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    Robin E Clark PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    333 South Street
    Shrewsbury MA 01545
    Phone508-856-4226
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      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentQuantitative Health Sciences

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentClinical Population Health Research

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentMD/PhD Program

      InstitutionUMMS - Programs, Centers and Institutes
      DepartmentCenter for Health Policy and Research

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        Robin Clark is Senior Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center for Health Policy and Research. Dr. Clark specializes in the economic evaluation of health care interventions and policies, primarily those related to mental health and substance abuse. His work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and by health and human services agencies in all of the New England states.

         

        His current work focuses on efforts to manage costs and improve the quality and effectiveness of care for individuals with chronic illness, with a particular focus on Medicaid beneficiaries and other underserved populations. Clark’s research includes analyses of treatment patterns and costs for severe mental illness and substance use disorders, the link between substance use disorders and quality of care for various chronic health conditions and the impact of medication assisted treatment on outcomes and costs of treatment for opioid addiction.



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        1. Clark RE, Clements KM. Not Paying for Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections: More Difficult Than it Seems? Med Care. 2014 Jun; 52(6):479-81.
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        2. Mueser KT, Bond GR, Essock SM, Clark RE, Carpenter-Song E, Drake RE, Wolfe R. The effects of supported employment in Latino consumers with severe mental illness. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2014 Jun; 37(2):113-22.
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        3. Clark RE, Baxter JD. Responses of state Medicaid programs to buprenorphine diversion: Doing more harm than good?. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2013; 17(173):1571-1572.
        4. Bharel M, Lin WC, Zhang J, O'Connell E, Taube R, Clark RE. Health care utilization patterns of homeless individuals in Boston: preparing for medicaid expansion under the affordable care act. Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec; 103 Suppl 2:S311-7.
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        5. Clark RE, Baxter JD. Responses of state Medicaid programs to buprenorphine diversion: doing more harm than good? JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 23; 173(17):1571-2.
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        6. Mueser KT, Glynn SM, Cather C, Xie H, Zarate R, Smith LF, Clark RE, Gottlieb JD, Wolfe R, Feldman J. A randomized controlled trial of family intervention for co-occurring substance use and severe psychiatric disorders. Schizophr Bull. 2013 May; 39(3):658-72.
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        7. Weir S, Posner HE, Zhang J, Jones WC, Willis G, Baxter JD, Clark RE. Disparities in routine breast cancer screening for Medicaid managed care members with a work-limiting disability. Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2011; 1(4).
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        8. Lin WC, Zhang J, Leung GY, Clark RE. Twelve-month diagnosed prevalence of behavioral health disorders among elderly medicare and medicaid members. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Nov; 19(11):970-9.
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        9. Lin WC, Zhang J, Leung GY, Clark RE. Chronic physical conditions in older adults with mental illness and/ or substance use disorders. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Oct; 59(10):1913-21.
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        10. Clark RE, Samnaliev M, Baxter JD, Leung GY. The evidence doesn't justify steps by state Medicaid programs to restrict opioid addiction treatment with buprenorphine. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Aug; 30(8):1425-33.
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        11. Leung G, Zhang J, Lin WC, Clark RE. Behavioral disorders and diabetes-related outcomes among Massachusetts Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Jun; 62(6):659-65.
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        12. Weir S, Posner HE, Zhang J, Willis G, Baxter JD, Clark RE. Predictors of prenatal and postpartum care adequacy in a medicaid managed care population. Womens Health Issues. 2011 Jul-Aug; 21(4):277-85.
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        13. Baxter JD, Clark RE, Samnaliev M, Leung GY, Hashemi L. Factors associated with Medicaid patients' access to buprenorphine treatment. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2011 Jul; 41(1):88-96.
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        14. Leung GY, Zhang J, Lin WC, Clark RE. Behavioral health disorders and adherence to measures of diabetes care quality. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Feb; 17(2):144-50.
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        15. Clark RE, Weir S, Ouellette RA, Zhang J, Baxter JD. Beyond health plans: behavioral health disorders and quality of diabetes and asthma care for Medicaid beneficiaries. Med Care. 2009 May; 47(5):545-52.
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        16. Mueser KT, Glynn SM, Cather C, Zarate R, Fox L, Feldman J, Wolfe R, Clark RE. Family intervention for co-occurring substance use and severe psychiatric disorders: participant characteristics and correlates of initial engagement and more extended exposure in a randomized controlled trial. Addict Behav. 2009 Oct; 34(10):867-77.
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        17. Samnaliev M, McGovern MP, Clark RE. Racial/ethnic disparities in mental health treatment in six Medicaid programs. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2009 Feb; 20(1):165-76.
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        18. Clark RE, Samnaliev M, McGovern MP. Impact of substance disorders on medical expenditures for medicaid beneficiaries with behavioral health disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Jan; 60(1):35-42.
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        19. Baxter JD, Samnaliev M, Clark RE. The quality of asthma care among adults with substance-related disorders and adults with mental illness. Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Jan; 60(1):43-9.
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        20. Samnaliev M, Baxter JD, Clark RE. Comparative evaluation of two asthma care quality measures among Medicaid beneficiaries. Chest. 2009 May; 135(5):1193-6.
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        21. Baxter JD, Samnaliev M, Clark RE. Patterns of health care utilization for asthma treatment in adults with substance use disorders. J Addict Med. 2008 Jun; 2(2):79-84.
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        22. Weir S, Aweh G, Clark RE. Case selection for a Medicaid chronic care management program. Health Care Financ Rev. 2008; 30(1):61-74.
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        23. McGovern MP, Clark RE, Samnaliev M. Co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders: a multistate feasibility study of the quadrant model. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Jul; 58(7):949-54.
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        24. Clark RE, Samnaliev M, McGovern MP. Treatment for co-occurring mental and substance use disorders in five state Medicaid programs. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Jul; 58(7):942-8.
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        25. Cook JA, Leff HS, Blyler CR, Gold PB, Goldberg RW, Clark RE, Onken SJ, Shafer MS, Blankertz LE, McFarlane WR, Razzano LA, Burke-Miller JK. Estimated payments to employment service providers for persons with mental illness in the Ticket to Work program. Psychiatr Serv. 2006 Apr; 57(4):465-71.
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        26. Clark RE, Samnaliev M. Psychosocial treatment in the 21st century. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2005 Sep-Oct; 28(5):532-44.
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        27. Mueser KT, Clark RE, Haines M, Drake RE, McHugo GJ, Bond GR, Essock SM, Becker DR, Wolfe R, Swain K. The Hartford study of supported employment for persons with severe mental illness. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2004 Jun; 72(3):479-90.
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        28. Clark RE, Xie H, Brunette MF. Benzodiazepine prescription practices and substance abuse in persons with severe mental illness. J Clin Psychiatry. 2004 Feb; 65(2):151-5.
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        29. Mellman TA, Clark RE, Peacock WJ. Prescribing patterns for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatr Serv. 2003 Dec; 54(12):1618-21.
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        30. Bartels SJ, Clark RE, Peacock WJ, Dums AR, Pratt SI. Medicare and medicaid costs for schizophrenia patients by age cohort compared with costs for depression, dementia, and medically ill patients. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2003 Nov-Dec; 11(6):648-57.
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        31. Clark RE, Mueser KT. Progress in research on dual disorders. Br J Psychiatry. 2003 Nov; 183:377-8.
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        32. Clark RE, Bartels SJ, Mellman TA, Peacock WJ. Recent trends in antipsychotic combination therapy of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: implications for state mental health policy. Schizophr Bull. 2002; 28(1):75-84.
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