About Us

We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers and trainers who conduct research studies, disseminate findings, prepare training and educational materials, and provide training and consultation services.  Our center’s activities focus on employment for people with serious mental illnesses.  Our team has defined the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach to supported employment.

Meet Our Team

Stephanie Acquilano, MA
Stephanie Acquilano, MAResearch Project Manager
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Geisel School of Medicine
Monirah Al-Abdulmunem, MS
Monirah Al-Abdulmunem, MSResearch Assistant
Westat
Erin R. Barnett, PhD
Erin R. Barnett, PhDAssistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Deborah R. Becker, MEd, CRC
Deborah R. Becker, MEd, CRCDirector, IPS Learning Community
The IPS Employment Center
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH)
Oslo Becker
Oslo BeckerResearch Assistant in Training
The IPS Employment Center
Gary R. Bond, PhD
Gary R. Bond, PhDSenior Research Associate
Westat
Ruth Brock
Ruth BrockIPS National Trainer and Consultant
The IPS Employment Center
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH)
Debra Bury, RN-BC, CARN
Debra Bury, RN-BC, CARNResearch Nurse
Westat
Elizabeth A. Carpenter-Song, PhD
Elizabeth A. Carpenter-Song, PhDResearch Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Dartmouth College
Delia Cimpean Hendrick, MD
Delia Cimpean Hendrick, MDConsultant
Westat
Alysha Clark, CPS, HS-BCP
Alysha Clark, CPS, HS-BCPConsultant
Westat
Leonardo Cubillos, MD
Leonardo Cubillos, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Robert E. Drake, MD, PhD
Robert E. Drake, MD, PhDVice President
Westat

Professor
The Dartmouth Institute on Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Mark T. Hegel, PhD
Mark T. Hegel, PhDConsultant
Westat
Sandy Langfitt Reese
Sandy Langfitt ReeseIPS National Trainer and Consultant
The IPS Employment Center
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH)
Jonathan D. Lichtenstein, PsyD
Jonathan D. Lichtenstein, PsyDAssistant Professor of Psychiatry
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Director
Pediatric Neuropsychological Services
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Jessica Marbacher, BA
Jessica Marbacher, BADigital Communications Manager
The IPS Employment Center
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH)
Susan R. McGurk, PhD
Susan R. McGurk, PhDProfessor
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Boston University
Jennifer L. McLaren, MD
Jennifer L. McLaren, MDAssistant Professor of Psychiatry
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
The Dartmouth Institute
Department of Psychiatry
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Justin D. Metcalfe, PhD
Justin D. Metcalfe, PhDPolicy Researcher
Westat
Sue Morris
Sue MorrisAdministrative Manager
The IPS Employment Center
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH)
Kim Mueser, PhD
Kim Mueser, PhDProfessor
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Boston University
Jackie Pogue, MA
Jackie Pogue, MAResearch Associate
Westat
Dan Ressler, BA
Dan Ressler, BAProject Coordinator
Westat
David C. Strickler
David C. StricklerResearch Assistant
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Thomas Smith, MD
Thomas Smith, MDConsultant
Associate Medical Director, NYS Office of Mental Health
Medical Director, Division of Managed Care, NYS Office of Mental Health
Special Lecturer, Columbia University Medical Center
Sarah Swanson, LSW, CRC
Sarah Swanson, LSW, CRCIPS National Trainer and Consultant
The IPS Employment Center
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH)
Margaret Swarbrick, PhD
Margaret Swarbrick, PhDConsultant
Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey & Rutgers
William Torrey, MD
William Torrey, MDConsultant
Professor
Psychiatry and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Haiyi Xie, PhD
Haiyi Xie, PhDProfessor
Department of Data Sciences
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth