Jonathan Delman, PhD, JD, MPH is a Research Professor of Psychiatry and the Director
of the Program for Recovery Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
At the Department of Psychiatry, he is also the Associate Director for Participatory
Action Research at the Transitions (to young adulthood) Research and Training Center and
a member of the “Open Dialogue” research team. Dr. Delman, himself a person with lived
experience of mental illness, is considered a national expert on community based
participatory mental health action research (CBPR), recovery-oriented care and
measurement, peer support services, and transition age youth. Agencies he has
consistently advised on these matters include SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health
Services Administration), NIMH, and the state Department of Mental Health. 

Along with his research, Dr. Delman advises clinical staff on quality management and
improvement. He also advises state agencies on integrating shared decision making and
peer support services into developing models of integrated health care delivery. For the
Governor’s Interagency Council on Substance Abuse and Prevention he has been coordinating
efforts to identify, design and implement strategic policies, financing mechanisms,
and/or infrastructure improvements for increasing the number and quality of peer services
in Massachusetts, with a focus on health reform and Medicaid. 

Dr. Delman is a mental health consumer researcher and a 2008 recipient of a Robert Wood
Johnson Community Health Leader award, one of ten awarded nationally, for “individuals
who overcome daunting obstacles to improve health and health care in their communities.”
He has received several awards from DMH for “Distinguished Service”, and is a member of
the editorial board of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 

Articles

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Appealing Features of Vocational Support Services for Hispanic and non-Hispanic Transition Age Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions (with Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Colleen E. McKay, and Lisa M. Smith), The journal of behavioral health services and research (2014)
 

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Supported Education as a Vital Route to Competitive Employment (with Marsha Ellison), Focal Point (2013)
 

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First Steps & Beyond: Incorporating Shared Decision Making (SDM) in Massachusetts Mental Health Services (Report & Recommendations from the 2009 Summit) (with Mary Ellen G. Foti, Lisa Mistler, and Tamar Skolnick), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2011)
 

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The BMC ACCESS project: the development of a medically enhanced safe haven shelter (with Alisa K. Lincoln, Peggy Johnson, Dennis Espejo, Sara Plachta-Elliott, Peggy Lester, Christopher Shanahan, Susan Abbott, Howard Cabral, Amber Jamanka, and Patty Kenny), The journal of behavioral health services and research (2009)
 

Contributions to Books

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Vocational and Educational Support for Veterans (with Marsha Langer Ellison, Charles Drebing, Lisa Mueller, and Lisa Mistler), The MISSION-VET Treatment Manual (2011)
 

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Service Users as Paid Research Workers: Principles for ActiveInvolvement and Good Practice Guidance (with Alisa K. Lincoln), Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research (2009)
 

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Consumer Driven and Conducted Survey Research in Action, Towards Best Practices for Surveying People with Disabilities (2007)
 

Unpublished Papers

Other

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First Steps and Beyond: Incorporating Shared Decision Making in Massachusetts Mental Health Services (with Mary Ellen G. Foti, Lisa Mistler, and Tamar Skolnick), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2010)
 

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Developing the DMH Research Agenda – Stakeholder Focus Groups (with R. Dougherty and S. Perlman), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2009)
 

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Crossing the Mental Health Care Quality Chasm in Massachusetts, Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2004)
 

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Testimony to Executive Office of Health and Human Services on Youth in Transition (with Sarah Entemann and Jessel Paul Smith), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2004)