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Kenneth L Appelbaum MD

TitleProfessor Emeritus
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
333 South Street, 13E779
Shrewsbury MA 01545
Phone508-856-8464
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPsychiatry

    InstitutionUMMS - Programs, Centers and Institutes
    DepartmentCenter for Mental Health Services Research


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    Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, United StatesBAEducation & Psychology
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United StatesMD

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    Academic Background

    1972 BA Goddard College

    1975-1977 Pre‑medical studies University of Washington

    1981 MD University of Washington

    1981‑1982 Resident in Family Medicine; Maine‑Dartmouth Family Practice Residency; Augusta, ME

    1983‑1986 Resident in Psychiatry; University of Vermont, Department of Psychiatry; Burlington, VT

    1986‑1987 Fellow in Forensic Psychiatry; Yale University, Department of Psychiatry; New Haven, CT

    Curriculum Vitae

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    Kenneth L. Appelbaum, M.D.
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    333 South St., 13E779
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545-2732

    Ken Appelbaum, MDKennethL. Appelbaum, MD is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Director of Mental Health Policy and Research for the UMass Center for Health Policy and Research. Prior to assuming his current role in 2007, Dr. Appelbaum spent nine years as Director of Mental Health for UMass Correctional Health, with responsibility for the mental health program and services provided to all inmates in Massachusetts Department of Correction facilities, including Bridgewater State Hospital.

    Dr. Appelbaum’s current activities include consultations on program management or litigation regarding statewide mental health services for prison inmates. His current research interests focus on correctional mental health, including epidemiology, service delivery models, administrative and clinical policies, self-injurious behaviors, and treatment of serious mental disorders.

    Curriculum Vitae

    Ongoing Projects Include:

    1. Development of a national consortium for correctional mental health research.

    2. Consultation on mental health services in state prison systems.

    3. Mediation and arbitration of settlement agreements regarding mental health care in state prison systems.

    Mailing Address:

    Kenneth L. Appelbaum, M.D.
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    333 South St., 13E779
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545-2732




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    1. Tamburello A, Metzner J, Fergusen E, Champion M, Ford E, Glancy G, Appelbaum K, Penn J, Burns K, Ourada J. The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Practice Resource for Prescribing in Corrections. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2018 Jun; 46(2):242-243. PMID: 30026404.
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    2. Appelbaum KL. American Psychiatry Should Join the Call to Abolish Solitary Confinement. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2015 Dec; 43(4):406-15. PMID: 26668217.
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    3. Appelbaum KL. Stimulant use under a prison treatment protocol for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Correct Health Care. 2011 Jul; 17(3):218-25. PMID: 21474530.
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    4. Appelbaum KL, Savageau JA, Trestman RL, Metzner JL, Baillargeon J. A national survey of self-injurious behavior in American prisons. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Mar; 62(3):285-90. PMID: 21363900.
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    5. Appelbaum KL. Howard Zonana and the subspecialty maturation of forensic psychiatry. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2010; 38(4):559-69. PMID: 21156918.
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    6. Appelbaum KL. Commentary: the art of forensic report writing. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2010; 38(1):43-5. PMID: 20305073.
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    7. Appelbaum KL. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in prison: a treatment protocol. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2009; 37(1):45-9. PMID: 19297632.
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    8. Appelbaum KL. Assessment and treatment of correctional inmates with ADHD. Am J Psychiatry. 2008 Dec; 165(12):1520-4. PMID: 19047332.
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    9. Appelbaum KL. Commentary: the use of restraint and seclusion in correctional mental health. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2007; 35(4):431-5. PMID: 18086733.
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    10. Appelbaum KL, Manning TD, Noonan JD. A university-state-corporation partnership for providing correctional mental health services. Psychiatr Serv. 2002 Feb; 53(2):185-9. PMID: 11821549.
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    11. Appelbaum KL, Hickey JM, Packer I. The role of correctional officers in multidisciplinary mental health care in prisons. Psychiatr Serv. 2001 Oct; 52(10):1343-7. PMID: 11585950.
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