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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 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 an NIH-funded research study of hospital value-based payment and psychiatric inpatient and follow-up care. 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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  • 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