Dr. Maryann Davis is an internationally recognized expert on services for transition
age youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. Her focus is on
improving treatments and services for this population that help support the development
of adult role functioning during the transition from adolescence to mature adulthood. She
has examined the ways in which policies and practices support or impeded the healthy
development of this unique age group. Dr. Davis’ work also emphasizes the development of
evidence-based interventions that improve this population’s transition into adulthood,
including facilitation of mental health and related treatment, and interventions that
reduce criminal behavior and substance abuse while supporting the successful completion
of education and training, and movement into mature work lives. 

Articles

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Treatment Retention Strategies in Transition Age Youth (with Charles W. Lidz, Lisa R. Fortuna, William H. Fisher, and Lisa Mistler), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2012)
 

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

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Prevalence and Impact of Substance Use Among Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions (with Ashli J. Sheidow, Michael McCart, and Kristyn Zajac), Psychiatric rehabilitation journal (2012)
 

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Social network analysis of child and adult interorganizational connections (with Nancy Koroloff and Matthew Johnsen), Psychiatric rehabilitation journal (2012)
 

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Becoming an Adult: Challenges for Those with Mental Health Conditions (with Kathryn Sabella, Lisa M. Smith, and Amanda Costa), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2011)
 

Books

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Transition to Adulthood: A Resource for Assisting Young People with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties (with Hewitt B. Clark), Center for Mental Health Services Research (2000)
 

Contributions to Books

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Policy, Funding, and Sustainability: Issues and Recommendations for Promoting Effective Transition Systems (with Cheri Hoffman, Craig Anne Heflinger, and Michele Athay), Transition of Youth and Young Adults with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: An Evidence-Based Handbook (2009)
 

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The Service System Obstacle Course for Transition-Age Youth and Young Adults (with Melanie Green and Cheri Hoffman), Transition of Youth and Young Adults with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: An Evidence-Based Handbook (2009)
 

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The Great Divide: How Mental Health Policy Fails Young Adults (with Nancy Koroloff), Research on Community-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (2006)
 

Presentations

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Substance Abuse and the Functioning of Transition-Aged Youth with Psychiatric Disorders (with Valerie Williams and Bernice Gershenson), Proceedings of the 17th Annual research Conference, A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base (2004)
 

Reports and Other Publications

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Under Construction: Linkages between Youth and Adult Systems after Expanding Transition Services (with Nancy Koroloff, Matthew Johnsen, and Barbara E. Starrett), Center for Mental Health Services Research (2009)
 

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Where are Bridges Needed: Relationships Between Youth and Adult Services Before Strengthening the Transition System (with Matthew Johnsen, Nancy Koroloff, Barbara E. Starrett, Colleen E. McKay, Michael Pullmann, Diane Sondheimer, and Lynwood Gordon), Center for Mental Health Services Research (2005)
 

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State Efforts To Expand Transition Supports for Young Adults Receiving Adult Public Mental Health Services (with Bethany Hunt), Center for Mental Health Services Research (2005)
 

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Summary of Center for Mental Health Services Youth Transition Policy Meeting: National Experts Panel (with Chris Koyanagi), Center for Mental Health Services Research (2005)