (2000). The Career Patterns of Persons with Serious Mental Illness: Generating a New Vision of Lifetime Careers for those in Recovery. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 4(1), pp. 136-156. doi: 10.1080/10973430008408400

  • Salzer, M.S. (2000). Toward a narrative conceptualization of stereotypes: Contextualizing perceptions of public housing residents. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 10(2), pp. 123-137. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1298(200003/04)10:2<123::AID-CASP556>3.0.CO;2-6

  • Bickman, L., Rosof-Williams, J., Salzer, M.S., Summerfelt, W.T., Noser, K., Wilson, S.J., & Karver, M.S. (2000). What information do clinicians value for monitoring adolescent client progress and outcomes? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 31(1), pp. 70-74. doi: 10.1037/0735-7028.31.1.70

  • Salzer, M.S., Rappaport, J., & Segre, L. (1999). Professional appraisal of professionally led and self-help groups. Am J Orthopsychiatry, 69(4), pp. 536-540. United States. doi: 10.1037/h0080401

  • Salzer, M.S. (1999). Mental health outcome evaluation. PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 50(6), pp. 840-841. Retrieved from

  • Salzer, M.S., Bickman, L., & Lambert, E.W. (1999). Dose-effect relationship in children's psychotherapy services. J Consult Clin Psychol, 67(2), pp. 228-238. United States. doi: 10.1037//0022-006x.67.2.228

  • Salzer, M.S. (1999). United States mental health policy in the 1990s: An era of cost-effectiveness, research and consumerism. Policy and Politics, 27(1), pp. 75-84. doi: 10.1332/030557399782019552

  • Salzer, M. (1998). Consumer satisfaction. Psychiatr Serv, 49(12), pp. 1622-1623. United States. doi: 10.1176/ps.49.12.1622

  • Lambert, W., Salzer, M.S., & Bickman, L. (1998). Clinical outcome, consumer satisfaction, and ad hoc ratings of improvement in children's mental health. J Consult Clin Psychol, 66(2), pp. 270-279. United States. doi: 10.1037//0022-006x.66.2.270

  • Bickman, L., Salzer, M.S., Lambert, E.W., Saunders, R., Summerfelt, W.T., Heflinger, C.A., & Hamner, K. (1998). Rejoinder to Mordock's critique of the Fort Bragg Evaluation Project: the sample is generalizable and the outcomes are clear. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev, 29(1), pp. 77-91. United States. doi: 10.1023/a:1022687331435

  • Salzer, M.S. (1998). Narrative approach to assessing interactions between society, community, and person. Journal of Community Psychology, 26(6), pp. 569-580. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1520-6629(199811)26:6<569::AID-JCOP4>3.0.CO;2-Z

  • Salzer, M., Holcomb, W.R., & Parker, J.C. (1998). Consumer satisfaction [3] (multiple letters). Psychiatric Services, 49(12), pp. 1622-1623. doi: 10.1176/ps.49.12.1622

  • Hunkeler, E., Meresman, J., Fireman, B., Getzell, M., Feigenbaum, P., Groebe, J., Kirsch, A., Berman, W., Salzer, M., & Hargreaves, W. (1998). The efficacy of nurse telephone follow-up and peer support in treating depression in primary care. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of PSYCHIATRY in MEDICINE, 28(4), pp. 389-390. Retrieved from

  • Summerfelt, W.T., Salzer, M.S., & Bickman, L. (1997). Interpreting differential rates of service use: Avoiding myopia. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2(4), pp. 591-595. doi: 10.1177/1359104597024011

  • Salzer, M.S. (1997). Support groups: Current perspectives on theory and practice - Galinsky,MJ, Schopler,JH. PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 48(9), pp. 1211-1211. Retrieved from

  • Salzer, M.S., Nixon, C.T., Schut, L.J., Karver, M.S., & Bickman, L. (1997). Validating quality indicators. Quality as relationship between structure, process, and outcome. Eval Rev, 21(3), pp. 292-309. United States. doi: 10.1177/0193841X9702100302

  • Bickman, L. & Salzer, M.S. (1997). Measuring quality in mental health services. Eval Rev, 21(3), pp. 285-291. United States. doi: 10.1177/0193841X9702100301

  • Salzer, M.S. (1997). Forbidden narratives: Critical autobiography as social science - Church,K. PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 48(6), pp. 845-846. Retrieved from

  • Salzer, M.S. (1997). Consumer empowerment in mental health organizations: concept, benefits, and impediments. Adm Policy Ment Health, 24(5), pp. 425-434. United States. doi: 10.1007/BF02042724

  • Salzer, M.S. & Bickman, L. (1997). Delivering effective children's services in the community: Reconsidering the benefits of system interventions. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 6(1), pp. CO2-C13. doi: 10.1016/s0962-1849(05)80062-9

  • Salzer, M. (1997). The clinician's guide to managed behavioral care - Winegar,N. PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION JOURNAL, 20(4), pp. 98-99. Retrieved from

  • Salzer, M.S., Nixon, C., Schut, L., Karver, M.S., & Bickman, L. (1997). Quality as relationship between structure, process, and outcome: A conceptual framework for evaluating quality. SYSTEM of CARE for CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH: EXPANDING the RESEARCH BASE, ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, PROCEEDINGS, pp. 409-414. Retrieved from

  • Salzer, M.S. (1997). Principles for conducting outcomes research. SYSTEM of CARE for CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH: EXPANDING the RESEARCH BASE, ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, PROCEEDINGS, pp. 401-404. Retrieved from

  • Salzer, M.S. (1996). Interpreting outcome studies. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 35(11), pp. 1419-1420. United States. doi: 10.1097/00004583-199611000-00001

  • Salzer, M.S., McFadden, L., & Rappaport, J. (1994). Professional views of self-help groups. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 22(2), pp. 85-95. doi: 10.1007/BF02106543

  • Salzer, M.S. & Berenbaum, H. (1994). Somatic sensations, anxiety, and control in panic disorder. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry, 25(1), pp. 75-80. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/0005-7916(94)90066-3

  • Michener, A., Salzer, M.S., Reimer, M.S., & Lee, J. (1991). A comparison of lambda‐transfer and core solutions in constant‐sum non‐sidepayment games. Behavioral Science, 36(2), pp. 115-132. doi: 10.1002/bs.3830360205

  • Michener, H.A. & Salzer, M.S. (1989). Comparative accuracy of value solutions in non-sidepayment games with empty core. Theory and Decision, 26(3), pp. 205-233. doi: 10.1007/BF00134106

  • Michener, H.A., Salzer, M.S., & Richardson, G.D. (1989). Extensions of Value Solutions in Constant-Sum Non-Sidepayment Games. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 33(3), pp. 530-553. doi: 10.1177/0022002789033003008