Staff

Gary Cuddeback Feb 2017Gary  Cuddeback, PhD, MSW, MPH
Director, Community Outcomes Research and Evaluation Center
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Healh
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Associate  Professor, School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry
Research Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
(919) 962-4363 (Social Work)
(919) 966-0995 (Sheps Center)
cuddeback@mail.schsr.unc.edu



Dr. Cuddeback’s research focuses on individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses, especially those involved with the criminal justice and those who have chronic and disabling mental health and physical health conditions. He has conducted research on the physical health needs of persons with severe mental illnesses, the prevalence of individuals with severe mental illnesses in prison and probation settings, the role of Medicaid on mental health service use, and recidivism after jail release. His research also includes the characteristics of persons with mental illnesses who are incarcerated in jails versus prisons, and he has used large administrative datasets to develop methodologies for estimating the prevalence and service needs of severe and persistent mental illnesses in a community. Dr. Cuddeback is currently conducting a large, randomized controlled trial of specialty mental health probation here in North Carolina. He has published over 50 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and has been involved in dozens of projects focused on persons with severe mental illnesses.


Stacey Burgin, MA
Research Instructor

Community Outcomes Research and Evaluation Center
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health
Department of Psychiatry

Stacey Burgin, MA,, is a research instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a minor in French. She received  her master’s degree in applied medical anthropology from the University of Memphis in 2011. Stacey is interested in improving the lives of individuals with chronic health conditions, with a focus on individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.