Richard Epstein

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 Course

  • 48800 Child and Family Policy

Job experience

  • Research Fellow, Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and Department of Human and Organizational Development in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University

Fields of Special Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Child mental health
  • Maternal mental health
  • Implementation science
  • Epidemiology and public health
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Research and evaluation methodology

Publications or presentations

  • Butler M, Epstein RA, Totten A, Whitlock E, Ansari MT, Damschroder LJ, Balk E, Bass E, Berkman ND, Hempel S, Iyer S, Schoelles K, Guise JM. (2017). AHRQ Series on Complex Intervention Systematic Reviews – Paper 3: Adapting frameworks to develop protocols. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Published online July 14.  Full citation pending.
  • Brennen J, Steiner L, Weiner D, Epstein RA. (2017). Mental health services review of the Cook County Circuit Court’s Juvenile Justice Division. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. ISSN: 1097-3125.
  • Epstein RA, Kugley S, O’Meara M. (2016). Detecting suicidality in social media content: A literature review brief. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. ISSN: 1097-3125.
  • Vogus TJ, Cull MJ, Hengelbrok N, Modell S, Epstein RA. (2016). Assessing safety culture in child welfare: Evidence from Tennessee. Children and Youth Services Review, 65, 94-103; PMID: Pending
  • Epstein RA, Schleuter D, Gracey KA, Chandrasekhar R, Cull MJ. (2015). Examining placement disruption in child welfare. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 32, 224-232; PMID: Pending
  • Epstein RA, Fonnesbeck, CJ, Potter SA, Rizzone KH, McPheeters ML. (2015). Psychosocial interventions for child disruptive behaviors: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 136(5), 947-60 PMID: 26482672; PMCID: 26482672
  • Epstein RA, Fonnesbeck F, Williamson E, Kuhn T, Lindegren ML, Rizzone K, Krishnaswami S, Sathe N, Ficzere CH, Ness GL, Wright GW, Raj M, Potter S, McPheeters ML. (2015). Psychosocial and pharmacologic interventions for disruptive behavior in children and adolescents. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 154 (Prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-0009-I) AHRQ Publication No. 15-EHC019-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2015. www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/final.cfm.  PMID: 26598779
  • McPheeters M, Butler M, Maglione M, Viswanathan M, O’Neil M, Epstein R, Anderson A, Guise J-M, Gozu A, Kondo K, Chang C. Challenges in Conducting EPC Reviews of Behavior Change Interventions. Methods Research Report. (2015) (Prepared by the Scientific Resource Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00004-C). AHRQ Publication No. 15- EHC029-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2015. www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/final/cfm.  PMID: 26290922
  • Bohnenkamp JH, Glascoe T, Gracey KA, Epstein RA, Benningfield MM. (2015). Implementing clinical outcomes assessment in everyday school mental health practice. Invited chapter for a special issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 24(2), 399-413. PMID: 25773332
  • Kuhn TM, Ebert JS, Gracey KA, Chapman GL, Epstein RA. (2015). Evidence-based interventions for adolescents disruptive behaviors in school-based settings. Invited chapter for a special issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 24(2), 305-317. PMID: 25773326
  • Epstein RA, Moore KM, Bobo WV. (2015). Treatment of bipolar disorders during pregnancy: maternal and fetal safety and challenges. Invited Review for the journal Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety, 7, 1-23. PMID: 25565896; PMCID: PMC4284049
  • Chinnadurai S, Francis DO, Epstein RA, Morad A, Kohanim S, McPheeters ML. (2015). Treatment of ankyloglossia for reasons other than breastfeeding: A systematic review. Pediatrics, 135(6), e1467-e1474. PMID: 25941312; PMCID: 25941312
  • Francis DO, Chinnadurai S, Morad A, Epstein RA, Kohanim S, Krishnaswami S, Sathe NA, McPheeters ML. Treatments for ankyloglossia and ankyloglossia with concomitant lip-tie. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 149. (Prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 15-EHC011-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2015. www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/final.cfm. PMID: 26065053

 

Ashley Lepse

Child Welfare Witness

Many scholars don’t get an opportunity during their entire career to testify on Capitol Hill. Ashley Lepse has already done so as a Master’s student at SSA.