Alisa K. Lincoln, MPH, PhD

Alisa LincolnDr. Alisa K. Lincoln joined the IUHRP as an Associate Director, where she oversees the development of a Mental Health Research Program. She has been actively involved in conducting public mental health research for more than a decade and has received more than four million dollars in federal research funds. Dr. Lincoln completed an NIMH pre-doctoral Fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology, and was an NIMH-funded Public Academic Liaison (PAL) Fellow through the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) training grant. Her training in Mental Health Services Research continued with the “Mentoring for Mental Health Services Research” NIMH R25. Dr. Lincoln’s research contributes to our knowledge about disparities in mental health and mental health care and focuses on the ways in which social factors and system level factors inter-relate to perpetuate these disparities.

Alisa K. Lincoln, MPH, PhD

Director and Professor, IUHRP
Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology
Associate Graduate Director, Sociology
Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry,
Boston University and Boston Medical Center

Phone: 617-373-3485

Selected Publications

Lincoln, A., White, A., Aldsworth, C., Johnson, P., & Strunin, L. (In press). Observing the work of an urban safety-net psychiatric emergency room: Managing the unmanageable. Sociology of Health and Illness.

Ellis, H., Lincoln, A., Charney, M., Ford-Paz, R., Benson, M., & Strunin, L. (In-press). Mental health service utilization of Somali adolescents: Religion, community, and school as gateways to healing. Transcultural Psychiatry.

Lincoln, A., Plachta-Elliot, S., & Espejo, D. (2009). Coming in, staying in: Qualitative interviews with chronically homeless, dually-diagnosed, residents of a safe haven shelter. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79(2), 236-243.

Lincoln, A., Espejo, D., Johnson, P., Paasche-Orlow, M., Webber, T., Speckman, J., & White, R. (2008). Limited literacy and psychiatric disorders: An examination of literacy among users of an urban safety-net hospital behavioral health clinic. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196(9), 687-693.

Lincoln, A. (2006). Psychiatric emergency room decision-making, social control, and the ‘Undeserving Sick’. Sociology of Health and Illness, 28(1), 54-75.
Lincoln, A., Paasche-Orlow, M., Cheng, D. et al. (2006). The impact of health literacy on depressive symptoms and mental health-related quality of life. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 21(8), 818-822.