Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Michael B. Blank

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Michael B. Blank

Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Co-Director, Behavioral and Social Sciences Core, Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (secondary appointment)
Co-Director, Administrative Core, Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center (PMHARC), University of Pennsylvania
Director, Interventions Core, Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center (PMHARC), University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research
3535 Market St., room 4046
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2648
Office: (215) 349-8488
Fax: (215) 349-8715
Lab: (215) 746-6717
Education:
B.A. (Psychology)
University of Rochester, 1980.
M.A. (Psychology)
University of Virginia, 1985.
Ph.D. (Psychology)
University of Virginia, 1991.
Post-Graduate Training
DuPont Fellowship, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1981-1982.
Governor's Fellowship, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1983-1986.
Intern in Clinical Psychology, Akron Child Guidance Center, Akron, Ohio, 1989-1990.
Intern in Clinical Psychology, Portage Path Community Mental Health Center, Akron, Ohio, 1989-1990.
Intern in Clinical Psychology, (APA Approved Internship in Clinical Psychology), Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio, 1989-1990.
Research Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1996-2000.
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1999-present.
Faculty Fellow, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2003-present.
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania, 2006-present.
Distinguished Research Fellow, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, 2010-present.
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Behavior Research, University of Pennsylvania, 2011-present.
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Description of Research Expertise

mental health services research, public health, rural mental health, HIV/AIDS

Description of Clinical Expertise

clinical and community psychology

Selected Publications

Rothbard, A., Blank, M.B., and Metraux, S.: Cost of Inpatient Care for Persons with SMI and HIV. Working Paper #0103, Center for Mental Heath Policy and Services Research, University of Pennsylvania 2001.

Blank, M.B., Metraux S., Feinberg, M., Aiken L., and HadleyT.: Differential mode of HIV transmission for those with co-occurring SMI. Working paper #0103, Center for Mental Heath Policy and Services Research, University of Pennsylvania 2001.

Blank, M.B., Metraux, S., Feinberg, M., Brady, K., Mandell, D., Aiken, L., and Hadley, T.: Combining Claims and Surveillance Data: Improvement in estimation of HIV prevalence among persons with SMI. Working paper #0102, Center for Mental Heath Policy and Services Research, University of Pennsylvania 2001.

Utz, S.W., Ferguson, L., Blank, M.B., Padgett, L., Morton, S., Guarini, J., and Simmons, W.: Decisional control, culture, and social distance: A dance between patients and providers. (manuscript under review). 2000.

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