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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 an economist with expertise in public insurance programs. His research uses advanced econometric methods and other big-data analytic approaches to assess how health care delivery systems, financing systems, and state health care policies shape the quality and value of mental health care. He has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 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 two NIH-funded research studies of Maryland’s 2014 hospital payment reform and its effects on psychiatric care practices, health outcomes, and health care costs. Dr. Slade also serves as a lead economist on clinical trials and demonstration projects assessing the economic value of novel mental health interventions and programs, and serves as associate editor of the research journal Mental Health Services Research & Mental Health Administration.

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  • Awards/Honors
    • National Institute of Mental Health K01 Research Career Award
    • NARSAD Foundation Independent Investigator Award
    • 2003 Adam Smith Award from the International Center for Mental Health Policy and Economics