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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Increase in untreated cases of psychiatric disorders during the transition to adulthood (with William E. Copeland, Lilly Shanahan, Barbara J. Burns, Adrian Angold, and E Jane. Costello), Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) (2015)
 

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Investing in the health and well-being of young adults (with Clare Stroud, Leslie R. Walker, and Charles E. Irwin Jr), The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine (2015)
 

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Predictors of outpatient mental health clinic follow-up after hospitalization among Medicaid-enrolled young adults (with Leslie Marino, Lawrence S. Wissow, Michael T. Abrams, Lisa B. Dixon, and Eric P. Slade), Early intervention in psychiatry (2015)
 

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Adapting Supported Employment for Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions (with Marsha Langer Ellison, Vanessa V. Klodnick, Gary R. Bond, Izabela M. Krzos, Susan M. Kaiser, and Marc A. Fagan), The journal of behavioral health services and research (2014)
 

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Reducing Recidivism and Symptoms in Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions and Justice System Involvement (with Ashli J. Sheidow and Michael R. McCart), The journal of behavioral health services and research (2014)
 

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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Patterns of Psychotherapy Attendance in Emerging and Mature Adults (with William H. Fisher, Charles W. Lidz, and Bernice Gershenson), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2013)
 

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Treatment Retention Intervention for Emerging Adults in Outpatient Psychotherapy (with Lisa Mistler and Ashli J. Sheidow), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2012)
 

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Using Life Coaches to Provide Vocational Supports to Emerging Adults (with Ashli J. Sheidow), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2012)
 

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

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Trajectories of Offending from Childhood to Early Adulthood in Girls With and Without Mental Health System Involvement (with Steven M. Banks, Bernice Gershenson, William H. Fisher, and Albert J. Grudzinskas), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2007)
 

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)