Henry J. Steadman Ph.D.

Henry J. Steadman Ph.D.Henry J. Steadman Ph.D., is founder and President of Policy Research Associates, Inc. since 1987.  Previously, Steadman ran a nationally known research bureau for 17 years for the New York State Office of Mental Health.  His work has resulted in eight books, over 130 journal articles in a wide range of professional journals, 20 chapters, and numerous reports.

Steadman is currently working on several major projects:  (1) the National GAINS Center for Evidence-Based Practices in the Justice System; (2) the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Mental Health Court Study; (3) the CMHS Transformation Center; and (4) SAMHSA’s Technical Assistance and Policy Analysis Center for Jail Diversion.

Steadman is the recipient of numerous awards including: American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology; William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award, American Sociological Association Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology, 2010; Distinguished Service Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness; Carl A. Taube Award for Outstanding Contributions in Mental Health Services Research from the American Public Health Association (2005);  the Isaac Ray Award from the American Psychiatric Association for his outstanding contributions to the psychiatric aspects of jurisprudence (1999); and the Saleem A. Shah Award from the State Mental Health Forensic Directors (1994).

Steadman received his B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from Boston College and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.