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Stephen Crystal named Board of Governors Professor of Health Services Research

Professor Stephen Crystal has been promoted to the Board of Governors Professor of Health Services Research based on his extraordinarily productive scholarship that has gained impressive national distinction and visibility for the Institute and Rutgers University. Professor Crystal was recognized for developing important areas of health services research including the emerging science of comparative medical effectiveness and safety of pharmacotherapeutics as well as research on aging, income and health inequality over the life course, and HIV illnesses. He has led the development of new lines of research on the off-label use of antipsychotic medications for both youth with behavioral issues such as maladaptive aggression and for the elderly with behavioral symptoms of dementia. He has built and administered a large research program including several academic units at Rutgers and fruitful collaborations with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Vanderbilt University and other research centers and agencies such as the FDA and AHRQ.

Professor Crystal serves as Associate Director for Health Services Research at the Institute for Health and Chair of the Division on Aging and the AIDS Research Group. He is Director of the Center for Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management, and Outcomes and the AHRQ-funded Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics. Dr. Crystal has been a frequent advisor to federal, state, and local governments, foundations and health plans. He is the author of more than 150 journal articles, books, chapters, and reports on health care and health care policy, pharmacotherapy, health care utilization and aging. He has served as visiting professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School and as chief of the Division of Health Care Sciences at the School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego.






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