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Eric Slade, PhD

Eric Slade
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Administration/Health Systems Mngmt
  • Care Coordination
  • Disparities
  • Economics
  • Mental Health
  • Psychiatric / Mental Health
  • Social Determinants of Health/Poverty
  • Statistics/Qualitative Research


Eric Slade is a health economist with expertise in public insurance programs, serious mental illness, preventive interventions, and advanced econometric methods for causal inference. His research uses surveys and large administrative datasets to assess how health care financing systems and policies influence service use, costs, and health outcomes. Dr. Slade has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the U.S. Department of Education, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and other federal agencies and foundations. He formerly served as a member of the NIH Mental Health Services in Non-Specialty Settings internal review group and the VA Healthcare Organization and Delivery review panel. He currently directs the Nursing Workforce Group, which is conducting a series of studies on workforce outcomes among advanced practice nurse providers and on how they influence health care cost, access, and quality. Dr. Slade also serves as a lead economist on clinical trials and demonstration projects assessing the economic value of novel interventions and programs and is an associate editor of the journal Administration and Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research.

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  • Publications/Research

    Slade EP, Ginsburg GS, Riddle M. Cost-Benefit Analysis Of The Coping And Promoting Strength Program, In Press, Prevention Science, September 15, 2021.

    Samuel LJ, Gaskin DJ, Trujillo AJ, Szanton SL, Samuel A., Slade E. Race, ethnicity, poverty and the social determinants of the coronavirus divide: U.S. county-level disparities and risk factors. In Press, BMC Public Health, April 2021.

    Commodore-Mensah Y, DePriest K, Samuel L, Hanson G, D’Aoust R, Slade EP. Prevalence and Characteristics of Non-US-Born and US-Born Health Care Professionals, 2010-2018. JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(4):e218396. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.8396.

    Weiser M, Davis J, Brown CH, Slade EP, Fang LJ, Medoff DR, Buchanan RW, Levi L, Davidson M, Kreyenbuhl J, Differences in Antipsychotic Treatment Discontinuation among Veterans with Schizophrenia in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. American Journal of Psychiatry, Published Online, 14 Jul 2021,

    Goodwin M, Fingerhood M, Slade E, Davidson P. Development of an innovative curriculum-to-career transition program for nurse practitioners in primary care. Nursing Outlook. Online January 30, 2021, DOI:

    Higgins ST, Slade EP, Shepard DS. Decreasing smoking during pregnancy: Potential economic benefit of reducing sudden unexpected infant death. Preventive Medicine. 2020 Nov 1;140:106238, Available online 17 August 2020.

    DePriest K, D'Aoust R, Samuel L, Commodore-Mensah Y, Hanson G, Slade EP (2020). Nurse practitioners’ workforce outcomes under implementation of full practice authority. Nursing Outlook, 68(4):459-467.

    Butcher R, Jankowski K, Schiffendecker , Slade EP (2020). The costs of implementing and sustaining a trauma and mental health screening tool in a state child welfare system. Children and Youth Services Review, Epub online 2020 Apr 21:105011.

  • Awards/Honors

    National Institute of Mental Health K01 Research Career Award

    2007-2009  Independent Investigator Award, NARSAD Foundation

    2003  Adam Smith Award, International Center for Mental Health Policy and Economics, Awarded annually for Best Article in the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics

    2002  Development Award, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Adolescent Health Promotion and Disease Prevention