Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research

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Faculty and Staff


Steven Marcus, PhD Steven Marcus, PhD
Curriculum vitae (pdf)
Research Associate Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice;
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Marcus is an epidemiologist, statistician, computer scientist. He is a mental health services researcher studying the outcomes, quality of care, and pharmacoepidemiology of patients with serious mental disorders. He is also is an expert in mental health patient safety and currently has grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Patient Safety Foundation to study the epidemiology, cause, and prevention of medical errors in psychiatry. He has extensive expertise in designing, implementing, and analyzing results of field research studies. Additionally, he is an expert in the analysis of 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. In addition, he has served as a research methods and statistical consultant on a wide variety of NIH funded grants. His research has led to over 100 scholarly publications in leading academic journals.