Marsha Langer Ellison, Ph.D., is a mental health services, psychiatric
rehabilitation and disability policy researcher. In her current position at the
University of Massachusetts Medical School she is the Associate Director for Knowledge
Translation for the federally funded Transitions Research and Training Center in the
Department of Psychiatry. There she directs and participates in research and
dissemination activities that support the learning and working goals of youth and young
adults (ages 14 -30) with serious mental health conditions. She also jointly holds an
appointment at the ENRM Veterans Hospital at Bedford, Mass., where she conducts research
on supported education for Veterans with PTSD. Her research interests include employment
and education, and recovery practices including peer support for people with psychiatric
disability. 

Articles

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

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Unemployment and Co-occurring Disorders Among Homeless Veterans (with Kathryn O'Connor, Anna Kline, Leon Sawh, Stephanie Rodrigues, William H. Fisher, Vincent Kane, John Kuhn, and David A. Smelson), Journal of Dual Diagnosis (2013)
 

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Conceptualization and measurement of mental health providers' recovery-promoting competence: the recovery promoting relationships scale (RPRS) (with Zlatka Russinova, E. Sally Rogers, Karon F. Cook, and Asya Lyass), Psychiatric rehabilitation journal (2013)
 

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Predictors of financial self-sufficiency among Social Security beneficiaries with psychiatric disabilities (with Zlatka Russinova, E. Sally Rogers, Philippe Bloch, Asya Lyass, and Nancy J. Wewiorski), Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 38(1), (2013)
 

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Between Adolescence and Adulthood: Rehabilitation Research to Improve Services for Youth and Young adults (with Maryann Davis and Nancy Koroloff), Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal (2012)
 

Books

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HUD-VASH Resource Guide for Permanent Housing and Clinical Care (with U. S. Veterans Administration National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, David Kalman, Stephanie Rodrigues, Leon Sawh, David A. Smelson, and Douglas M. Ziedonis), Psychiatry Publications and Presentations (2012)
 

Contributions to Books

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Peer Support (with Stephanie Rodrigues, Matthew Chinman, Susan Hills, and Colleen E. McKay), MISSION-VET Treatment Manual (2011)
 

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Vocational and Educational Support for Veterans (with Charles Drebing, Lisa Mueller, Jonathan Delman, and Lisa Mistler), MISSION-VET Treatment Manual (2011)
 

Presentations

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Creating a “Community of Practice” on Transition Age Youth & Young Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions in Northeast Massachusetts (with Lisa M. Smith, Joann Starks, and Amanda Costa), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2013)
 

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The Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (with Maryann Davis, Jonathan Delman, and Charles W. Lidz), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2010)
 

Reports and Other Publications

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How Do Employment Outcomes of Medicaid Buy-In Participants Vary Based on Prior Medicaid Coverage? An Example from Massachusetts (with Mihail D. Samnaliev, Alexis D. Henry, Jody Schimmel Beauchamp, Annette Shea, and Jay S. Himmelstein), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2008)
 

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Evaluation of the 40 Hours per Month Work Requirement for MassHealth’s CommonHealth Working Program (with Leslie Olin, Lobat Hashemi, and Mihail D. Samnaliev), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2008)
 

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RPRS Manual: Recovery Promoting Relationships Scale (with Zlatka Russinova and E. Sally Rogers), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2006)
 

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A Handbook for Participatory Action Researchers (with Karen Sue Danley), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (1999)
 

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Testing Family Support and Family Empowerment: Key Finding Across Four Pilots (with Elissa Freud, Bruce Blaney, J. Knoll, and Hank Bersani Jr.), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (1991)