Richard Epstein
Last active: 5/22/2015


Dr. Epstein is a psychologist and health services researcher focused on the use, quality and potential unintended consequences of interventions, programs and policies, particularly for members of vulnerable populations who are at increased risk for adverse outcomes due to biological differences, elevated disease burden, social characteristics and/or dependence on others. His past work has focused on pregnant women and children with child welfare or juvenile justice system involvement. Through his work, Dr. Epstein seeks to provide information urgently needed by patients, families, healthcare providers and policymakers to make care decisions. In addition to his appointment in Psychiatry, Dr. Epstein is also Director of the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody and Member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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    Health policy Health services research Mental health Psychiatry