Mental Health Care Organization, Delivery and Financing

Monique L. Lyle (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 15 — Michigan
Assistant Professor, Institute for Public Service and Policy Research
Executive Director of the Survey Research Laboratory in the Institute for Public Service and Policy Research
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Dr. Lyle received her PhD in Political Science from Duke University. She has expertise in the areas of public opinion, political psychology, and race in American politics. Her research examines the influence of political elites on attitudes about marginalized groups, as well as the interface between politics and health attitudes and behaviors (especially in the areas of mental health and obesity). Dr. Lyle is also a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research (University of Michigan, 2008-2010). Some of her research publications appear in the Journal of Politics, Du Bois Review, Politics, Groups, & Identities, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Discipline: Political Science

J. Eric Oliver (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 6 — Yale
Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Dr. Oliver is Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His interests include contemporary American politics, suburban and racial politics, political psychology, and the politics of science. His books include Democracy in Suburbia, Fat Politics: the Real Story Behind America's Obesity Epidemic, The Paradoxes of Integration, and Local Elections and the Politics of Small Scale Democracy. He has also authored articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, International Journal of Epidemiology, and Urban Affairs Review on topics ranging from absentee voting to happiness in suburbs. He has been a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation and received a Young Investigators Career Award from the National Science Foundation. He is currently working on research about the evolutionary origins of contemporary political cognition.

Discipline: Political Science

Anne Morrison Piehl (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 4 — Berkeley/UCSF
Professor, Department of Economics
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Piehl received her PhD in Economics from Princeton University and her AB in Economics from Harvard University. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She conducts research on the economics of crime and criminal justice, including sentencing and incarceration, homicide and other crimes, and the connections between immigration and crime.  Her research has been published in journals across several fields, including economics, law, population, and criminology. She is co-author, with Bert Useem, of Prison State: The Challenge of Mass Incarceration. Piehl is serving on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and just concluded service on an ad-hoc panel that recently released the report of its work, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States.  Piehl has testified before the United States Sentencing Commission and the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Immigration as well as work in Massachusetts and New Jersey on state corrections policy concerns.

Discipline: Economics

Michael L. Schoenbaum (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 2 — Berkeley/UCSF
Senior Advisor for Mental Health Services, Epidemiology, and Economics
Office of Science Policy, Planning and Communications
National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD

Dr. Schoenbaum received his PhD in Economics from University of Michigan. In his current capacity, he directs a unit charged with conducting analyses of mental health burden, service use and costs, and intervention opportunities, in support of Institute decision-making. His responsibilities also include helping to strengthen NIMH's relationships with outside stakeholders, both public and private, to increase the public health impact of NIMH-supported research. Dr. Schoenbaum's research has focused particularly on the costs and benefits of interventions to improve health and health care, evaluated from the perspectives of patients, providers, payers and society. He is currently a scientific principal in NIMH's Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers, a study of risk and protective factors for suicidality in the US Army; and is working on initiatives with the Social Security Administration, the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Business Group on Health, and the WHO's World Mental Health Survey Initiative, among others. Prior to joining NIMH, Dr. Schoenbaum spent nine years at the RAND Corporation, where his work included studies of the feasibility and consequences of improving care for common mental disorders, particularly depression; studies of the social epidemiology and economic consequences of chronic illness and disability; design and evaluation of decision-support tools to help consumers make health benefits choices; and international health sector development projects.


Discipline: Economics
Research Interests: Health Economics, Labor Economics