Richard Epstein

Research Fellow

Dr. Richard A. Epstein is a Research Fellow at Chapin Hall. Epstein has more than ten years of experience providing research, evaluation, and consultation services to public and private child-serving agencies. A licensed clinical psychologist and epidemiologist, Epstein’s clinical areas of expertise include child welfare, child mental health, and maternal mental health. He is recognized for his methodological expertise conducting secondary analyses of existing administrative data and his work on evidence synthesis and translation. At Chapin Hall, Epstein provides research and consultation services to public child welfare agencies, engages in research designed to improve evidence synthesis and translation methods, and collaborates on public health surveillance efforts.

Prior to Chapin Hall, Epstein was on the faculty at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was Associate Professor and Director of the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, Associate Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development, and an Investigator with the AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Center. While he was at Vanderbilt, Epstein taught core courses in the Master of Public Health and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and led research methods didactics for Professional Psychology Interns, General Psychiatry Residents, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows.

Epstein holds a PhD and an MA in Psychology / Human Development from the University of Chicago, an MPH degree in Epidemiology from Vanderbilt University, and a BA degree in Psychology from Bates College.

MPH in Epidemiology, Vanderbilt University

PhD in Psychology / Human Development, the University of Chicago

MA in Psychology/Human Development, the University of Chicago

BA in Psychology, Bates College

Invited Presentations – International

Epstein, R. A. (2013, June). Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program and curriculum development: Understanding by design. Invited Presentation. Guyana Ministry of Health and University of Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana.

Invited Presentations – National

Epstein, R. A., Stiehl, M., & O’Meara, M. (2016, October). Immersion site data and practice trends. Invited presentation at Inaugural Illinois Child Welfare Transformation Summit, Itasca, IL.

Epstein, R. A., & Tate, C. (2016, October). Achieving outcomes: Evaluations and implementation science. Presentation at Inaugural Illinois Child Welfare Transformation Summit, Itasca, IL.

Epstein R. A., & Cull, M. J. (2016, September). Evidence-based strategies to advance a safety culture in child welfare. Invited keynote presentation at the Annual Conference of the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO), Columbus, OH.

Epstein, R. A., & Cull, M. J. (2016, September). Assessing safety culture in child welfare agencies: The nuts and bolts. Workshop at the Annual Conference of the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO), Columbus, OH.

Epstein, R. A. (2016, April). Information sharing to facilitate service coordination across behavioral health and child welfare: A child welfare perspective. Invited presentation at the 16th Annual National Behavioral Health Information Management Conference and Exposition, Garden Grove, CA.

Epstein, R. A. (2016, April). Safety culture in child welfare: Tennessee findings. Invited keynote presentation at the 8th Annual Virtual Psychology Research Conference, presented by the Argosy University Online Programs, College of Counseling, Psychology, and Social Sciences, online.

Epstein, R. A., & Cull, M. J. (2015, November). A human factors approach to workforce resilience in child welfare. Invited presentation at the 11th Annual TCOM/CANS Conference, Seattle, WA.

Epstein, R. A. (2015, September). Tennessee CANS and FAST implementations in the context of Tennessee’s Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project. Invited presentation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, Administration for Children and Families, The Children’s Bureau, Washington, DC.

Epstein, R. A. (2015, April). Improving care for vulnerable children and families through research translation. Invited presentation at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A., & Gracey, K. A. (2015, April) Standardized assessment training for foster care review board. Invited presentation at Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts, Foster Care Review Board, Nashville, TN.

Epstein, R. A. (2015, February). Improving care for vulnerable children and families through research translation. Invited presentation at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Social Work, Urbana, IL.

Epstein, R. A. (2014, December). Improving care for vulnerable children and families through research translation. Invited presentation at Northwestern University, Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health Services and Policy Program (MHSPP) Seminar Series, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A., Contreras, J., Orlando, R., & Albornoz, T. (2014, November). Pre-conference workshop: Family-based Care. Presented at the 10th Annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A., & Lyons, J. S. (2014, February). Decisional dilemmas, standardized assessment, and Tennessee’s Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project. Invited presentation at the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Title IV-E Waiver Workgroup Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Epstein, R. A. (2013, November). Improving child welfare systems through public / academic partnerships: Developing a data-driven practice model in Tennessee. Invited presentation at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Social Work, Children and Family Research Center, Urbana, IL.

Epstein, R. A. (2013, April). Population-based study of opioid analgesics. Invited presentation at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A., & Rolando, M. (2012, September). Vanderbilt’s Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody. Invited presentation at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Community Advisory Committee Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Epstein, R. A. (2012, September). Implementing standardized assessment in child-serving systems: Two examples from Tennessee. Invited presentation at Northwestern University, Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health Services and Policy Program (MHSPP) Seminar Series, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A. (2011, July). Use of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) in the Tennessee Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice Systems. Invited presentation at Northwestern University, Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health Services and Policy Program (MHSPP) Seminar Series, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A., & Cull, M. (2011, May). Total Clinical Outcomes Management: Theory and method. Invited presentation at the 7th Annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Epstein, R. A. (2011, December). Population based study of opioid prescribing. Invited presentation to Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Nashville, TN.

Epstein, R. A., & Cull, M. (2010, April). Total Clinical Outcomes Management theory and strategies. Invited presentation at the 6th Annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Epstein, R. A., & Cull, M. (2009, June). Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) in a system of care. Invited presentation to the Tennessee Council on Children’s Mental Health, Nashville, TN.

Epstein, R. A., & Cull, M. (2008, December). Introduction to Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS). Invited presentation to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee, Nashville, TN.

Epstein, R. A., & Cull, M. (2008, December). Measurement as communication in a system of care. Invited presentation to the Tennessee Council on Children’s Mental Health, Nashville, TN.

Epstein, R. A., & Cull, M. (2008, November). Needs and strengths of children in Tennessee state custody. Invited presentation, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Commissioner’s Mental Health Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Epstein, R. A. (2008, September). Needs and strengths of children entering Tennessee state custody. Invited presentation to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Regional Psychologist Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Symposia Chaired at National Scientific Conferences

Epstein, R. A. (2014, June). Health services utilization and experience of vulnerable populations. Session moderator, Child Health Services Research Interest Group Meeting concurrent to the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Epstein, R. A. (2011, March). Mental health and the Tennessee juvenile justice system: Recent efforts to improve the quality of care. Peer-reviewed symposium; symposium organizer, chair, and discussant at the 24th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL.

Presentations at National Scientific Conferences

Cull, M. J., Epstein, R. A., & Goodpasture, T. (2017, October). Development of a communimetric measure for child death review in child welfare. Presentation at the 13th Annual TCOM Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Epstein RA, Cull MJ, Jarrett R, Schleuter D, Chandrasekhar R, Butler M, Schaffer A, Gracey K. (2017). Using the CANS to identify potentially problematic prescribing to youth in child welfare. 13th Annual TCOM Conference. October 4 – 6. San Antonio, TX.

Jarret, R., Epstein, R. A., Cull, M. J., Schlueter, D., Gracey, K., Butler, M., & Chandrasekhar, R. (2017, July-August). Identification of potentially problematic prescribing to a vulnerable population. Presentation at Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), Baltimore, MD.

Dyer, H., Vehorn, A., Brewster, R., Santulli, M., Bardett, N., Warren, Z., & Epstein, R. (2017, May). Linking Department of Children’s Services records with ADDM population surveillance methods. Presentation at International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Annual Meeting of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), San Francisco, CA.

Epstein, R. A., & Cull, M. J. (2016, November). TCOM in Child Welfare. Invited Presentation at TCOM/CANS Conference, Princeton, NJ.

Hirota, T., So, R., Kim, Y. S., Leventhal, B. L., & Epstein, R. A. (2016, October). A systematic review of screening tools for autism spectrum disorder. Poster presentation at the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s 63rd Annual Meeting, New York, NY. Conference abstract published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55, S101.

Epstein, R. A. (2015, November). Beyond risk assessment in child protective services. Presentation at the 11th Annual TCOM/CANS Conference, Seattle, WA.

Epstein, R. A., & Kelly, T. (2015, November). Pre-conference workshop: Family. Workshop at the 11th Annual TCOM/CANS Conference, Seattle, WA.

Epstein, R. A. (2014, November). Using data to improve practice: A “how-to” seminar. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the 10th Annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A. (2014, November). Improving quality in the human services with Total Clinical Outcomes Management. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the10th Annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A., & Feix, J. (2013, November). Tennessee integrated court screening and referral project. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the 9th Annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Epstein R. A., & Cull, M. J. (2013, November). Improving quality in the human services with Total Clinical Outcomes Management. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the 9th Annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Benningfield, M. M., Gracey, K. A., Glascoe, T. A., Berry-Yates, S., & Epstein, R. A. (2013, October). Vanderbilt University School-based Mental Health Clinics: A collaborative model for sustainable student mental health services. Peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 18th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, Arlington, VA.

Bobo, W. V., Epstein, R. A., Hayes, R. M., Shelton, R. C., Hartert, T. V., Mitchel, E., Horner, J., & Wu, P. (2013, August). The effect of regulatory advisories on maternal antidepressant prescribing, 1995-2007: An interrupted time-series study of 228,876 pregnancies. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the 29th International Conference on Pharmacoepdemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, Montreal, Canada. Abstract subsequently published in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 22(s1), 367.

Epstein, R. A., Bobo, W. V., Martin, P. R., Morrow, J. A., Wang, W., Chandrasekhar, R., & Cooper, W. O. (2013, August). Impact of regulatory warnings on concomitant use of oxycodone and macrolide antibiotics. Peer-reviewed poster at the 29th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, August 25-28, Montreal, Canada. Abstract subsequently published in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 22(s1), 464.

Ebert, J. S., & Epstein, R. A. (2013, March). Hardwiring fidelity metrics: Overcoming challenges to build sustainability in a statewide, trauma-informed dissemination effort. In J. S. Ebert (Chair), Building the bicycle while riding: Lessons learned while developing a statewide purveyor collaborative to disseminate and sustain EBPs to treat child trauma. Symposium conducted at the 26th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL.

Epstein, R. A., Hurley, S., Ebert, J. S., Bobo, W. V., Wang, W., Chandrasekhar, R., & Jordan, N. (2012, November). Impact of the recent economic downturn on the use of mental health crisis services by youth in Tennessee. Peer-reviewed poster presented at the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Abstract subsequently published in the Journal of Women’s Health, 21(10), 991.

Epstein, R. A., Ray, W. A., Bobo, W. V., Martin, P. G., Morrow, J. A., Wang, W., Chandrasekhar, R., & Cooper, W. O. (2012, November). Increasing first trimester use of opioid analgesics. Poster review and lunch at Vanderbilt University, Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center for Musculoskeletal Diseases and the Division of Rheumatology, Nashville, TN.

Epstein, R. A. (2012, October). Introduction to Total Clinical Outcomes Management. Presentation at the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody Training Series, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Nashville, TN.

Leach, M., & Epstein, R. A. (2012, September). Disseminating Total Clinical Outcomes Management (TCOM) across child-serving systems: Experiences in Tennessee. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the 8th Annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Epstein, R. A., Bobo, W. V., Shelton, R. C., Arbogast, P. G., Morrow, J. A., & Cooper, W. O. (2012, August). Antipsychotic, anticonvulsant and lithium use during pregnancy. Peer-reviewed poster presented at the 28th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, Barcelona, Spain. Abstract subsequently published in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety,21(3), 372.

Bobo, W. V., Davis, R. L., Toh, S. D., Li, D., Andrade, S. E., Cheetham, T. C., Pawloski, P., Dublin, S., Pinheiro, S., Hammad, T., Scott, P. E., Epstein, R. A., Arbogast, P. G., Morrow, J. A., Dudley, J. A., Lawrence, J. M., Avalos, L. A., & Cooper, W. O. (2012, August). Antiepileptic drug use among pregnant women in the U.S., 2001-2007: A MEPREP study. Peer-reviewed poster presented at the 28th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, Barcelona, Spain. Abstract subsequently published in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 21(3), 372.

Epstein, R. A., Ray, W. A., Bobo, W. V., Martin, P. R., Morrow, J. A., Arbogast, P. G., & Cooper, W. O. (2012, August). Increasing first trimester use of opioid analgesics. Peer-reviewed poster presented at the 28th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, Barcelona, Spain. Abstract subsequently published in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 21(3), 370.

Bobo, W. V., Epstein, R. A., Patton, T. D., Bossaller, N. A., & Shelton, R. C. (2012, February). Design features of a real-world effectiveness study of long-acting injectable risperidone in frequently relapsing bipolar disorder. Peer- reviewed poster presented at the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology 8th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC.

Epstein, R. A., Ray, W. A., Bobo, W. V., Martin, P. R., Morrow, J. A., Arbogast, P. G., & Cooper, W. O. (2011, November). Increasing first trimester use of opioid analgesics. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Abstract subsequently published in the Journal of Women’s Health, 20(10), 1403.

Epstein, R. A., Ray, W. A., Bobo, W. V., Morrow, J. A., Martin, P. R., Arbogast, P. A., Cooper, W. O. (2011, October). Increasing first trimester use of opioid analgesics. Podium presentation at Vanderbilt University Elliot Newman Society for Clinical and Translational Scientist Development, Nashville, TN.

Epstein, R. A., Feix, J., Bobo, W. V., Beckjord, S., & Arbogast, P. G. (2011, June). Changes to the financial responsibility for juvenile court ordered psychiatric evaluations reduces inpatient services utilization. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Epstein, R. A., Feix, J., Bobo, W. V., Beckjord, S., & Arbogast, P. G. (2011, June). Changes to the financial responsibility for juvenile court ordered psychiatric evaluations reduces inpatient services utilization. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the Child Health Services Research Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Bobo, W. V., Epstein, R. A., Patton, T., Bossaller, N., & Shelton, R. C. (2011, May). Does long-acting injectable risperidone reduce relapse and rehospitalization in community-treated bipolars? Peer-reviewed poster presented at the Society for Biological Psychiatry Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Epstein, R. A., Ray, W. A., Bobo, W. V., Morrow, J. A., Shelton, R. C., & Cooper, W. O. (2010, November). Use of antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, and mood stabilizers among pregnant women. Podium presentation at the Vanderbilt University Elliot Newman Society for Clinical and Translational Scientist Development, Nashville, TN.

Epstein, R. A., Ray, W. A., Fuchs, D. C., Shelton, R. C., Bobo, W. V., Cooper, W. O. (2010, November). Use of antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, and lithium during pregnancy. Peer-reviewed poster presented at the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Abstract subsequently published in the Journal of Women’s Health, 19(10), 1783.

Leach, M., Cull, M., & Epstein, R. A. (2010, July). Total Clinical Outcomes Management for alternative education. Podium presentation at the Tennessee Alternative Educator’s Association 2010 Summer Institute for Alternative Education, Clarksville, TN.

Epstein, R. A., Bobo, W. V., Cull, M. J., & Gatlin, D. (2010, June). Sleep and school problems among children in state custody. Peer-reviewed poster presented at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA.

Epstein, R. A., Bobo, W. V., Cull, M. J., & Gatlin, D. (2010, June). Sleep and school problems among children in state custody. Peer-reviewed poster presented at the Child Health Services Research Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA.

Jordan, N., Ma, J., Epstein, R., Leon, S., & Bloom-Ellis, B. (2010, June). Risk adjusting residential treatment outcomes with clinical factors. Podium presentation at the 3rd Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, Cornell University, Cornell, New York.

Epstein, R. A., Lea, R., Leach, M., & Cull, M. (2010, April). The Assessment of Services Quality (ASQ): A process to assess the quality of children’s residential treatment. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the 6th Annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Epstein, R. A., Leach, M., & Cull, M. (2009, November). Using Child and Adolescents Needs and Strengths for case decision making. Invited and peer-reviewed podium presentation at the Tennessee Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Center’s 6th Annual Connecting for Children’s Justice Conference, Nashville, TN.

Davis, B. E., & Epstein, R. A. (2009, October). A model mental health program for persons in transition from school to adulthood: School to adult transitions at Vanderbilt. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at NADD: An association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs: 26th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show: Advancing Mental Wellness through Excellence in Mental Health care (ID / MH), New Orleans, LA.

Epstein, R. A. (2008, October). Racial differences in child psychiatric hospitalization referral: The role of community factors. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine – American Society of Neurorehabilitation Joint Educational Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Epstein, R. A. (2008, September). Trauma prevalence and mental health needs among children in state custody. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the 5th Annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, Nashville, TN

Epstein, R. A., Cull, M., Franklin, M. B., & Gatlin, D. (2008, September). Using the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) to help establish medical necessity. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the 5th Annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, Nashville, TN.

Epstein, R. A., McClelland, G. M., Jordan, N., Burkman, K., & Lyons, J. S. (2008, June). Living arrangement and referral for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization among children in state custody. Peer-reviewed poster presented at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC.

Epstein, R. A., McClelland, G. M., Jordan, N., Burkman, K., & Lyons, J. S. (2008, June). Living arrangement and referral for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization among children in state custody. Peer-reviewed poster, presented at the Child Health Services Research Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC.

Epstein, R. A., Jordan, N., Lyons, J. S. (2008, February). Racial differences in child psychiatric hospitalization referral: The role of community factors. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the 21st Annual Research Conference on Children’s Mental Health, Tampa, FL.

Epstein, R. A. (2007, October). Using clinical assessments in research: Understanding psychiatric hospitalization and mobile crisis. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the 4th Annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, Boston, MA.

Epstein, R. A., Jordan, N., & Lyons, J. S. (2007, June). Modeling mental health crisis stabilization decisions in a comprehensive system of care. Podium presentation at the Northwestern University, Institute for Healthcare Studies Lecture Series, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A., Jordan, N., Rhee, Y. J., & Lyons, J. S. (2007, June). Caregiver needs and community treatment in children with a mental health crisis. Peer-reviewed poster presented at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Epstein, R. A., Jordan, N., Rhee, Y. J, & Lyons, J. S. (2007, June). Caregiver needs and community treatment in children with a mental health crisis. Peer-reviewed poster presented at the Child Health Services Research Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Epstein, R. A., Jordan, N., Rhee, Y. J, Lyons, J. S. (2007, April). Caregiver needs and community treatment in children with a mental health crisis. Poster presented at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Research Day, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A., & Zimmerman, D. P. (2004, Autumn). Re-conceptualizing residential: Implications for outcomes research. Peer-reviewed podium presentation at the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers 48th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Epstein, R. A. (2003, Autumn). Feeling narrative’s pull: Reconciling contingency within life story. Podium presentation at the University of Chicago Clinical Ethnography Workshop, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A. (2003, Spring). The changing nature of residential treatment for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. Podium presentation at the University of Chicago Culture, Life-Course, and Mental Health Workshop, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A. (2003, Spring). Research on residential treatment for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. Podium presentation at theUniversity of Chicago Clinical Ethnography Mini-Conference, Chicago, IL.

Wahlberg, M, & Epstein, R. A. (2001, Summer). Gould farm: A life of sharing. Plenary discussion at the Wisconsin Chapter Conference of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Milwaukee, WI.

Hunter, J. P., Epstein, R. A., & Bennis, W. (1998, Autumn). Contemplation in everyday life. Podium presentation at the University of Chicago Culture, Life-Course, and Mental Health Workshop, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A. (1998, Spring). Persistent mental illness and the life-course. Podium presentation at Perspectives: The Human Development Approach to Mental Health and Well-being, the 5th Annual Human Development Student Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A. (1995, Summer). Sex, sickness, and sinistrality. Peer-reviewed poster presented at The 21st Annual Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME.

Urbano, R. C., Epstein, R. A., Cull, M. J., Vehorn, A., & Warren, Z. (2017). Autism and child maltreatment: A population-based, record linkage methodology for studying children referred to child protective services. International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, 52, 1-35.

Butler, M., Epstein, R. A., Totten, A., Whitlock, E. P., Ansari, M. T., Damschroder, L. J., . . . Guise, J. M. (2017). AHRQ series on complex intervention systematic reviews-paper 3: adapting frameworks to develop protocols. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 90, 19-27.

Vogus, T. J., Cull, M. J., Hengelbrok, N. E., Modell, S. J., & Epstein, R. A. (2016). Assessing safety culture in child welfare: Evidence from Tennessee. Children and Youth Services Review, 65(Supplement C), 94-103.

Hirota, T., Kim, Y. S., So, R., Leventhal, B. L., & Epstein, R. (2016). A systematic review of screening tools for autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(10), S101.

McPheeters, M., Butler, M., Maglione, M., Viswanathan, M., O’Neil, M., Epstein, R., . . . Kondo, K. (2015). Challenges in conducting EPC reviews of behavior change interventions. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Kuhn, T. M., Ebert, J. S., Gracey, K. A., Chapman, G. L., & Epstein, R. A. (2015). Evidence-based interventions for adolescents with disruptive behaviors in school-based settings. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 24(2), 305-317.

Francis, D. O., Chinnadurai, S., Morad, A., Epstein, R. A., Kohanim, S., Krishnaswami, S., . . . McPheeters, M. L. (2015). Treatments for ankyloglossia and ankyloglossia with concomitant lip-tie. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Epstein, R. A., Schlueter, D., Gracey, K. A., Chandrasekhar, R., & Cull, M. J. (2015). Examining placement disruption in child welfare. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 32(3), 224-232.

Epstein, R. A., Moore, K. M., & Bobo, W. V. (2015). Treatment of bipolar disorders during pregnancy: Maternal and fetal safety and challenges. Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety, 7, 7-29.

Epstein, R. A., Fonnesbeck, C., Potter, S., Rizzone, K. H., & McPheeters, M. (2015). Psychosocial interventions for child disruptive behaviors: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 136(5), 947-960.

Epstein, R., Fonnesbeck, C., Williamson, E., Kuhn, T., Lindegren, M. L., Rizzone, K., . . . Ness, G. L. (2015). Psychosocial and pharmacologic interventions for disruptive behavior in children and adolescents. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Chinnadurai, S., Francis, D. O., Epstein, R. A., Morad, A., Kohanim, S., & McPheeters, M. (2015). Treatment of ankyloglossia for reasons other than breastfeeding: a systematic review. Pediatrics, 135(6), e1467-e1474.

Bohnenkamp, J. H., Glascoe, T., Gracey, K. A., Epstein, R. A., & Benningfield, M. M. (2015). Implementing clinical outcomes assessment in everyday school mental health practice. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 24(2), 399-413.

McPheeters, M., Davis, A. M., Taylor, J. L., Brown, R. F., Potter, S. A., & Epstein, R. A., Jr. (2014). Transition care for children with special health needs. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Epstein, R. A., Moore, K. M., & Bobo, W. V. (2014). Treatment of nonpsychotic major depression during pregnancy: Patient safety and challenges. Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety, 6, 109-129.

Davis, A. M., Brown, R. F., Taylor, J. L., Epstein, R. A., & McPheeters, M. L. (2014). Transition care for children with special health care needs. Pediatrics, 134(5), 900-908.

Bobo, W. V., Epstein, R. A., Jr., Hayes, R. M., Shelton, R. C., Hartert, T. V., Mitchel, E., . . . Wu, P. (2014). The effect of regulatory advisories on maternal antidepressant prescribing, 1995-2007: An interrupted time series study of 228,876 pregnancies. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 17(1), 17-26.

Zimmerman, D. P., Epstein, R. A., Jr., Leichtman, M., & Leichtman, M. (2013). Psychotherapy in group care : Making life good enough. Hoboken, NJ: Taylor and Francis.

van Eys, P. P., Ebert, J. S., & Epstein, R. A. (2013). Transforming mental health practice in child-serving systems: a state-wide model for disseminating, implementing, and sustaining a trauma-informed, evidence-based practice. In A. Powell & J. Gray-Peterson (Eds.), Child welfare: Current issues, practices and challenges. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Epstein, R. A., Bobo, W. V., Shelton, R. C., Arbogast, P. G., Morrow, J. A., Wang, W., . . . Cooper, W. O. (2013). Increasing use of atypical antipsychotics and anticonvulsants during pregnancy. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 22(7), 794-801.

Epstein, R. A., Bobo, W. V., Martin, P. R., Morrow, J. A., Wang, W., Chandrasekhar, R., & Cooper, W. O. (2013). Increasing pregnancy-related use of prescribed opioid analgesics. Annals of Epidemiology, 23(8), 498-503.

Cull, M. J., Rzepnicki, T. L., O’Day, K., & Epstein, R. A. (2013). Applying principles from safety science to improve child protection. Child Welfare, 92(2), 179-195.

Epstein, R. A., Feix, J., Arbogast, P. G., Beckjord, S. H., & Bobo, W. V. (2012). Changes to the financial responsibility for juvenile court ordered psychiatric evaluations reduce inpatient services utilization: an interrupted time series study. BMC Health Services Research, 12(1), 136.

Bobo, W. V., Davis, R. L., Toh, S., Li, D. K., Andrade, S. E., Cheetham, T. C., . . . Cooper, W. O. (2012). Trends in the use of antiepileptic drugs among pregnant women in the US, 2001-2007: a medication exposure in pregnancy risk evaluation program study. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 26(6), 578-588.

Epstein, R. A., Bobo, W. V., Cull, M. J., & Gatlin, D. (2011). Sleep and school problems among children and adolescents in state custody. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199(4), 251-256.

Bobo, W. V., Epstein, R. A., Jr., & Shelton, R. C. (2011). Effects of orally disintegrating vs regular olanzapine tablets on body weight, eating behavior, glycemic and lipid indices, and gastrointestinal hormones: a randomized, open comparison in outpatients with bipolar depression. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 23(3), 193-201.

Bobo, W. V., Epstein, R. A., Lynch, A., Patton, T. D., Bossaller, N. A., & Shelton, R. C. (2011). A randomized, open comparison of long-acting injectable risperidone and treatment as usual for prevention of relapse, rehospitalization and urgent care referral in community-treated patients with rapid cycling bipolar disorder. Clinical Neuropharmacology, 34(6), 224.

Bobo, W. V., Cooper, W. O., Epstein, R. A., Jr., Arbogast, P. G., Mounsey, J., & Ray, W. A. (2011). Positive predictive value of automated database records for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children and youth exposed to antipsychotic drugs or control medications: A Tennessee Medicaid study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11(1), 157.

Lyons, J. S., Epstein, R. A., & Jordan, N. (2010). Evolving systems of care with total clinical outcomes management. Evaluation and Program Planning, 33(1), 53-55.

Epstein, R. A., Heinemann, A. W., & McFarland, L. V. (2010). Quality of life for veterans and servicemembers with major traumatic limb loss from Vietnam and OIF/OEF conflicts. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 47(4), 373-385.

Bobo, W. V., Epstein, R. A., & Shelton, R. C. (2010). Olanzapine monotherapy for acute depression in patients with bipolar I or II disorder: Results of an 8-week open label trial. Human Psychopharmacology, 25(1), 30-36.

Bobo, W. V., Epstein, R. A., Jr., & Shelton, R. C. (2010). Acute bipolar depression: a review of the use of olanzapine/fluoxetine. Clinical Medicine Insights: Therapeutics, 2, 825.

Park, J. M., Jordan, N., Epstein, R., Mandell, D. S., & Lyons, J. S. (2009). Predictors of residential placement following a psychiatric crisis episode among children and youth in state custody. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79(2), 228.

Jordan, N., Leon, S. C., Epstein, R. A., Durkin, E., Helgerson, J., & Lakin-Starr, B. L. (2009). Effect of organizational climate on youth outcomes in residential treatment. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 26(3), 194-208.

Epstein, R. A., Jordan, N., Rhee, Y. J., McClelland, G. M., & Lyons, J. S. (2009). The relationship between caregiver capacity and intensive community treatment for children with a mental health crisis. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18(3), 303-311.

Epstein, R. A. (2005). Beyond the yellow door: Outcome and follow-up studies of students in a residential treatment center (PhD thesis). University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. A., Jr. (2004). Inpatient and residential treatment effects for children and adolescents: a review and critique. Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 13(2), 411-428.

Epstein, R. A. (2003). Reconsidering classic case studies: The mechanical boy and the space child. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 20(4), 43-52.

Epstein, R. A. (2003). Alice’s loss of wonderland. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 20(4), 53-72.

Epstein, R. A., & Zimmerman, D. P. (Eds.). (2002). On transitions from group care: Homeward bound. New York, NY: Haworth Press.

Epstein, R. A. (2002). Preface. In D. P. Zimmerman & R. A. Epstein (Eds.), On transitions from group care: Homeward bound (pp. xix-xx). New York, NY: Haworth Press.

Zimmerman, D. P., Myers, P. G., & Epstein, R. A. (2001). The Rorschach Evaluation of object representation and therapeutic change in group care. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 19(1), 59-88.

Epstein, R. A., Zimmerman, D. P., Axelman, M. H., Washburn, J. J., & Wadsworth, M. E. (2001). A review of the book Transforming hate to love: An outcome study of the Peper Harow Treatment Process for adolescents,by M. Rose. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 18(4), 67-72.

Epstein, R. A. (2001). A review of the book “Good guys don’t wear hats“: Children’s talk about the media, by J. Tobin. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 19(2), 78.