People with Mental Illness

UMass Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research provides in-depth policy analysis to help public health and managed care organizations develop and implement policies and best practices for serving populations with mental health disorders.

Key Focus Areas

Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance
Our research and expertise focuses on intensive community-based services and case management for minor children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED).

Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
Our studies examine diagnosis and treatment data for Medicaid beneficiaries with co-occuring disorders, and recommends implementation of a no wrong door policy for treatment options.


Key Staff

 Ken Appelbaum Kenneth Appelbaum, M.D.
Director, Correctional Mental Health Policy and Research

Learn More

Center for Health Policy and Research
(508) 856-3124
healthpolicy@umassmed.edu