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Marvin Stanley Swartz, MD

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division: 
Social and Community Psychiatry
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Office: 238 Civitan Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3173 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

My major research interest is in examining the effectiveness of services for severely mentally ill individuals, including factors that improve or impede good outcomes. Current research includes: the effectiveness of involuntary outpatient commitment, psychiatric advance directives, criminal justice outcomes for persons with mental illnesses, violence and mental illness and antipsychotic medications.

I also served as member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment. In this and related work we are examining the role legal tools such as Psychiatric Advance Directives may play in improving outcomes for persons with severe mental illness. In this regard, I served as Co-PI with Jeffrey Swanson of a NIMH study examining the effectiveness of Psychiatric Advance Directives and a MacArthur Foundation grant supporting their dissemination. We are also evaluating New York's Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program (Kendra's Law) and estimating the cost of criminal justice involvement in severely mentally ill individuals.

I am also involved in clinical trials in schizophrenia and served as Co-PI of the NIMH funded Clinical Antipsychotics Trials of Intervention Effectiveness study investigating the role of antipsychotics in treatment outcomes in schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Education and Training

  • M.D., Tufts University, 1980

Selected Grants

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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Goldman, Matthew L., Benjamin G. Druss, Marcela Horvitz-Lennon, Grayson S. Norquist, Kristin Kroeger Ptakowski, Amy Brinkley, Miranda Greiner, et al. “Mental Health Policy in the Era of COVID-19.” Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.), June 10, 2020, appips202000219. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.202000219.

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Nakonezny, Paul A., Janet C. Lindow, T Scott Stroup, Joseph P. McEvoy, Marvin S. Swartz, Robert A. Rosenheck, and Matthew J. Byerly. “A single assessment with the Brief Adherence Rating Scale (BARS) discriminates responders to long-acting injectable antipsychotic treatment in patients with schizophrenia.” Schizophr Res 220 (June 2020): 92–97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2020.03.053.

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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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Stroup, T Scott, Natalie A. Bareis, Robert A. Rosenheck, Marvin S. Swartz, and Joseph P. McEvoy. “Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects of Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic Medications.” J Clin Psychiatry 80, no. 1 (November 27, 2018). https://doi.org/10.4088/JCP.18m12109.

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Cripps, Stephanie N., and Marvin S. Swartz. “Update on Assisted Outpatient Treatment.” Curr Psychiatry Rep 20, no. 12 (October 13, 2018): 112. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-018-0982-z.

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Mannelli, Paolo, Marvin Swartz, and Li-Tzy Wu. “Withdrawal severity and early response to treatment in the outpatient transition from opioid use to extended release naltrexone.” Am J Addict 27, no. 6 (September 2018): 471–76. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajad.12763.

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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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Wu, Li-Tzy, Udi E. Ghitza, He Zhu, Susan Spratt, Marvin Swartz, and Paolo Mannelli. “Substance use disorders and medical comorbidities among high-need, high-risk patients with diabetes.” Drug Alcohol Depend 186 (May 1, 2018): 86–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.01.008.

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