Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Michael B. Blank

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Michael B. Blank

Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research
3535 Market St., room 3020
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2648
Office: (215) 349-8488
Fax: (2150349-8715
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, University of Virginia, 1981-1982.
Governor's Fellowship, University of Virginia, 1983-1986.
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, 1989-1990.
Intern in Clinical Psychology, Akron Child Guidance Center, Akron, Ohio, 1989-1990.
Research Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1996-2000.
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2000-present.
Faculty Fellow, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2003-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

Fox, J.C, Blank, M.B., Rovnyak, V.G., & Barnett, R.Y.: Barriers to Help Seeking for Mental Disorders in a Rural Impoverished Population. Community Mental Health Journal 37(5): 421-436, 2001.

Blank, M., Mandell, D., Aiken, L., and Hadley, T.: The Co-Occurrence of HIV and Serious Mental Illness among Medicaid Recipients. Psychaitric Services 2001.

Stroup, T.S., Morrissey, J.P., Ellis, A.R., and Blank, M.: Does Medicaid capitation lead to increased burden for families of severely mentally ill persons? The Tidewater Managed Care experience. Administration and Policy in Mental Health 2001.

Utz, S.W., Padgett, L., Blank, M.B., Guarini, J., Morton, S., Wilson, L., and Simmons, S.: Comparisons of specific illness beliefs of rural and urban Blacks and Whites. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research 2001.

Salzer, M, Blank, M, Rothbard, A, and Hadley, T: Adult Mental Health Services in the 21st Century. Center for Mental Health Services. Mental Health, United States, 200 DHHS Pub No. (SMA) 01-3537. Washington, DC: Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. Manderscheid, R.W., and Henderson, M. J. (eds.). 2001.

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.

Kane, C., Blank, M.B., and Hundley, P. : Care provision and community adjustment of rural consumers with serious mental illness. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing 13(1): 19-29, 1999.

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