Dr. William H. Fisher, Ph.D., is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry in the Center for
Mental Health Services Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His
major research interests include: Research on systems involved with severely mentally ill
adults; Mental health policy and law; Interface of the criminal justice and mental health
systems; Social deviance and social control; Statistical analysis and research
methodology; Social epidemiology of mental disorders. 

Featured Articles

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Risk of Arrest Among Public Mental Health Services Recipients and the General Public (with Lorna J. Simon, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Nancy Wolff, Emily Crockett, and Steven M. Banks), Psychiatric Services (2011)
 

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The changing role of the state psychiatric hospital (with Jeffrey L. Geller and John A. Pandiani), Health affairs (Project Hope) (2009)
 

Articles

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Predictors of criminal justice involvement in severe mania (with Patrick J. McCabe, Paul P. Christopher, and Debra A. Pinals), Journal of affective disorders (2013)
 

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A Jail Diversion Program for Veterans with Co-occurring Disorders: MISSION - DIRECT VET (with Paul Christopher, Mary Ellen Foti, Carl E. Fulwiler, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Stephanie W. Hartwell, David A. Smelson, and Debra Pinals), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2013)
 

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Harmonizing databases? Developing a quasi-experimental design to evaluate a public mental health re-entry program (with Stephanie W. Hartwell, Xiaogang Deng, Carl E. Fulwiler, Usha Sambamoorthi, Craig Johnson, Debra A. Pinals, Lisa Sampson, and Julianne Siegfriedt), Evaluation and program planning (2012)
 

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

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Arrest Types and Co-occurring Disorders in Persons with Schizophrenia or Related Psychoses (with Patrick J. McCabe, Paul P. Christopher, Nicholas Druhn, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, and Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr.), The journal of behavioral health services and research (2012)
 

Contributions to Books

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Introduction: Children, Adolescents, and Mental Health Services Research: An Overview of Emerging Perspective, Research on Community-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (2006)
 

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E Pluribus Unum: Creating a Multi-Organizational Structure for Serving Arrestees with Serious Mental Illness (with Jonathan C. Clayfield, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., and Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski), The Organizational Response to Persons with Mental Illness Involved with the Criminal Justice System (2005)
 

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Introduction: Work and Mental Illness – A Brief Sociological and Historical Overview, Research on Employment for Persons with Severe Mental Illness (2004)
 

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Community Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Involvement Among Persons with Mental Illness (with Nancy Wolff and Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski), Community-Based Interventions for Criminal Offenders with Severe Mental Illness (2002)
 

Posters and Presentations