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William Fisher

William Fisher
William H FisherProfessor Emeritus
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentSchool of Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Phone(978) 934-4000
  • EmailWilliam_Fisher@uml.edu

Research Interests

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.

Education

  • MA: Criminal Justice, (2008), University at Albany, SUNY - Albany, NY
  • Ph D: Sociology, (1980), Northeastern University -
  • MA: Sociology/ Social Anthropology, (1975), Northeastern University -
  • BA: Psychology, (1969), Clark University - Worcester, MA

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Distinguished Service Award (2006) - Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
  • American Public Health Association Mental Health Section Award (2001) - American Public Health Association
  • Commissioner's Recognition Award (1995) - Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
  • Christopher Walker Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Policy and Social Medicine (1988) - Harvard University

Publications

  • Curcio, G., Pattavina, A.F., Fisher, W.H. (2016) "Gender Differences on the Road to Redemption," Feminist Criminology pp. 1557085116654566
  • Morabito, M.S., Socia, K., Wik, A., Fisher, W.H. (2016) "The nature and extent of police use of force in encounters with people with behavioral health disorders," International journal of law and psychiatry
  • Smelson, D., DA Pinals, ., Sawh, L., Fulwiler, C., Singer, S., O’Connor, K., Fisher, W.H., Hartwell, S., Gonzalez, G. (2015) "A pilot specialty jail diversion program for justice-involved veterans with co-occurring disorders," Drug & Alcohol Dependence 146: pp. e101
  • Smelson, D.A., Pinals, D.A., Sawh, L., Fulwiler, C., Singer, S., Guevremont, N., Fisher, W.H., Steadman, H.J., Hartwell, S. (2015) "An Alternative to Incarceration: Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Intervention for Justice-Involved Veterans," World Medical & Health Policy 7:4 pp. 329-348
  • Silver, J., Fisher, W.H., Silver, E. (2015) "Preventing persons affected by serious mental illnesses from obtaining firearms: the evolution of law, policy, and practice in Massachusetts," Behavioral sciences & the law
  • Clark, R.E., Baxter, J.D., Aweh, G., O’Connell, E., Fisher, W.H., Barton, B.A. (2015) "Risk factors for relapse and higher costs among Medicaid members with opioid dependence or abuse: Opioid agonists, comorbidities, and treatment history," Journal of substance abuse treatment
  • Albert Grudzinskas Jr, ., Fisher, W.H., Filone, S., Winckworth-Prejsnar, K., Rock, M.R. (2014) "State-Level Dissemination and Promotion Initiatives," Oxford University Press pp. 164
  • Clark, R.E., Baxter, J.D., Barton, B.A., Aweh, G., O’Connell, E., Fisher, W.H. (2014) "The impact of prior authorization on buprenorphine dose, relapse rates, and cost for Massachusetts Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid dependence," Health services research 49:6 pp. 1964-1979
  • Fisher, W.H., Clark, R., Baxter, J., Barton, B., O’Connell, E., Aweh, G. (2014) "Co-occurring risk factors for arrest among persons with opioid abuse and dependence: implications for developing interventions to limit criminal justice involvement," Journal of substance abuse treatment 47:3 pp. 197-201
  • Epperson, M.W., Wolff, N., Morgan, R.D., Fisher, W.H., Frueh, B.C., Huening, J. (2014) "Envisioning the next generation of behavioral health and criminal justice interventions," International journal of law and psychiatry 37:5 pp. 427-438
  • Fisher, W.H., Hartwell, S.W., Deng, X., Pinals, D.A., Fulwiler, C., Roy-Bujnowski, K. (2014) "Recidivism Among Released State Prison Inmates Who Received Mental Health Treatment While Incarcerated," Crime & Delinquency 60:6 pp. 811
  • McCabe, P.J., Christopher, P.P., Pinals, D.A., Fisher, W.H. (2013) "Predictors of criminal justice involvement in severe mania," Journal of affective disorders 149: pp. 367-374
  • Hartwell, S., Deng, X., Fisher, W.H., Siegfriedt, J., Roy-Bujnowski, K., Johnson, C., Fulwiler, C. (2013) "Predictors of accessing substance abuse services among individuals with mental disorders released from correctional custody," Journal of Dual Diagnosis 9:1 pp. 11-22
  • Wolff, N., Frueh, B.C., Huening, J., Shi, J., Epperson, M.W., Morgan, R., Fisher, W.H. (2013) "Practice informs the next generation of behavioral health and criminal justice interventions," International journal of law and psychiatry 36:1 pp. 1-10
  • Hartwell, S.W., Deng, X., Fisher, W.H., Fulwiler, C., Sambamoorthi, U., Johnson, C., Pinals, D.A., Sampson, L., Siegfriedt, J. (2012) "Harmonizing databases? Developing a quasi-experimental design to evaluate a public mental health re-entry program," Evaluation and program planning 35: pp. 461-472
  • Christopher, P.P., McCabe, P.J., Fisher, W.H. (2012) "Prevalence of involvement in the criminal justice system during severe mania and associated symptomatology," Psychiatric Services 63:1 pp. 33-39
  • McCabe, P., Christopher, P., Druhn, N., Roy-Bujnowski, K., Grudzinskas, A.J., Fisher, W.H. (2012) "Arrest Types and Co-occurring Disorders in Persons with Schizophrenia or Related Psychoses," Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 39:3 pp. 271-284
  • Wolf, N., Morgan, R.D., Shi, J., Huening, J., Fisher, W.H. (2011) "Thinking Styles and Emotional States of Male and Female Prison Inmates by Mental Disorder Status," Psychiatric Services 62:12 pp. 1485
  • Fisher, W.H., Grudzinskas, A.J., Roy-Bujnowski, K.M., Wolff, N. (2011) "Public Policy and Limits of Diversion Programs for Reducing Jail Exposure of Persons With Serious Mental Illness," Psychiatric Services 62:12 pp. 1503-1505
  • Fisher, W.H., Simon, L., Roy-Bujnowski, K., Albert Jr Grudzinskas, ., Wolff, N., Crockett, E., Banks, S. (2011) "Risk of arrest among public mental health services recipients and the general public," Psychiatric Services 62:1 pp. 67-72
  • Harris, A.J., Fisher, W.H., Veysey, B.M., Ragusa, L.M., Lurigio, A.J. (2010) "Sex offending and serious mental illness: Directions for policy and research," Criminal Justice and Behavior 37:5 pp. 596-612
  • Fisher, W.H., Banks, S.M., Roy-Bujnowski, K., Albert J. Jr Grudzinskas, ., Simon, L.J., Wolff, N. (2010) "Categorizing temporal patterns of arrest in a cohort of adults with serious mental illness," The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 37:4 pp. 477-490
  • Hartwell, S.W., Fisher, W.H., Davis, M. (2010) "Emerging adults with psychiatric disabilities involved with the criminal justice system," International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 54:5 pp. 756-768
  • Fisher, W.H., Grisso, T. (2010) "Commentary: Civil commitment statutes”40 Years of circumvention," Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 38:3 pp. 365-368
  • Morgan, R.D., Fisher, W.H., Duan, N., Mandracchia, J.T., Murray, D. (2010) "Prevalence of Criminal Thinking among State Prison Inmates with Serious Mental Illness," Law & Human Behavior (Springer Science & Business Media B.V.) 34:4 pp. 324
  • Fisher, W.H., ALBERT GRUDZINSKAS JR J., . (2010) "Crisis Intervention Teams as the Solution to Managing Crises Involving Persons with Serious Psychiatric Illnesses: Does One Size Fit All?," Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations 10:1 pp. 58-71
  • Hartwell, S.W., Fisher, W.H., Deng, X. (2009) "The Impact of Regionalization on Reentry Service Outcomes for Individuals With Severe Mental Illness," Psychiatric Services 60:3 pp. 394
  • Davis, M., Fisher, W.H., Gershenson, B., Grudzinskas, A.J., Banks, S.M. (2009) "Justice system involvement into young adulthood: Comparison of adolescent girls in the public mental health system and in the general population," American Journal of Public Health 99:2 pp. 234-236
  • Hartwell, S., Fisher, W.H. (2008) ""Symbolic" Interactionism: Emerging Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities Involved with the Criminal Justice System," Conference Papers – American Sociological Association pp. 1
  • Hartwell, S., Fisher, W.H., Davis, M. (2007) "Emerging Adults Emerging From Incarceration with Psychiatric Disabilities: Age-Specific Mental Health System Challenges," Conference Papers – American Sociological Association pp. 1
  • Davis, M., Banks, S.M., Fisher, W.H., Gershenson, B., Albert J. Jr Grudzinskas, . (2007) "Arrests of adolescent clients of a public mental health system during adolescence and young adulthood," Psychiatric Services 58:11 pp. 1454-1460
  • Fisher, W.H., Wolff, N., Albert J. Jr Grudzinskas, ., Roy-Bujnowski, K., Banks, S.M., Clayfield, J. (2007) "Drug-related arrests in a cohort of public mental health service recipients," Psychiatric Services 58:11 pp. 1448-1453
  • Fisher, W.H., Drake, R.E. (2007) "Forensic mental illness and other policy misadventures. Commentary on ’Extending Assertive Community Treatment to criminal justice settings: Origins, current evidence, and future directions’," Community mental health journal 43:5 pp. 545-548
  • Biebel, K., Nicholson, J., Geller, J., Fisher, W.H. (2006) "A National Survey of State Mental Health Authority Programs and Policies for Clients Who are Parents: a Decade Later," Psychiatric Quarterly 77:2 pp. 119-128
  • Geller, J.L., Fisher, W.H., Jr Grudzinskas Albert J., ., Clayfield, J.C., Lawlor, T. (2006) "Involuntary outpatient treatment as aœdesintitutionalized coercion: The net-widening concerns," International journal of law and psychiatry 29: pp. 551-562
  • Fisher, W.H., Roy-Bujnowski, K., Grudzinskas, A.J., Clayfield, J.C., Banks, S.M., Wolff, N. (2006) "Patterns and prevalence of arrest in a statewide cohort of mental health care consumers," Psychiatric Services 57:11 pp. 1623-1628
  • Fisher, W.H., Silver, E., Wolff, N. (2006) "Beyond Criminalization: Toward a Criminologically Informed Framework for Mental Health Policy and Services Research," Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research 33:5 pp. 544-557
  • Fisher, W.H. (2006) "Better Than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream," Psychiatric Services 57:3 pp. 425
  • Grudzinskas, Jr., A.J., Clayfield, J.C., Roy-Bujnowski, K., Fisher, W.H., Richardson, M.H. (2005) "Integrating the Criminal Justice System into Mental Health Service Delivery: The Worcester Diversion Experience," Behavioral sciences & the law 23:2 pp. 277-293
  • Clayfield, J.C., Jr Grudzinskas Albert J., ., Fisher, W.H., Roy-Bujnowski, K. (2005) "E Pluribus Unum: Creating a Multi-Organizational Structure for Serving Arrestees with Serious Mental Illness," Research in Social Problems & Public Policy 12: pp. 27
  • (2004) "Timelines: 1830-1899," The Palgrave Guide to English Literature and its Contexts, 1500-2000
  • Davis, M., Banks, S., Fisher, W.H., Grudzinskas, A.J. (2004) "Longitudinal Patterns of Offending During the Transition to Adulthood in Youth From the Mental Health System," The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 31:4 pp. 351-366
  • Pinals, D.A., Packer, I.K., Fisher, W.H., Roy-Bujnowski, K. (2004) "Relationship Between Race and Ethnicity and Forensic Clinical Triage Dispositions," Psychiatric Services 55:8 pp. 873-878
  • Fisher, W.H., Normand, S.T., Dickey, B., Packer, I.K., Grudzinskas, A.J., Azeni, H. (2004) "Managed mental health care’s effects on arrest and forensic commitment," International journal of law and psychiatry 27:1 pp. 65-77
  • Fisher, W.H., Packer, I.K., Banks, S.M., Smith, D., Simon, L.J., Roy-Bujnowski, K. (2002) "Self-reported lifetime psychiatric hospitalization histories of jail detainees with mental disorders: Comparison with a non-incarcerated national sample," The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 29:4 pp. 458-465
  • Fisher, W.H., Dickey, B., Normand, S.T., Packer, I.K., Grudzinskas, A.J., Azeni, H. (2002) "Use of a state inpatient forensic system under managed mental health care," Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) 53:4 pp. 447-451
  • Fisher, W.H., Barreira, P.J., Geller, J.L., White, A.W., Lincoln, A.K., Sudders, M. (2001) "Long-Stay Patients in State Psychiatric Hospitals at the End of the 20th Century," Psychiatric Services 52:8 pp. 1051
  • Fisher, W.H., Packer, I., Simon, L., Smith, D. (2000) "Community Mental Health Services and the Prevalence of Severe Mental Illness in Local Jails: Are They Related?," Administration & Policy in Mental Health 27:6 pp. 371
  • Fisher, W.H., Packer, I., Grisso, T., McDermeit, M., Brown, J. (2000) "From Case Management to Court Clinic: Examining Forensic System Involvement of Persons with Severe Mental Illness," Mental health services research 2:1 pp. 41-49
  • Fisher, W.H., Dickey, B. (1999) "Cost-Outcome Methods for Mental Health," Psychiatric Services 50:4 pp. 569
  • Appelbaum, K.L., Fisher, W.H. (1997) "Judges’ Assumptions About the Appropriateness of Civil and Forensic Commitment," Psychiatric Services 48:5 pp. 710
  • Grisso, T., Cocozza, J.J., Steadman, H.J., Fisher, W.H., Greer, A. (1994) "The Organization of Pretrial Forensic Evaluation Services," Law & Human Behavior (Springer Science & Business Media B.V.) 18:4 pp. 377

Presentations

  • The Massachusetts Mental Health Criminal Justice Cohort Study: What Weêve Learned - Annual Meeting, October 2008 - San Diego, California
  • Examining Criminal Justice Involvement among State Mental Health Agency Clientele: The Massachusetts Mental Health Criminal Justice Cohort Study - Center for Mental Health Services ONE-MHSIP Spring Meeting, April 2008 - Boston MA
  • Temporal Patterns of Arrest in a Cohort of Adults Receiving Mental Health Services - Annual Meeting, March 2008 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Modeling Patterns of Criminal Justice Involvement among State Mental Health Agency Clients: Using Cross-Agency Data to Target Individuals at Risk of Arrest - NASMHPD State Mental Health Agency Services Research, Program Evaluation and Policy Conference, February 2008 - Arlington, VA
  • Using Criminal Justice Involvement as a Mental Health Outcome Measure: Issues in Interpretation and Measurement - SAMHSA State Mental Health Data Infrastructure Grant Annual Meeting, February 2008 - Arlington, VA
  • Temporal Patterns of Arrest in a Cohort of Adults Receiving Mental Health Services - Annual Meeting, November 2007 - Washington, DC
  • Mental Health Services and Patterns of Arrest: Implications for Planning Diversion Services - Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November 2007 - Boston MA
  • Felony Arrests in a Mental Health Service Use Cohort: Implications for Serving State Prison Inmates who have Severe Mental Illness - NIMH Mental Health Services Research Conference, July 2007 - Washington, DC
  • Whom should we divert and to where? Looking at arrests in a 10-year cohort study of persons with mental illness - World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference, June 2007 - Dresden, Germany
  • Mental Health Services and Risk of Arrest - 19th Annual Child Mental Health Services Research Conference, March 2007 - Tampa FL
  • Measuring Police Attitudes toward Persons with Mental Illness to Inform First Responder Training - National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute Conference, February 2007 - Baltimore MD
  • Mental Health Services and Patterns of Arrest: Implications for Planning Diversion Services - Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November 2006 - Boston MA
  • Arrest in a Mental Health Service Use Cohort: Implications for Diversion and Mental Health Service Needs among Offenders with Mental Illness in the U.S. - North London Forensic Service Ninth International Conference, September 2006 - Cambridge UK
  • Arrest in a Mental Health Service Use Cohort: Assessing Demand for Diversion - National GAINS Center Conference, April 2006 - Boston MA
  • Arrest Rates Among Person Served by a Department of Mental Health over a 10-Year Period, March 2006 - St Petersburg FL
  • Integrating Criminal Justice & Social Services Systems to Ensure a Seamless Continuum of Care, March 2006 - St Petersburg FL
  • Outpatient Commitment: A Competency Based Justification, March 2006 - St Petersburg FL
  • Research Supporting Diversion of Persons with Mental Illness - National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute Conference, February 2006 - Baltimore MD
  • Modeling the Diffusion of a Mental Health Assessment Technology in the Juvenile Justice System: The Case of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument - Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November 2005 - Washington, DC
  • Role of Ethnicity in Applying for Psychiatric Disability - Annual Meeting, October 2005 - Montreal
  • Trouble with the Law and the Courts: What the National Comorbidity Study Can and Cannot Tell Us About the Behavioral Health Antecedents of Juvenile and Adult Offending - 18th Annual Child Mental Health Services Research Conference, March 2005 - Tampa FL
  • Adopting the MAYSI-2: Spatial, Temporal and Systemic Diffusion across Juvenile Settings - Annual Meeting of the American Psychology Law Society, March 2005
  • A Nested Clock Model of Precursors to Offending among Person with Severe Mental Illness - Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November 2004 - Nashville, TN
  • Trouble with the Police and Courts: Examining the Rates of Police and Court Contact among Persons With and Without Mental Illness and Substance Abuse in the National Comorbidity Study - 3rd Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, April 2003 - Miami FL
  • Did Medicaid Managed Care Send the Mentally Ill to Jail? An Empirical Assessment, April 2003 - Worcester MA
  • Trouble with the Law: Assessing Criminal Justice System Contact in a National Sample of Community Residents With and Without Psychiatric Disorders - Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November 2002 - Philadelphia PA
  • Managed care effects on arrest and forensic commitment - Presented at the National GAINS Center Conference, October 2002 - San Francisco CA
  • UMASS Mental Health Diversion Program: When I Paint My Masterpiece - Presented at the National GAINS Center Conference, October 2002 - San Francisco CA
  • Managed Care Effects on Arrest and Forensic Commitment - National Institute of Mental Health 15th Biennial International Conference on Mental Health Services Research, April 2002 - Washington, DC
  • Before there was MHSIP: Mental Health Statistics in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries - Fiftieth Annual National Conference on Mental Health Statistics, May 2001 - Washington, DC
  • Managed Care and the Forensic Mental Health System - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2000 - Boston MA
  • Processual studies of violence among people with mental illness - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2000 - Boston MA
  • Race and Ethnicity: Impact on Forensic Admissions - 31st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, October 2000 - Vancouver BC
  • Managed Care and the Forensic Mental Health System - Challenges for the 21st Century; Mental Health Services Research, July 2000 - Washington, DC
  • Insurance Status and Length of Stay for Involuntarily Hospitalized Patients - Tenth Annual National Conference, February 2000 - Washington, DC
  • New Long Stay State Hospital Patients - Annual Meeting, November 1999 - Chicago, IL
  • The Long Good-Bye: Closing a State Hospital through Expanding Community Resources - Twenty-Fourth International Congress on Law and Mental Health, June 1999 - Toronto, Ontario Canada
  • States' Responses to Kansas v. Hendricks: Changing the Civil Commitment Laws - Fifteenth Annual Public Sector Psychiatry Conference, April 1999 - Worcester MA
  • Civil Commitment Practices in the Era of Managed Care: Research in Response to A Journalistic Inquiry - Ninth Annual National Conference, February 1999 - Alexandria VA
  • Developing Standards for Outcome Measures - Annual Meeting, November 1998 - Washington, DC
  • How Managed Care Organizations Develop Selective Contracting Networks - Ninth NIMH Biennial Research Conference on the Economics of Mental Health, September 1998 - Bethesda MD
  • Managed Care in the Mental Health System, July 1998 - Paris, France
  • Jails and the Mentally Ill: Research and Application - State Mental Health Forensic Directors Annual Conference, September 1997 - Annapolis, MD
  • Mental Health System Variation and the Jailed Mentally Ill - Annual Meeting, November 1996 - New York, NY
  • Judicial Attitudes toward Forensic Commitment, October 1996 - San Juan, PR
  • Survey of Police Procedures for Mental Illness Lockup Screening - Sixth Annual National Conference, February 1996 - Arlington, VA
  • The 'Civil' and 'Forensic' Mental Health Systems: How Do They Overlap? - Sixth Annual National Conference, February 1996 - Arlington, VA
  • Chance Corrected Continuity of Provider Measures for Psychiatric Inpatient Care - Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association, October 1995 - San Diego CA
  • Managed Care and Health Care Reform: Who Gets Left Out - National Conference on Mental Health Statistics, June 1995 - Washington DC
  • Area Variation in the Effects of Managed Care and Privatization - Fifth Annual National Conference, January 1995 - San Antonio, Texas
  • Assessing the Efficacy of Outpatient Commitment: A Case Control Study of Service Use by Committed and Non-Committed Consumers - Fifth Annual National Conference, January 1995 - San Antonio, Texas
  • Length of Stay in State Hospitals: Reports of Multi-State Analyses - National Conference on Mental Health Statistics, June 1994 - Washington DC
  • Issue Workshop: Perspectives on Recidivism in the Public Sector - American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 1994 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Symposium: "Systems Litigation: Using the Courts to Change Mental Health Systems." - American Psychology Law Society Biennial Meeting, March 1994 - Sante Fe, NM
  • Variations in Patterns of Services for the Severely Mentally Ill: The Role of Functional Level and Service System Characteristics - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 1993 - San Francisco CA
  • Symposium:"Closing State Hospitals: The Massachusetts Experience with Privatization and Facility Consolidation." - Fourth Annual National Conference, October 1993 - Annapolis, MD
  • Symposium: "Medicaid/Managed Care for Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services.", October 1993 - Baltimore, MD
  • The Impact of Managed Care on Referrals to Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment - The Impact of Managed Care on Referrals to Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment, October 1993 - Annapolis, MD
  • The Collaborative State Hospital Longitudinal Data Base Project: Patient Characteristics, Length of Stay, and Recidivism Patterns - National Conference on Mental Health Statistics, June 1993 - Washington DC
  • Community Services and the Least Restrictive Alternative: Lessons from a Vacated Consent Decree - Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association, November 1992 - Washington DC
  • Mentally Ill Mothers and their Children: Continuity of Care for Two High Risk Populations - Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association, November 1992 - Washington DC
  • The Final Outcome of a Federal Court Consent Decree: What the Northampton Consent Decree teaches Us About Mental Health Policy - The Final Outcome of a Federal Court Consent Decree: What the Northampton Consent Decree teaches Us About Mental Health Policy, October 1992 - Baltimore MD
  • State Systems for Delivery of Pretrial Forensic Evaluation Services - American Psychological Association Annual Convention, August 1992 - Washington DC
  • Is Federal Financing of State Hospital Services in the Community Feasible?: A Case Study of the Philadelphia State Hospital Closing - The Political Economy of the Asylum: Issues of Public Choice and Health Insurance, June 1992 - Philadelphia PA
  • Where's Care? Massachusetts' General Hospitals and the Chronically Mentally Ill?" Right-Sizing Massachusetts' State Hospitals?, May 1992 - Worcester MA
  • Gender Differences Among Traumatized Dually Diagnosed Clients - Annual Meeting, Eastern Psychological Association, April 1992 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Deinstitutionalization, Privatization, etc. Buzzwords and Megatrends for the 1990s - Worcester State Hospital Grand Rounds, February 1992
  • Mental Health Evaluation for the Criminal Courts - Annual Meeting, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, October 1991 - Orlando FL
  • Psychiatric Prescreening and the Mental Health Services System - Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association, October 1991 - Atlanta GA
  • Assessing the Utilization Patterns of Community Residential Programs - Forty-third Institute on Hospital and Community Psychiatry, October 1991 - Los Angeles CA
  • Patterns and Prevalence of Substance Abuse Among State Hospital Patients - Patterns and Prevalence of Substance Abuse Among State Hospital Patients, October 1991 - Atlanta GA
  • The Public/Private Relationship in Providing Inpatient Care for Seriously Mentally Ill Patients - Second Annual Conference on State Mental Health Agency Services Research, October 1991 - Arlington VA
  • Psychosocial and Personality Adjustment Among Chemically Addicted, Persistently Mentally Ill - Psychosocial and Personality Adjustment Among Chemically Addicted, Persistently Mentally Ill, August 1991 - San Francisco CA
  • Forecasting in Mental Health Services - National Conference on Mental Health Statistics, Division of Biometry and Applied Sciences, National Institute of Mental Health, June 1991 - Washington DC
  • Dollars and Census Reduction - Grand Rounds, Northampton State Hospital, April 1991 - Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Using Inpatient Data for Policy Development and Decision Making - Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse, April 1991
  • State Hospitals and Community Services: The Massachusetts Experience - State Hospitals and Community Services: The Massachusetts Experience, November 1990 - Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Community Resources and Chronic Recidivism in State Hospitals - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 1990 - New York, New York
  • Discharging Contemporary Psychogeriatric Patients from State Hospitals - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 1990 - New York, New York
  • Methodological Issues in Applying Small Area Variation Analysis to Inpatient Treatment for Chronic Mental Illness - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 1990 - New York, New York
  • Analyzing Inpatient Data - New England Public and Academic Services Research Conference, September 1990 - New Haven, Connecticut
  • Examining Length of Stay in State Hospitals: Conceptualization and Measurement - American Psychological Association Annual Convention, August 1990 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Measuring Service Systems Outcomes Using Life Table Analysis - National Conference on State Mental Health Agency Research, February 1990 - Alexandria, Virginia

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Co Principal Investigator, "Mental Health Services Costs and Outcomes (), Grant - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Co-investigator, Treatment Retention Strategies in Transition Age Youth (), Grant - ----
  • Co-Investigator, Employment Demonstration Project, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (1999), Grant - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery (2013), Contract - SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERV
    Fisher, W.H. (Principal)
  • Buprenorphine Treatment for Medicaid Beneficiaries (2011), Contract - NIH-NATL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE
    Fisher, W.H. (Principal)
  • Co-Investigator, Cost, Benefits and Regulation of Buprenorphine Treatment for Medicaid Beneficiaries (2010), Grant - ----
  • Co-Investigator, Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research (2008), Grant - NIMH Advanced Center
  • Co-Investigator, The Boston Police Study (2006), Grant - Sidney R Baer, Jr. Foundation
  • Creation of a Legal Data Base on State Involuntary Inpatient & Outpatient Civil C (2011), Grant -
    Fisher, W.H. (Principal)
  • Co-Investigator, Firearms laws, mental disorder, and violence: Combining social epidemiology and labeling theory to evaluate public health legislation (2011), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator, Creation of a Legal Data Base on State Involuntary Inpatient and Outpatient Civil Commitment Laws: Mapping (2011), Grant - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Law Program
  • Co-investigator, Evaluating Effectiveness of a Statewide Public Mental Health Re-entry Program (2009), Grant - ----
  • Co-investigator, Treatment Retention Strategies in Transition Age Youth (2009), Grant - ----
  • Co-Investigator, Adaptation of Multisystemic Therapy for Transition Age Youth (2007), Grant - ----
  • Principal Investigator, Modeling Criminal Justice Involvement among Persons With Mental Illness (2003), Grant - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Co-Investigator, National Youth Screening and Assessment Program (2002), Grant - John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation.
  • Co-Investigator/Co-Director, Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research (2002), Grant - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Co-Investigator, "An Intensive Study of Violent Incidents. (1998), Grant - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Principal Investigator, "Managed Care Effects on Arrest and Forensic Commitment" (1998), Grant - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Co-Investigator, "Regional Variation in Mental Health Service Costs." (1994), Grant - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Principal Investigator, "Analysis of Long Stay Patient Data in the Collaborative Longitudinal State Hospital Data Project." (1993), Grant - National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute
  • Co Principal Investigator, "Mental Health Services Costs and Outcomes (1991), Grant - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Research Associate, "Emergent Models of Pretrial Forensic Evaluation (1990), Grant - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Co Investigator, "Treating Substance Abuse Among Chronic Mental Patients (1989), Grant - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Methodologist, "Legal Intervention in Civil Commitment." (1981), Grant - National Institute of Mental Health