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Allison Gilbert Robertson, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Division: 
Social and Community Psychiatry
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Office: Brightleaf Square, Ste 23E, Durham, NC 27701
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3071 Med Ctr., Durham, NC 27710

Research interests include mental health and substance abuse services and policy; links between mental illness, substance abuse and criminal justice involvement; effectiveness of criminal diversion and prison re-entry programs for adults with serious mental illness; and other legal and policy mechanism as mental health interventions.

Education and Training

  • NRSA T32 Mental Health Services and Systems Research Training Program, Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, 2009 - 2012
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2009
  • M.P.H., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002

Publications

Robertson, Allison G., Michele M. Easter, Hsiu-Ju Lin, Dalia Khoury, Joshua Pierce, Jeffrey Swanson, and Marvin Swartz. “Gender-specific participation and outcomes among jail diversion clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.” J Subst Abuse Treat 115 (August 2020): 108035. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2020.108035.

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Gertner, Alex K., Allison G. Robertson, Byron J. Powell, Hendree Jones, Pam Silberman, and Marisa Elena Domino. “Primary Care Providers And Specialists Deliver Comparable Buprenorphine Treatment Quality.” Health Aff (Millwood) 39, no. 8 (August 2020): 1395–1404. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2019.01559.

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Gertner, Alex K., Allison G. Robertson, Hendree Jones, Byron J. Powell, Pam Silberman, and Marisa E. Domino. “The effect of Medicaid expansion on use of opioid agonist treatment and the role of provider capacity constraints.” Health Serv Res 55, no. 3 (June 2020): 383–92. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.13282.

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Easter, Michele M., Jeffrey W. Swanson, Allison G. Robertson, Lorna L. Moser, and Marvin S. Swartz. “Impact of psychiatric advance directive facilitation on mental health consumers: empowerment, treatment attitudes and the role of peer support specialists.” J Ment Health, February 4, 2020, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2020.1714008.

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Robertson, Allison G., and Marvin S. Swartz. “Thinking Carefully About Marijuana Legalization: Public Health Considerations for State Policy Makers.” Psychiatr Serv 70, no. 7 (July 1, 2019): 629–30. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201900124.

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Swanson, Jeffrey W., Michele M. Easter, Kelly Alanis-Hirsch, Charles M. Belden, Michael A. Norko, Allison G. Robertson, Linda K. Frisman, Hsiu-Ju Lin, Marvin S. Swartz, and George F. Parker. “Criminal Justice and Suicide Outcomes with Indiana's Risk-Based Gun Seizure Law.” J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 47, no. 2 (June 2019): 188–97. https://doi.org/10.29158/JAAPL.003835-19.

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Robertson, Allison G., Michele M. Easter, HsiuJu Lin, Linda K. Frisman, Jeffrey W. Swanson, and Marvin S. Swartz. “Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol-Dependent Adults With Serious Mental Illness and Criminal Justice Involvement: Effects on Treatment Utilization and Outcomes.” Am J Psychiatry 175, no. 7 (July 1, 2018): 665–73. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.17060688.

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Robertson, Allison G., Michele M. Easter, Hsiu-Ju Lin, Linda K. Frisman, Jeffrey W. Swanson, and Marvin S. Swartz. “Associations between pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence and clinical and criminal justice outcomes among adults with co-occurring serious mental illness.” J Subst Abuse Treat 86 (March 2018): 17–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2017.12.003.

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Robertson, Allison G., and Marvin S. Swartz. “Extended-release naltrexone and drug treatment courts: Policy and evidence for implementing an evidence-based treatment.” J Subst Abuse Treat 85 (February 2018): 101–4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2017.02.016.

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Easter, Michele M., Jeffrey W. Swanson, Allison G. Robertson, Lorna L. Moser, and Marvin S. Swartz. “Facilitation of Psychiatric Advance Directives by Peers and Clinicians on Assertive Community Treatment Teams.” Psychiatr Serv 68, no. 7 (July 1, 2017): 717–23. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201600423.

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