The Supported Employment Demonstration (SED) is a randomized controlled trial of evidence-based vocational and mental health services. The study goals are: (1) successful employment, (2) improved mental health, and (3) reduced demand for Social Security disability benefits. The study will take place in 30 mental health agencies across 20 states. The participants in SED will be 3,000 adults who have been recently denied in a first application for disability (SSI or SSDI) due to mental impairments. The three arms of the random assignment are: a Full service arm (team leader, IPS supported employment, case management, other behavioral health services, nurse care coordination, and systematic medication management), a Basic Service arm (similar to Full Services without the systematic medication management facilitated by the nurse care coordination), and a Usual Service arm (control group).
Period: 8/29/16 – 8/28/22
William Frey, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator
Robert Drake, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator
Jarnee Riley, M.S.
William Frey, Ph.D., Evaluation Lead
David Salkever, Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore County
Lisa Dixon, M.D., Columbia University
Howard Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., Westat consultant
Robert Drake, M.D., Ph.D., Implementation Lead
Deborah Becker, M.Ed., CRC
Gary Bond, Ph.D.
Tom Smith, M.D., Columbia University
Delia Cimpean Hendrick, M.D., Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Debra Bury, R.N.
Mark Hegel, Ph.D., Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Sarah Swanson, M.S., CRC
Sandra Reese, B.S.
Susanne Logsdon, B.S.
Funding: Social Security Administration