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Robin E Clark PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North A3-226
Worcester MA 01655
Phone774-443-2083
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health

    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentClinical Population Health Research

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation

    InstitutionUMass Chan Programs, Centers and Institutes
    DepartmentCenter for Health Policy and Research


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    Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, United StatesBAPsychology
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, United StatesMAHuman Develop & Fam Relations
    Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, United StatesPHDSocial Policy

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    Robin Clark is a Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health and Quantitative Health Sciences. He specializes in the economic evaluation of health care policies and interventions, with a special focus on substance abuse, mental health and primary care. His work has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts and by health and human services agencies in several states.



    His current work focuses on implementation of treatment for individuals with addiction in real world settings and the impact of Medicaid policies on the accessibility, effectiveness and cost of treatment for opioid addiction. Dr. Clark is also studying policies and practices that support individuals with persistently high health care costs and multiple chronic conditions.



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    1. Hugunin J, Chen Q, Baek J, Clark RE, Lapane KL, Ulbricht CM. Quality of Nursing Homes Admitting Working-Age Adults With Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatr Serv. 2021 Dec 16; appips202100356. PMID: 34911354.
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    2. Hugunin J, Yuan Y, Baek J, Clark RE, Rothschild AJ, Lapane KL, Ulbricht CM. Characteristics of Working-Age Adults With Schizophrenia Newly Admitted to Nursing Homes. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Dec 14. PMID: 34919836.
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    3. Clark RE, Weinreb L, Flahive JM. Homelessness And Health: The Authors Reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 08; 38(8):1412. PMID: 31381385.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Clark RE, Weinreb L, Flahive JM, Seifert RW. Infants Exposed To Homelessness: Health, Health Care Use, And Health Spending From Birth To Age Six. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 05; 38(5):721-728. PMID: 31059358.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Clark RE, Weinreb L, Flahive JM, Seifert RW. Homelessness Contributes To Pregnancy Complications. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 01; 38(1):139-146. PMID: 30615521.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Mack DS, Epstein MM, Dubé C, Clark RE, Lapane KL. Screening mammography among nursing home residents in the United States: Current guidelines and practice. J Geriatr Oncol. 2018 11; 9(6):626-634. PMID: 29875079.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    7. Clark RE, Weinreb L, Flahive JM, Seifert RW. Health Care Utilization and Expenditures of Homeless Family Members Before and After Emergency Housing. Am J Public Health. 2018 06; 108(6):808-814. PMID: 29672141.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Romo E, Ulbricht CM, Clark RE, Lapane KL. Correlates of specialty substance use treatment among adults with opioid use disorders. Addict Behav. 2018 11; 86:96-103. PMID: 29551551.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Griffith G, Kumaraswami T, Chrysanthopoulou SA, Mattocks KM, Clark RE. Prescription contraception use and adherence by women with substance use disorders. Addiction. 2017 Sep; 112(9):1638-1646. PMID: 28387979.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Clements KM, Clark RE, Lavitas P, Kunte P, Graham CS, O'Connell E, Lenz K, Jeffrey P. Access to New Medications for Hepatitis C for Medicaid Members: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2016 Jun; 22(6):714-722b. PMID: 27231798.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Lin WC, Clark RE, Zhang J, O'Connell E, Bharel M. Lin et al. Respond. Am J Public Health. 2016 Mar; 106(3):571-2. PMID: 26885967.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Lin WC, Bharel M, Zhang J, O'Connell E, Clark RE. Frequent Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Among Homeless People With Medicaid: Implications for Medicaid Expansion. Am J Public Health. 2015 Nov; 105 Suppl 5:S716-22. PMID: 26447915.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Clark RE, Baxter JD, Aweh G, O'Connell E, Fisher WH, Barton BA. Risk Factors for Relapse and Higher Costs Among Medicaid Members with Opioid Dependence or Abuse: Opioid Agonists, Comorbidities, and Treatment History. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 Oct; 57:75-80. PMID: 25997674.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Baxter JD, Clark RE, Samnaliev M, Aweh G, O'Connell E. Adherence to Buprenorphine Treatment Guidelines in a Medicaid Program. Subst Abus. 2015; 36(2):174-82. PMID: 25706332.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Latimer EA, Naidu A, Moodie EE, Clark RE, Malla AK, Tamblyn R, Wynant W. Variation in long-term antipsychotic polypharmacy and high-dose prescribing across physicians and hospitals. Psychiatr Serv. 2014 Oct; 65(10):1210-7. PMID: 24981557.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Clark RE, Baxter JD, Barton BA, Aweh G, O'Connell E, Fisher WH. The impact of prior authorization on buprenorphine dose, relapse rates, and cost for Massachusetts Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid dependence. Health Serv Res. 2014 Dec; 49(6):1964-79. PMID: 25040021.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. 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. PMID: 24912060.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. 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. PMID: 24824534.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. 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.
    20. 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. PMID: 24148046.
      Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. 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. PMID: 23877740.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. 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. PMID: 22282453.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Mueser KT, Gottlieb JD, Cather C, Glynn SM, Zarate R, Smith LF, Clark RE, Wolfe R. Antisocial Personality Disorder in People with Co-Occurring Severe Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: Clinical, Functional, and Family Relationship Correlates. Psychosis. 2012 Jan 01; 4(1):52-62. PMID: 22389652.
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    24. 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 Nov 04; 1(4). PMID: 22340778.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. 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. PMID: 22024619.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. 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. PMID: 22091505.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. 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. PMID: 21821560.
      Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. 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. PMID: 21632736.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. 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. PMID: 21565526.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. 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. PMID: 21459544.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. 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. PMID: 21473663.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. 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. PMID: 19319000.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. 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. PMID: 19375870.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. 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. PMID: 19202255.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. 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. PMID: 19114568.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. 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. PMID: 19114569.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Samnaliev M, Baxter JD, Clark RE. Comparative evaluation of two asthma care quality measures among Medicaid beneficiaries. Chest. 2009 May; 135(5):1193-1196. PMID: 19118265.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. 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. PMID: 21768976.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    
    39. Weir S, Aweh G, Clark RE. Case selection for a Medicaid chronic care management program. Health Care Financ Rev. 2008; 30(1):61-74. PMID: 19040174.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. 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. PMID: 17602011.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. 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. PMID: 17602010.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. 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. PMID: 16603740.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Clark RE, Samnaliev M. Psychosocial treatment in the 21st century. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2005 Sep-Oct; 28(5):532-44. PMID: 16126270.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. 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. PMID: 15279531.
      Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    45. 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. PMID: 15003066.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Mellman TA, Clark RE, Peacock WJ. Prescribing patterns for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatr Serv. 2003 Dec; 54(12):1618-21. PMID: 14645801.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. 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. PMID: 14609805.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Clark RE, Mueser KT. Progress in research on dual disorders. Br J Psychiatry. 2003 Nov; 183:377-8. PMID: 14594909.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. 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. PMID: 12047024.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Clark RE, Xie H, Adachi-Mejia AM, Sengupta A. Substitution between Formal and Informal Care for Persons with Severe Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders. J Ment Health Policy Econ. 2001 Sep 01; 4(3):123-132. PMID: 11967472.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    
    51. Clark RE, Dain BJ, Xie H, Becker DR, Drake RE. The economic benefits of supported employment for persons with mental illness. J Ment Health Policy Econ. 1998 Jul 01; 1(2):63-71. PMID: 11964492.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
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