Gary Cuddeback, PhD, MSW, MPH

Director, Community Outcomes Research and Evaluation Center Associate Professor Associate Professor Research Fellow

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.

Gary Cuddeback, PhD, MSW, MPH
  • UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health

  • Department of Psychiatry

  • School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry

  • Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research