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Steven Marcus


Dr. Marcus is an epidemiologist, statistician, computer scientist. He is a mental health services researcher studying the outcomes, quality of care, and pharmacoepidemiology of patients with serious mental disorders. He is also is an expert in mental health patient safety and currently has grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Patient Safety Foundation to study the epidemiology, cause, and prevention of medical errors in psychiatry. He has extensive expertise in designing, implementing, and analyzing results of field research studies. Additionally, he is an expert in the analysis of large claims databases (pharmacy claims, Medicaid, private insurance), hospital discharge datasets, public use survey data, and smaller proprietary research databases to answer important national policy questions related to mental health quality of care and service use. In addition, he has served as a research methods and statistical consultant on a wide variety of NIH funded grants. His research has led to over 100 scholarly publications in leading academic journals.


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Relevant Publications:

Marcus, S.C., & Olfson, M., (in press).  National Trends in the Treatment for Depression from 1998 to 2007.  Arch Gen Psych.

Olfson, M., & Marcus, S.C. (Epub ahead of print Aug. 4, 2010).  National Trends in Outpatient Psychotherapy.  American Journal of Psychiatry.

Mandell, D.S., Morales, K.H., Lawer, L.J., Stahmer, A.C., & Marcus, S.C. (2010).  Age of diagnosis among Medicaid-enrolled children with autism, 2001-2004.  Psychiatric Services, 61(8), 822-829.


Olfson, M., Marcus, S.C., & Doshi, J.A. (2010).  Continuity of care after inpatient discharge of patients with schizophrenia in the Medicaid program: a retrospective longitudinal cohort analysis.  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 71(7), 831-838.


Bennett, I.M., Marcus, S.C., Palmer, S.C., & Coyne, J.C. (2010).  Pregnancy-related discontinuation of antidepressants and depression care visits among Medicaid recipients.  Psychiatric Services, 61(4), 386-391.


Baldwin, M.L., Marcus, S.C., & De Simone, J. (2010).  Job loss discrimination and former substance use disorders.  Drug and Alcohol Dependency, 110(1-2), 1-7.


Cullen, S.W., Nath, S.B., & Marcus, S.C. (Epub ahead of print Mar 4, 2010).  Toward Understanding Errors in Inpatient Psychiatry: A Qualitative Inquiry.  Psychiatry Quarterly.

Mandell, D.S., Morales, K.H., Xie, M, Polsky, D., Stahmer, A., & Marcus, S.C. (Epub ahread of print Mar 3, 2010).  County-Level Variation in the Prevalence of Medicaid-Enrolled Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Marcus, S.C., & Durkin, M. (in submission).  Stimulant Adherence and Academic Performance in Urban Youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Olfson, M., Marcus, S.C., Faries, D.E., & Ascher-Svanum, H. (in submission).  Predicting psychiatric hospital admission in schizophrenia.  Schizophrenia Bulletin.