Emily Leckman-Westin

Emily Leckman-Westin, PhD, MPhil

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

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Emily Leckman-Westin, PhD, MPhil
Assistant Professor
 

School of Public Health
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Director, Data Analysis, Bureau of Evidence-based Services and Implementation Science, New York State Office of Mental Health
Phone:
518-474 6827
Personal Pages: http://www.albany.edu/sph/19601.php

 

Education

PhD, Epidemiology Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, July 2004
MPhil, Epidemiology Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, May 2003

Research Interests

Psychiatric epidemiology, psychotropic prescribing practices, maternal and child mental health. Development of quality measures based on Medicaid and other state administrative databases to support clinical decision making and quality improvement as well as NYS impact analyses for projects designed to improve prescribing practices and other quality measures for individuals with serious mental illness.

Additional Information

Frequently Taught Courses:

EPI 512: Psychiatric Epidemiology

Publications

  • 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.