Cynthia Zubritsky, PhD

Cynthia Zubritsky, PhD
Senior Fellow

Director of Policy Research at Center for Mental Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Public Health Interests

Behavioral Health

Current Public-Health Related Activities

Dr. Zubritsky's research, teaching and clinical efforts reflect her longstanding career interest in the design and implementation of systems to provide services to individuals with medical and psychiatric comorbidities, with an emphasis on behavioral health care in large scale settings. She has extensive experience in management and organizational issues in behavioral healthcare systems, including integrated systems design, outcome measurement, quality assurance measurement, evaluation, and policy design. Dr. Zubritsky’s current research includes studying the effectiveness of a state system redesign for aging and mental health services in multiple states in response to an Olmstead consent decree, the redesign of a state Human Services System to develop Person Centered Care across four disability groups, the design and implementation of a joint corrections and substance abuse effort to divert individuals from incarceration, and the design of a system to divert youth from residential treatment settings.