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Beth Angell, Ph.D.
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Associate Professor, School of Social Work


Beth Angell is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and an affiliate of both the Center for Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research and the Huamin Research Center at Rutgers. She is also a Co-Investigator of the Center on Adherence and Self-Determination, a Developing Center for Intervention and Services Research, which is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and directed by Patrick Corrigan (of the Illinois Institute of Technology). At IHHCPAR, she serves as area leader in mental health services and systems in the NIMH-funded postdoctoral program. Dr. Angell’s conducts research on mental health services for people with serious mental illnesses, particularly on issues of engagement in and adherence to treatment. Her past and current studies in this area have examined how legal and informal strategies are used to promote treatment adherence, as well as the role of the consumer-provider relationship and consumer self-determination in that process. In other completed work, she has conducted studies related to police interactions, stigma, and social networks in relation to people with serious mental illness. Current projects include two studies which examine the process of reentry for former prisoners with serious mental illness and evaluate the use of evidence-based practices on the reentry process, using mixed methods; a conversation analytic study of client-provider communication about medication management; and an evaluation study which examines the impact of the closure of a state psychiatric hospital in New Jersey on the lives of those discharged to the community. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment, NARSAD, Chicago Community Trust, and the State of New Jersey; and has been published in a variety of journals including Psychiatric Services, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Social Service Review, and Social Science and Medicine. Dr. Angell received her PhD and MSSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined Rutgers in 2008, after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and serving on the faculty at the University of Chicago from 2000-2008.


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