Professor, Associate Dean, Research, and Director, Institute for Behavioral Health
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Organization and financing of behavioral health services
Constance M. Horgan, Sc.D. is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. She is also founding Director of its Institute for Behavioral Health, which focuses on the intersection of health, behavior and systems of care. Dr. Horgan’s research examines how behavioral health services are financed, organized, and delivered in the public and private sectors and what approaches can be used to improve the quality and effectiveness of the delivery system. She has over twenty-five years of experience in health policy analysis and services research in both academic and government settings. She has been involved with numerous national studies involving health surveys of both individuals and organizations, as well as extensive use of administrative data. She currently directs the Brandeis/Harvard Center on Managed Care funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and leads several other studies related to the delivery of alcohol, drug and mental health services. She also directs a National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) doctoral training program in health services research and teaches courses in behavioral health and substance abuse policy. She has led studies for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NIDA, NIAAA, and foundations, including Robert Wood Johnson. Dr. Horgan has written numerous articles and served on expert panels and advisory committees for federal agencies, professional associations, and academic and community task forces.
The Johns Hopkins University, Sc.D.
Georgetown University, M.A.
Tufts University, B.S.
Awards and Honors
Excellence in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research Award (with Hodgkin and other co-authors). (2011)
Robert E. Anderson Service Award for Distinguished Contributions in the Field of Addiction Research, Training and Evaluation, from the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) (2010)
Christopher Walker Fellowship, Health Policy, Kennedy School, Harvard University (1986)
John C. Hume Award for "significance of doctoral research in Dept. Health Policy & Management" (1985)
NIMH National Research Service Award (1979 - 1980)
U.S. Public Health Service Traineeship Grant (1978 - 1979)
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