Phyllis Solomon, PhD

Phyllis Solomon, PhD
CPHI Senior Fellow

Title: Professor, Kenneth L. Pray Chair Professor in Social Policy & Practice and Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Policy & Practice

Public Health Interests:

Commitment to the understanding and improvement of public mental health system and quality of care for those served by the system

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Phyllis Solomon, Ph.D. is Professor of Social Work, Kenneth L. Pray Chair in Social Policy & Practice and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Social Policy & Practice, Professor of Social Work in Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine, and Senior Fellow at the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania.  She has been conducting research and evaluations of services and service intervention for persons with severe mental illness and their families as well as studying public mental health service delivery systems and their interactions with other public service systems, e.g., criminal justice and child welfare for over 40 years.  Her work has also focused on peer provided services and written on this topic and the process of recovery extensively.  She is the recipient of a number of awards from a variety of organizations, including NASW, Society of social Work & Research (SSWR), Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Association of Community Psychiatrists and the doctoral student mentoring award from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and a fellow of SSWR. In 2015 she delivered the Annual Sidney Ball memorial Lecture at Oxford University. She has been awarded a number of grants from such agencies as NIMH, SAMHSA, and foundations such as the Robert Wood Johnson. She has published 6 co-authored books, 36 book chapters, and 182 peer reviewed journal articles and 7 invited articles.

Select Publications:

Solomon, P., Cavanaugh, M. (2015). Randomized Controlled Trials for Psychosocial Interventions. In Guest, G. (ed.) Public Health Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications, 483-507.

Labrum, T. & Solomon, P. (2017) Rates of victimization of violence committed by relatives with psychiatric disorders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 32(9), 2955-2974.

Cullen, S., Solomon, P., Marcus, S., Rubin, D. (2016). Relationship between maternal psychotic disorders and pediatric health care guideline adherence. Journal of Society of Social Work & Research, 7(2), 315-344.

Petros, R., Solomon, P. (2015) Reviewing Illness Self-Management Programs: A Selection Guide for Consumers, Practitioners, and Administrators. Psychiatric Services, 66 (11), 1180-1193.