Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a correctional mental health expert at UMass Medical School, says psychiatric organizations don’t pay enough attention to the challenges of their members who work in prisons, according to an article in The New Yorker published online ahead of the May 2 print issue.
Who We are
UMass Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research is dedicated to research, evaluation, and education initiatives that advance public health policy and outcomes worldwide.
Our approach informs all our work, including:
As part of a leading academic health sciences center, our high-quality, insightful research shapes public policy, from the bedside to the community.
Where We’ll be Next...
June 26-28 — Boston, MA
The ARM brings together a wide variety of stakeholders leading the charge to transform delivery systems and health care in this rapidly changing landscape. The 2016 ARM program will feature compelling session formats, panels on critical and emerging issues in health services research, and a new theme on global health, all in addition to presentations of high quality peer-reviewed research.
We will be presenting at this conference.
Projects and Publications
January 25, 2016
Moving Beyond Google Translate: What Massachusetts Families from Diverse Cultures Need for Effective Autism Services and Supports
The project team conducted a state needs assessment of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Developmental Disabilities (DD). Preliminary data indicates that screening and evaluation for ASD and other DD’s in Massachusetts occur less frequently in non-native English-speaking populations and other minority cultures.