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Steven C Marcus, PhD
Research Associate Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice 

Dr. Steven Marcus is an epidemiologist, statistician, computer scientist, and a mental health services researcher studying the outcomes, quality of care, and pharmacoepidemiology of patients with serious mental disorders. He also has a strong interest in the field of mental health patient safety where he examines the epidemiology, cause, and prevention of medical errors in psychiatry. His work has focused on designing, implementing, and analyzing results of a broad range of field research studies. Additionally, he analyzes large claims databases (pharmacy claims, Medicaid, private insurance), hospital discharge datasets, public use survey data, and smaller proprietary research databases to answer important national policy questions related to mental health quality of care and service use. He has served as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on dozens of NIH funded grants. His research has led to hundreds of scholarly publications in leading academic journals.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Improving the Emergency Department Management of Deliberate Self-Harm

The study will inform efforts to address deficiencies in the emergency management of deliberate self-harm by testing whether access to five emergency services influences inpatient admission, timely outpatient mental health care, short-term risk of repeated self-harm and suicide.

Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Funder: NIMH
Mechanism: R01

Incentivizing Evidence Based Antidepressant Medication Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder,

This RCT will compare short-term effects of financial incentives on adherence to antidepressant treatment.

Role: Co-Principle Investigator
Funder: NIMH
Mechanism: P50

Disclosure of Serious Mental Illness in the Workplace

The project will provide the first-ever systematic evidence on the process of disclosing serious mental illness in the competitive workplace.

Role: Co-Investigator
Funder: NIMH
Mechanism: R01

The Effects of State Medicaid Policies on Healthcare Transitions for Young Adults with Autism

The study will conduct a detailed examination of healthcare service use among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders as they age into adulthood.

Role: Co-Investigator
Funder: NIMH
Mechanism: R01