CIPH Distinguished Lecture: Monitoring the Prescribing of Psychotropic Medications to Children in Foster Care

May 30, 2019 to May 30, 2019


presented by the Center for Innovation in Population Health


Richard A. Epstein, PhD, MPH, is currently a Research Fellow at the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, a policy research think tank in Chicago, Illinois.  At Chapin Hall, Dr. Epstein provides research and consultation services to public and private child welfare agencies with the goal of helping policymakers more effectively use research evidence to improve the quality of the care provided to vulnerable children and families.  Prior to Chapin Hall, Dr. Epstein was Associate Professor and Director of the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, Associate Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development, and an Investigator with the AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  A licensed clinical psychologist and epidemiologist/health services researcher, Dr. Epstein’s areas of clinical expertise include child welfare, child mental health, and maternal mental health.  Dr. Epstein’s research incorporates methods from child welfare research, mental health services research, pharmacoepidemiology, and evidence synthesis and translation.