Education: Tulane University, B.A., 1972; Indiana University, M.A., 1974; Brandeis University, Ph.D., 1986.
Research Interests: access to mental health services in rural areas, integration of primary care and behavioral health, and rural managed behavioral health programs
Professor Lambert teaches courses on Economic Issues in Health Care and Mental Health Policy. Lambert directs the Mental Health Program Area within the Institute for Health Policy and has over 15 years of experience in conducting mental health research with a focus on projects that improve access to, quality and effectiveness of mental health care to vulnerable populations. Lambert is a nationally recognized rural mental health services researcher and is widely published in this area. His research has focused on access to mental health services in rural areas, particularly coordination of primary care and mental health, recovery models, and evidence-based practice. Lambert has been an invited speaker at numerous national conferences and expert work group sessions. He is the past President of the National Association for Rural Mental Health Association (2003-2005).