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Kenneth L Appelbaum MD

TitleProfessor Emeritus
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
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    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


    Ken Appelbaum, MDKenneth L. Appelbaum, MD is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry. From 2007 until 2017, he served as Director of Mental Health Policy and Research for the UMass Center for Health Policy and Research. From 1998 to 2007, Dr. Appelbaum was 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. Between 1987 and 1998, he served as Co-director of the UMMS Law and Psychiatry Program, director of the UMMS Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship program, and Director of the Forensic Service at Worcester State Hospital.

    Prior to retirement, Dr. Appelbaum’s activities included national consultations on mental health program management to state mental health systems and state correctional systems, and consultations to the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties division of the Department of Homeland Security on mental health services in immigration detention facilities. His research interests focused on correctional mental health, including epidemiology, service delivery models, administrative and clinical policies, self-injurious behaviors, and treatment of serious mental disorders.

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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. Robert L Trestman, Kenneth L Appelbaum, Jeffrey L Metzner. Oxford Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry. 2015.
    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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