VISN 1 MIRECC Staff: Robert A. Rosenheck, M.D.
Robert A. Rosenheck, M.D.
Dr. Robert Rosenheck is Senior Investigator for the VISN 1 New England MIRECC. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health and at the Child Study Center at Yale Medical School where he is also Director of the Division of Mental Health Services and Outcomes Research in the Department of Psychiatry. He is an internationally known mental health service researcher who is leader in cost-effectiveness studies of behavioral health interventions and in monitoring quality of care and other aspects of the performance of large health care systems. As founding Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Northeast Program Evaluation Center for 22 years, he evaluated, disseminated, and monitored innovative programs for homeless Veterans with mental illnesses who were treated in over 1000 programs across the VA health care system. He has been a prime architect of national VA collaborative programs with both the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Social Security Administration. He also directed the client-level evaluation of the ACCESS program for homeless mentally ill Americans, for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services, which examined the effect of service systems integration on outcomes for homeless persons with severe mental illnesses in 18 sites and led the evaluation of the joint HUD-HHS-VA multi-site initiative to end chronic homelessness. He conducted the cost-effectiveness analysis for the CATIE schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease trials and has led 5 VA cooperative studies. He has published more than 700 scientific papers on topics such as performance evaluation of large homeless services systems, the causes of homelessness, the cost-effectiveness of programs for homeless persons with mental illness and antipsychotic medications and has received awards for his research from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Public Health Association among others.