W H Fisher

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Patterns and prevalence of arrest in a statewide cohort of mental health care consumers
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1623-8. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Risk of arrest among public mental health services recipients and the general public
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:67-72. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Commentary: civil commitment statutes--40 years of circumvention
    William H Fisher
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 38:365-8. 2010
  4. doi request reprint The research potential of administrative data from state mental health agencies
    William H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:546-8. 2010
  5. pmc Categorizing temporal patterns of arrest in a cohort of adults with serious mental illness
    William H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 37:477-90. 2010
  6. doi request reprint The changing role of the state psychiatric hospital
    William H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, in Worcester, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:676-84. 2009
  7. pmc Drug-related arrests in a cohort of public mental health service recipients
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1448-53. 2007
  8. pmc Beyond criminalization: toward a criminologically informed framework for mental health policy and services research
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:544-57. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Managed mental health care's effects on arrest and forensic commitment
    William H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School UMMS, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 27:65-77. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Self-reported lifetime psychiatric hospitalization histories of jail detainees with mental disorders: comparison with a non-incarcerated national sample
    William H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 29:458-65. 2002

Research Grants

  1. Modeling CJ Involvemment Among PMI
    William Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. pmc Patterns and prevalence of arrest in a statewide cohort of mental health care consumers
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1623-8. 2006
    ..This study examined rates, patterns, offenses, and sociodemographic correlates of arrest in a large cohort of mental health service recipients...
  2. doi request reprint Risk of arrest among public mental health services recipients and the general public
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:67-72. 2011
    ..This study compared arrest rates on a broad range of offenses in a cohort of public mental health service recipients and in the general population...
  3. ncbi request reprint Commentary: civil commitment statutes--40 years of circumvention
    William H Fisher
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 38:365-8. 2010
    ..This commentary provides a brief overview of other examples of the stretching of commitment laws, providing a broader context for viewing the findings of Levitt and colleagues...
  4. doi request reprint The research potential of administrative data from state mental health agencies
    William H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:546-8. 2010
    ..However, potential use of these data as contextual factors in multilevel models makes them an important resource for consideration...
  5. pmc Categorizing temporal patterns of arrest in a cohort of adults with serious mental illness
    William H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 37:477-90. 2010
    ..The implications of these findings for understanding criminal justice involvement in this population and the utility of the trajectory model for system planning are discussed...
  6. doi request reprint The changing role of the state psychiatric hospital
    William H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, in Worcester, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:676-84. 2009
    ..Using national and state-level data, this paper discusses the contemporary public mental hospital, the forces shaping its use, the challenges it faces, and its possible future role in the larger mental health system...
  7. pmc Drug-related arrests in a cohort of public mental health service recipients
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1448-53. 2007
    ..This study examined the prevalence of drug arrests in a cohort of persons receiving services from a state mental health agency who were followed for roughly ten years...
  8. pmc Beyond criminalization: toward a criminologically informed framework for mental health policy and services research
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:544-57. 2006
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  9. ncbi request reprint Managed mental health care's effects on arrest and forensic commitment
    William H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School UMMS, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 27:65-77. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Self-reported lifetime psychiatric hospitalization histories of jail detainees with mental disorders: comparison with a non-incarcerated national sample
    William H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 29:458-65. 2002
    ..Longitudinal studies are needed to explore temporal relationships to better understand the relationship between mental health treatment and criminal justice involvement...
  11. ncbi request reprint Community mental health services and the prevalence of severe mental illness in local jails: are they related?
    W H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 27:371-82. 2000
    ..These findings suggest that community-based mental health services by themselves do not affect the prevalence of mental illness in jail...
  12. ncbi request reprint From case management to court clinic: examining forensic system involvement of persons with severe mental illness
    W H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 2:41-9. 2000
    ..These data indicate that demographic characteristics, substance abuse, and lack of insurance are potential risk factors for forensic and, by inference, criminal justice system involvement among persons with mental illness...
  13. ncbi request reprint Insurance status and length of stay for involuntarily hospitalized patients
    W H Fisher
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 28:334-46. 2001
    ..The data raise concerns that warrant closer scrutiny on the part of administrators and clinicians...
  14. ncbi request reprint Use of a state inpatient forensic system under managed mental health care
    William H Fisher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:447-51. 2002
    ..The authors examined associations between Medicaid managed mental health care in Massachusetts and rates of admission to the inpatient forensic mental health service maintained by the state's mental health department...
  15. ncbi request reprint Long-stay patients in state psychiatric hospitals at the end of the 20th century
    W H Fisher
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:1051-6. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the characteristics of long-stay patients in contemporary state psychiatric hospitals and to identify factors representing possible barriers to alternative placements for these patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint Privatized Medicaid managed care in Massachusetts: disposition in child and adolescent mental health emergencies
    J Nicholson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 25:279-92. 1998
    ..Public sector agencies must lay the groundwork for comprehensive evaluation prior to the implementation of privatized Medicaid managed care initiatives...
  17. ncbi request reprint A national survey of "consumer empowerment" at the state level
    J L Geller
    University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 49:498-503. 1998
    ..A national survey was conducted to determine the extent of consumer empowerment in the public mental health system...
  18. ncbi request reprint "Titicut follow-up": successful transfer of assaultive patients from a high security facility to a less restrictive setting
    A P Brown
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 29:67-79. 2001
    ..The results of this analysis indicate that many fewer patients in this group of primarily chronic schizophrenic men required a secure facility upon their return than was previously assumed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Arrests of adolescent clients of a public mental health system during adolescence and young adulthood
    Maryann Davis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1454-60. 2007
    ..This study examined the relationship of age and gender with risk of arrest among adolescents and young adults who were intensive adolescent users of public mental health services...
  20. ncbi request reprint Integrating the criminal justice system into mental health service delivery: the worcester diversion experience
    Albert J Grudzinskas
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Behav Sci Law 23:277-93. 2005
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Involuntary outpatient treatment as "desintitutionalized coercion": the net-widening concerns
    Jeffrey L Geller
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States
    Int J Law Psychiatry 29:551-62. 2006
    ..We found that net-widening did not occur, despite an environment strongly conducive to that expansion. At this time, whatever the arguments against IOT might be, net-widening should not be one of them...
  22. pmc Justice system involvement into young adulthood: comparison of adolescent girls in the public mental health system and in the general population
    Maryann Davis
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:234-6. 2009
    ..Our results strongly argue for cooperation between the public mental health and justice systems to provide mental health and offender rehabilitation in their shared population...
  23. ncbi request reprint Forensic mental illness and other policy misadventures. Commentary on "extending assertive community treatment to criminal justice settings: origins, current evidence, and future directions"
    William H Fisher
    Public Sector Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Community Ment Health J 43:545-8. 2007
  24. pmc Prevalence, severity, and co-occurrence of chronic physical health problems of persons with serious mental illness
    Danson R Jones
    McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478 9106, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:1250-7. 2004
    ..This study examined Medicaid claims forms to determine the prevalence, severity, and co-occurrence of physical illness within a representative sample of persons with serious mental illness (N=147)...

Research Grants3

  1. Modeling CJ Involvemment Among PMI
    William Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....