Julian M Somers

Summary

Affiliation: Simon Fraser University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Vancouver At Home: pragmatic randomized trials investigating Housing First for homeless and mentally ill adults
    Julian M Somers
    Somers Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby V5A 1S6, Canada
    Trials 14:365. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Drug treatment court of Vancouver: an empirical evaluation of recidivism
    Julian M Somers
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
    Int J Drug Policy 23:393-400. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and incidence studies of anxiety disorders: a systematic review of the literature
    Julian M Somers
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Can J Psychiatry 51:100-13. 2006
  4. pmc Housing first reduces re-offending among formerly homeless adults with mental disorders: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Julian M Somers
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e72946. 2013
  5. pmc Emergency department use and hospitalizations among homeless adults with substance dependence and mental disorders
    Adrienne Cheung
    Department of Medicine, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, University of British Columbia, 588B 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 10:17. 2015
  6. doi request reprint Housing First improves subjective quality of life among homeless adults with mental illness: 12-month findings from a randomized controlled trial in Vancouver, British Columbia
    Michelle Patterson
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:1245-59. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and incidence studies of schizophrenic disorders: a systematic review of the literature
    Elliot M Goldner
    Department of Psychiatry, Head, Mental Health Evaluation and Community Consultation Unit Mheccu, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Can J Psychiatry 47:833-43. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence studies of substance-related disorders: a systematic review of the literature
    Julian M Somers
    Mental Health Evaluation and Community Consultation Unit, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Can J Psychiatry 49:373-84. 2004
  9. pmc Examining the impact of case management in Vancouver's downtown community court: a quasi-experimental design
    Julian M Somers
    Somers Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 9:e90708. 2014
  10. pmc History of foster care among homeless adults with mental illness in Vancouver, British Columbia: a precursor to trajectories of risk
    Michelle L Patterson
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British, Columbia, Canada
    BMC Psychiatry 15:32. 2015

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Publications17

  1. pmc Vancouver At Home: pragmatic randomized trials investigating Housing First for homeless and mentally ill adults
    Julian M Somers
    Somers Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby V5A 1S6, Canada
    Trials 14:365. 2013
    ..The present study aimed to recruit two samples of homeless mentally ill participants who differed in the complexity of their needs. Study details, including recruitment, randomization, and follow-up, are presented...
  2. doi request reprint Drug treatment court of Vancouver: an empirical evaluation of recidivism
    Julian M Somers
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
    Int J Drug Policy 23:393-400. 2012
    ..Canada's second DTC has operated in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside since 2001. We examine longitudinal changes in recidivism and characteristics of participants in the DTC in Vancouver (DTCV)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and incidence studies of anxiety disorders: a systematic review of the literature
    Julian M Somers
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Can J Psychiatry 51:100-13. 2006
    ..To present the results of a systematic review of literature published between 1980 and 2004 reporting findings of the prevalence and incidence of anxiety disorders in the general population...
  4. pmc Housing first reduces re-offending among formerly homeless adults with mental disorders: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Julian M Somers
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e72946. 2013
    ..HF is also associated with lower residential costs than common alternative approaches. Few studies have examined the effect of HF on criminal behavior...
  5. pmc Emergency department use and hospitalizations among homeless adults with substance dependence and mental disorders
    Adrienne Cheung
    Department of Medicine, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, University of British Columbia, 588B 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 10:17. 2015
    ..We sought to understand the correlation between ED use, hospital admission, and substance dependence among homeless individuals with concurrent mental illness who participated in a 'Housing First' (HF) intervention trial...
  6. doi request reprint Housing First improves subjective quality of life among homeless adults with mental illness: 12-month findings from a randomized controlled trial in Vancouver, British Columbia
    Michelle Patterson
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:1245-59. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that subjective QoL would improve over time among participants assigned to supported housing as compared to TAU, regardless of the type of supported housing received or participants' level of need...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and incidence studies of schizophrenic disorders: a systematic review of the literature
    Elliot M Goldner
    Department of Psychiatry, Head, Mental Health Evaluation and Community Consultation Unit Mheccu, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Can J Psychiatry 47:833-43. 2002
    ..To present the results of a systematic review of the literature published between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 2000, that reports findings on the prevalence and incidence of schizophrenia and related disorders...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence studies of substance-related disorders: a systematic review of the literature
    Julian M Somers
    Mental Health Evaluation and Community Consultation Unit, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Can J Psychiatry 49:373-84. 2004
    ..To present the results of a systematic review of literature published between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 2000, that reports epidemiologic estimates of substance-related disorders...
  9. pmc Examining the impact of case management in Vancouver's downtown community court: a quasi-experimental design
    Julian M Somers
    Somers Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 9:e90708. 2014
    ..There has been no empirical research on the effectiveness of community courts, which are a form of PSC designed to harness community resources and inter-disciplinary expertise to reduce recidivism in a geographic catchment area...
  10. pmc History of foster care among homeless adults with mental illness in Vancouver, British Columbia: a precursor to trajectories of risk
    Michelle L Patterson
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British, Columbia, Canada
    BMC Psychiatry 15:32. 2015
    ..We hypothesize that a history of foster care predicts earlier, more severe and more frequent substance use, multiple mental disorder diagnoses, discontinuous work history, and longer durations of homelessness...
  11. doi request reprint History of foster care among homeless adults with mental illness in Vancouver, British Columbia: a precursor to trajectories of risk
    Michelle L Patterson
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British, Columbia, Canada
    BMC Psychiatry 15:411. 2015
    ..We hypothesize that a history of foster care predicts earlier, more severe and more frequent substance use, multiple mental disorder diagnoses, discontinuous work history, and longer durations of homelessness...
  12. pmc Examining the relationship between health-related need and the receipt of care by participants experiencing homelessness and mental illness
    Lauren B Currie
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby V5A 1S6, BC, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:404. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that those with more severe mental illness would access greater levels of primary and specialist health services than those with less severe mental illness...
  13. pmc Setting the stage for chronic health problems: cumulative childhood adversity among homeless adults with mental illness in Vancouver, British Columbia
    Michelle L Patterson
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Public Health 14:350. 2014
    ..This study examines adverse events in childhood as predictors of duration of homelessness, psychiatric and substance use disorders, and physical health in a sample of homeless adults with mental illness...
  14. doi request reprint Community participation and belonging among formerly homeless adults with mental illness after 12 months of Housing First in Vancouver, British Columbia: a randomized controlled trial
    Michelle L Patterson
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Blusson Hall Rm 11010, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
    Community Ment Health J 50:604-11. 2014
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of housing program as well as broader contextual factors...
  15. doi request reprint Comparative analysis of recidivism outcomes following drug treatment court in Vancouver, Canada
    Julian M Somers
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol 58:655-71. 2014
    ..The effectiveness of DTCs with distinct subpopulations may be related to their composition and inclusion of expertise relevant to the needs of diverse participants. ..
  16. doi request reprint Criminal justice system contact and mortality among offenders with mental illness in British Columbia: an assessment of mediation
    Lawrence C McCandless
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 69:460-6. 2015
    ..Whether criminal justice involvement, in and of itself, is associated with higher mortality, particularly among offenders with mental illness, is unknown...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and incidence studies of mood disorders: a systematic review of the literature
    Paul Waraich
    Mental Health Evaluation and Community Consultation Unit, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Can J Psychiatry 49:124-38. 2004
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