Office: Cecil G. Sheps Center, #126
725 MLK, Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill NC 27599-7590
Phone: (919) 966-7196
Fax: (919) 966-1634
B.S., Holy Cross College, Worcester MA
M.A., Clark University, Worcester MA
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Morrissey is Professor of Health Policy & Management and Psychiatry at the Schools of Public Health and Medicine, and Deputy Director for Research, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves as Director of the Sheps Center’s Program in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Research, the UNC-Duke Postdoctoral Training Program in Mental Health Services and Systems Research, and the Gillings Innovation Lab for Mental Health System Improvement.
Dr. Morrissey is a sociologist with expertise in mental health policy analysis, evidence-based practices, substance abuse, criminal justice interfaces, program evaluation, organization and financing, implementation analysis, and service effectiveness. Currently, he serves as principal investigator for an NIMH-funded study of expedited Medicaid restoration for offenders with mental illness released from state prisons in Washington and Connecticut, a SAMHSA-funded study of Assertive Community Treatment Teams in Washington State, and an evaluation of state psychiatric hospital use in North Carolina funded through a contract with the NC Division of State-Operated Healthcare Facilities.
1. Ellis, A. R., & Morrissey, J. P. Assessing multiple outcomes for women with co-occurring disorders and trauma in a multi-site trial: A propensity score approach. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research 2009; 36(2), 123-132.
2. Morrissey JP, Meyer PS, Cuddeback GS. Extending assertive community treatment to criminal justice settings: origins, current evidence, and future directions. Community Mental Health Journal 2007;43(5):527-44.
3. Morrissey JP, Cuddeback GS, Cuellar AE, Steadman HJ. The role of Medicaid enrollment and outpatient service use in jail recidivism among persons with severe mental illness. Psychiatric Services 2007;58(6):794-801.
4. Isett K, Morrissey JP. Assessing delayed effects of a multi-site system intervention for homeless persons with serious mental illness. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research 2006 Jan 31; 1-7.
5. Swartz M, Morrissey JP. Mental health care in North Carolina: Challenges on the road to reform. NC Medical Journal 2003; 64(5): 205-211.
6. Morrissey JP, Stroup T, Ellis A, Merwin E. Service use and health status of persons with severe mental illness in full-risk and no-risk Medicaid programs. Psychiatric Services. 2002;53(3):293-298.