Mark Olfson, MD, MPH

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Mark Olfson, MD, MPH seeks to identify gaps between clinical science and practice in behavioral health care including a focus on suicide prevention and improving the treatment of adults with serious mental illnesses and substance use disorders. He has brought attention to problems in quality of assessment and treatment of children and adults with behavioral health disorders including an emphasis on neglected and underserved populations. He has characterized unmet need for mental health services, the flow of patients into mental health care, and evolving national practice patterns in the assessment and management of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Olfson has received numerous federal and private foundation grants and has published over 500 academic papers.

Academic Appointments

  • Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law and Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC

Gender

  • Male

Research

Grants

THE COLUMBIA CENTER FOR INJURY SCIENCE AND PREVENTION (CCISP) (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2019 - Jul 31 2024

IMPACTOF MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA LAWS ON CANNABIS, OPIOIDS AND PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS: NATIONAL STUDY OF VA PATIENTS, 2000 - 2024 (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2019 - Apr 30 2024

ASADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE DECLINES, ADOLESCENT WELL BEING DECREASES: IDENTIFYING HIGH-RISK SUBSTANCE USING GROUPS AND THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA, PARENTAL SUPERVISION, AND UNSUPERVISED TIME (Federal Gov)

Jun 15 2019 - Mar 31 2024

PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO ANESTHESIA AND SUBSEQUENT NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2018 - Jul 31 2023

MENTAL DISORDERS PREVALENCE STUDY (Federal Gov)

Oct 10 2019 - Sep 29 2022

OPTIMIZING AND PERSONALIZING INTERVENTIONS FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (OPAL) (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2018 - Dec 31 2021

HEALTH CARE POLICY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT ACCESS (Federal Gov)

Feb 15 2017 - Nov 30 2021

HOSPITAL DISCHARGE PLANNING AND TRANSITION TO OUTPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC CARE (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - Apr 30 2021

IMPROVING THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT OF DELIBERATE SELF-HARM (Federal Gov)

May 1 2016 - Mar 31 2021

SOCIALNETWORKS, PHYSICIAN CHARACTERISTICS, AND INAPPROPRIATE PRESCRIBING OF COMMONLY MISUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2018 - Dec 31 2020

TRANSFORMING MENTAL HEALTH DELIVERY THROUGH BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2017 - May 31 2020

OPIOIDOVERDOSES AMONG MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES: PREDICTORS, OUTCOMES AND STATE POLICY EFFECT (Federal Gov)

Mar 1 2019 - Jan 31 2020

SERVICE AGREEMENT: JAN (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jan 5 2015 - Jan 5 2020

THE IMPACT OF STATE HEALTHCARE REFORMS ON TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS (Federal Gov)

Mar 1 2016 - Jan 31 2019

COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF ADAPTIVE PHARMACOTHERAPY STRATEGIES FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA (Private)

Jul 1 2015 - Jun 30 2018

ANTIPSYCHOTICS TREATMENT OF DIRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS (Private)

Aug 1 2016 - Nov 1 2017

CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ON MENTAL HEALTH THERAPEUTICS (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2011 - Aug 31 2016

SMINET: APPLYING EVIDENCE TO IMPROVE CARE AND OUTCOMES IN SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2016

ANTIPSYCHOTIC AND STIMULANT PRESCRIBING PATTERNS IN SPECIFIC PATIENT POPULATIONS (Federal Gov)

Sep 22 2014 - Sep 21 2015

SERATONERGICMODULATION OF BRAIN DEVELOPMENT: GENETIC AND PHARMACOLOGIC INFLUENCES ON STRUCTURE, FUNCTION, AND BEHAVIOR (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2010 - May 31 2015

EMERGENCY MENTAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT FOLLOWING DELIBERATE SELF HARM (Private)

Jul 1 2009 - Sep 30 2014

ACCELERATING UTILIZATION OF CE FINDINGS IN MEDICAID MENTAL HEALTH (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2010 - Sep 29 2013

NATIONAL PATTERNS AND TRENDS IN PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION USE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2012 - Aug 31 2013

RESEARCH CONSORTIUM FOR COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS STUDIES IN MENTAL HEALTH (Federal Gov)

Mar 1 2011 - Sep 29 2012

STIMULANTS AND VASCULAR EVENTS IN ADHD (Federal Gov)

May 5 2009 - Apr 30 2012

THE PROSPECTIVE VALIDITY OF THE MOOD DISORDER QUESTIONNAIRE IN PRIMARY CARE (Private)

Jul 1 2008 - Apr 1 2012

NATIONAL COLLABORATIVE FOR INNOVATION IN QUALITY MEASUREMENT (NCINQ) (Federal Gov)

Mar 1 2011 - Feb 29 2012

COMPARATIVE SAFENESS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF ANTIPSYCHOTICS (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2008 - Mar 31 2011

MINI-SENTINEL REVIEW OF DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE RELATED OUTCO MES (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2010 - Feb 28 2011