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Expert on Mental Health and the Homeless to Speak

Expert on Mental Health and the Homeless to Speak

Robert Rosenheck, M.D., a nationally known researcher on mental health services and cost-effective studies – particularly regarding homeless people with mental illness – will speak at a noon- 1p.m. lecture on Wednesday, July 28, at Creighton University Medical Center’s Morrison Seminar Room, 601 N. 30 St.

His talk, titled “Cost-Effectiveness, Policy and Politics: De-Diffusion of Atypical Antipsychotics in the Treatment of Mental Illness,” is free to the public. A 30-minute, question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.

Rosenheck, director of the Division of Mental Health Services and Outcomes Research at Yale University School of Medicine, is former director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Northeast Program Evaluation Center. He has 22 years of experience evaluating and monitoring more than 1,000 VA programs for homeless veterans with mental illness.

He has published more than 500 scientific papers on topics such as performance evaluation of large homeless-services systems, the causes of homelessness, and the cost-effectiveness of programs for homeless people with mental illness.

Lecture sponsors are VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, which is bringing Rosenheck to Omaha for a series of activities, Creighton University School of Medicine, and Creighton’s Department of Psychiatry and Continuing Medical Education Division. For more information

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