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Roumen M. Vesselinov, PhD

Academic Title:

Research Associate

Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health

Secondary Appointment(s):


Additional Title:

Statistician, Charles "McC" Mathias National Study Center for Trauma and EMS


110 S. Paca Street, Room 3-N-152

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-8426

Education and Training

B.A., Economics and Statistics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Fulbright scholar, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

M.A., Economics, University at Albany, State University of New York

Ph.D., Statistics and Econometrics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria



Dr. Vesselinov’s primary research area is public health, mental health and violence, emergency medicine and trauma. His background is in applied statistics, econometrics, data mining and forecasting. He has taught at Statistics Department at University of South Carolina and Economics Department at Queens College, City University of New York.

Dr. Vesselinov’s previous employment includes work as manager of statistical consulting laboratory at University of South Carolina, senior statistical analyst for a private research company and econometrician for the New York State Assembly.

He has participated in many research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Eurostat, MacArthur Foundation, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), etc.

Dr. Vesselinov is a certified SAS programmer since 2002 and I have an expert knowledge of other statistical packages like SPSS, STAT, R, CART, EViews, etc.

He has published more than 30 papers in peer-refereed journals.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Statistics, Econometrics, Data Mining, Forecasting

Highlighted Publications

Monahan J, Vesselinov R, Robbins PC, Appelbaum PS. Violence to Others, Violent Self-Victimization, and Violent Victimization by Others Among Persons With a Mental Illness. Psychiatric Services. 2017 May 01; Vol. 68 (5), pp. 516-519. 

Steadman HJ, Monahan J, Pinals DA, Vesselinov R, Robbins PC. Gun Violence and Victimization of Strangers by Persons With a Mental Illness: Data From the MacArthur Violence Risk Assessment Study. Psychiatric Services. 2015; 66(11): 238-41.

 Steadman HJ, Redlich A, Callahan L, Robbins PC, Vesselinov R. Effect of mental health courts on arrests and jail days: a multisite study. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2011; 68(2):167-72. 

Vesselinov R. New Composite Indicators for Bulgarian Business Cycle, International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, 2012, Vol. 5, issue 2, 101-111.

Banks S, Robbins P, Silver E, Vesselinov R, Steadman H, Monahan J, Mulvey E, Appelbaum P, Grisso T, Roth L., Multiple Models Approach to Violence Risk Assessment Among People with Mental Disorder.  Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2004; 31(3):324-340.