Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research

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Calendar of Events

A Mental Health Services Research Seminar is held on the third Monday of each month from September to June at 2:00 to 3:30 pm at our location (click here for directions).

Please call 215-746-1765 for more information.

The Robert Long Memorial Lecture will be held in the Spring - check back for details




 

2013-2014 Guest Speaker Series

Monday, May 19, 2014 (2:00-3:30 PM)
Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 240
3730 Walnut Street

Guest Speaker: Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH
Professor and Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health
Emory University Department of Health Policy and Management
Improving Health and Healthcare for People with Serious Mental Illnesses: From Research to Practice and Back Again

This event is co-sponsored by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

RSVP: kathshea@upenn.edu



Previous Lectures

Monday, January 13, 2014 (2:00-3:30 PM)
Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ron Manderscheid
Executive Director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors
Co-Occurring Illnesses: Intersection of Physical and Mental Health
Click for article on LDI Health Economist

 

Monday, December 9th 2013 (2:00-3:30 PM)
3535 Market Street, 16th Floor Conference Room B

Guest Speaker: Dr. Gail Daumit
Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
A Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention in Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Click here for video of Dr. Daumit's talk


Monday, May 20th 2013 (2:00-3:30pm)
Location: 3535 Market Street 16th Floor Conference Room D

Guest Speaker: Dr. David Chambers
Associate Director, Dissemination and Implementation Research, NIMH
Research Areas: Dissemination and implementation of mental health care interventions
Dissemination and Implementation Research: Building the Mental Health System of the Future



Monday, January 7th 2013 (2:00-3:30pm)
Location: LDI Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 1st Floor, 3641 Locust Walk

Guest Speaker: Dr. Curtis McMillen
Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
Where Intervention Development and Implementation Intersect: Services for Youth and Foster Care
Research Areas: Improving mental health services for children and youth in foster care



Monday, October 1st 2012 (1:30-3:00pm)

Location: SHDH 215

Guest Speaker: Dr. Marc Atkins
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University Of Illinois at Chicago
“New Models for Children’s Mental Health Services in Urban Communities: Drilling Deeper in Urban Schools”
Full Length Video now available: Dr. Marc Atkins talk at CMHPSR/LDI

Research Areas: Development of effective mental health services for children and adolescents in low-income communities

Marc S. Atkins, PhDDr. Atkins is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he holds appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and the Institute for Juvenile Research.  He is a leading researcher in the development of effective mental health services for children and families living in low-income communities.  He will present a mental health service model that identifies and leverages indigenous resources within schools and communities to change the social context of schooling for youth in urban poverty, and promote opportunities for positive mental health and improved academic outcomes for children.

Co-sponsored by The Neuroscience of Behavior Initiative and The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics