Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

David Lambert

Associate Research Professor
David Lambert

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420 Wishcamper Center

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4502

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).

Publications

Date Title Typesort descending
2014 Integrated Care in Rural Areas Book Chapter
2012 Integrating care in rural areas Book Chapter
2008 Substance Abuse by Youth and Young Adults in Rural America Journal Article
2010 Characteristics of Inpatient Psychiatric Units in Small Rural Hospitals Journal Article
2007 Rural Inpatient Psychiatric Units Improve Access to Community-Based Mental Health Services, but Medicare Payment Policy a Barrier Report
2002 State Licensure Laws and the Mental Health Professions: Implications for the Rural Mental Health Workforce. Executive Summary Report
2008 Maine Barriers to Integration Study: Environmental Scan Report
2001 Medicaid Managed Behavioral Health in Rural Areas Report
2005 Mental Health Encounters in Critical Access Hospital Emergency Rooms: A National Survey Report
2009 Maine Barriers to Integration Study: The View from Maine on the Barriers to Integrated Care and Recommendations for Moving Forward Report
2009 Rural Children Don't Receive the Mental Health Care They Need Research and Policy Brief
2009 Mental Health Services in Rural Jails Research and Policy Brief
2010 Mental Health Problems Have Considerable Impact on Rural Children and Their Families Research and Policy Brief
2008 Use of Mental Health Services by Rural Children Working Paper
2010 Mental Health Services in Rural Jails Working Paper
2010 Access to Mental Health Services and Family Impact of Rural Children With Mental Health Problems Working Paper
2012 Adolescent Alcohol Use: Do Risk and Protective Factors Explain Rural-Urban Differences? Working Paper

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Hartley Retires as Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center

David Hartley, PhD

David Hartley, PhD, the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHRC) and a Research Professor of Public Health has announced that he will be retiring from the University of Southern Maine August 31st, 2014. David came to the University in 1994 and has directed the MRHRC since 2004. Andy Coburn, PhD, Research Professor of Public Health, will take over as the new MRHRC Director. Erika Ziller, PhD continues in her role as Deputy Director. David has had a distinguished career in rural health and rural health research, and has made lasting contributions to the field with his work on rural behavioral health, rural disparities and health, and rural active living.

A celebration will be scheduled in early fall to honor David and his many contributions to the field and the University.

 

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