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Eric P. Slade, PhD

Academic Title:

Adjunct Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-2490


(410) 706-0022

Education and Training

Northwestern University, BS (Economics), 1989

Brown University, PhD (Economics), 1997


Eric Slade, PhD is an Associate Professor and Director of Psychiatric Services Research at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, and is a Research Health Scientist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VISN5 Capitol Healthcare Network Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC).  Dr. Slade is an economist who specializes in mental health. Dr. Slade has published more than fifty research articles, book chapters and reports.  His research focuses on the organization and delivery of mental health care for adults with serious mental illness and children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral problems. Dr. Slade’s research has received national and international recognition for contributions to knowledge on employment outcomes among persons with schizophrenia, the long term economic consequences of child maltreatment, the cost-effectiveness of assertive community treatment services, and the reliability of the U.S. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. He is the recipient of an NIMH Career Award, a NARSAD foundation Young Investigator Award, and the Adam Smith Award.  He has served as principal investigator of several research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the NARSAD Foundation. Dr. Slade joined the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in 2004 and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in 2005.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Econometric methods, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-benefit analysis, mental health financing

Highlighted Publications

  1. Slade EP, Goldman HH, Dixon LB, Gibbons B, Stuart EA. Assessing the representativeness of Medical Expenditure Panel Survey inpatient utilization data for individuals with psychiatric and nonpsychiatric conditions. Medical Care Research and Review, 72(6): 736-755, 2015, DOI 10.1177/1077558715592745; NIHMSID: 782696
  2. Slade EP, Becker K. Understanding Proximal-Distal Economic Projections of the Benefits of Childhood Preventive Interventions.  Prevention Science, 15(6), 807-817, 2014. PMCID: PMC4058409
  3. Slade EP, Wissow L, Davis M, Abrams M, Dixon LB. Medicaid lapses and low income young adults’ receipt of outpatient mental health care after an inpatient stay. Psychiatric Services, 65(4), 454-460, 2014.  PMCID: PMC3972329
  4. Slade EP, Rosenberg SD, Dixon LB, Goldberg RW, Wolford G, Himelhoch S, Tapscott S, Costs of a Public Health Intervention to Increase Receipt of Hepatitis Related Services among Persons with Serious Mental Illness, Psychiatric Services, 64:127-133, 2013; doi: 10.1176/; PMCID: PMC3637942
  5. Slade EP, McCarthy JF, Valenstein M, Visnic S, Dixon LB. Cost savings from assertive community treatment services in an era of declining psychiatric inpatient use. Health Services Research, 2012, doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2012.01420.x