Emily Leckman-Westin, Ph.D.

SUNY Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsDr. Leckman-Westin

NYS Department of Health
Research Scientist, New York State Office of Mental Health  

Address:
44 Holland Ave
Albany, NY  

Phone:             (518) 474 6827
Fax:                 (518) 473 2627 
E-mail:             COEVELW@omh.state.ny.us                                                             

Education: 
Ph.D.                      EPIDEMIOLOGY                                                                             July 2004                                 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University  
M.Phil.                  EPIDEMIOLOGY                                                                             May 2003                                 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University   

Research Interests:  
Psychiatric epidemiology, psychotropic prescribing practices, maternal and child mental health, and how evidence based science is transferred to practice.              


Teaching:
EPI 512: Psychiatric Epidemiology              


Selected Publications and Presentations:  
Link, B, Phelan, J., Meich, R., and Leckman-Westin, E.  The resources that matter: Fundamental social causes of health disparities and the challenge of intelligence.  Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 49 (2008) 72-91. 

Leckman-Westin, E, Finnerty, M, Chen, Q, Gupta, N, and NYS-OMH PSYCKES Team.  Identification of Antipsychotic Polypharmacy Indicator Using Administrative Data.  Poster Presentation at 18th Annual Conference on State Mental Health Agency Services Research, Washington D.C., February 2008. 

Essock, S, Finnerty, M, Leckman-Westin, E, Donahue, S., Felton, C, Wisner, K.  Prescribing practices for childbearing ages women with Bipolar covered by Medicaid in New York State.  Poster Presentation at American College of Neuropsychopharmacoloy, Boca Raton, FL, December 12, 2007.  

Finnerty, M, Leckman-Westin, E, Gupta, N, Chen, Q,  Olsen, M, Gerhard, T, Crystal, S, Donahue, S, Felton, C, Essock, S.  Antipsychotic Polypharmacy: Prevalence and Predictors.  Poster Presentation at American College of Neuropsychopharmacoloy, Boca Raton, FL, December 12, 2007.   

Leckman, E., Mayes, L and Hodgins, H..  Perceptions of the prenatally exposed to cocaine young child. Child Psychiatry and Human Development  31,  (Summer 2001) 313-328.

Hoffmann, F., Leckman, E., Russo, N., and Knauf, L.  In it for the long haul: the integration of outcomes assessment, clinical services, and management decision making.  Evaluation and Program Planning 22 (1999) 211-219.