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Brent Gibbons

Brent J. Gibbons

Research Public Health Analyst


PhD, Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
MPP, Economics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
BA, Philosophy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Brent Gibbons is a research public health analyst in RTI’s Behavioral Health Research Division. With more than 15 years of research experience, Dr. Gibbons provides expertise in behavioral health policy analysis, health economics, and health services research. His work focuses on issues related to insurance coverage, the organization of behavioral health systems of care, federal and state policy, and the causal impact of social and environmental determinants on behavioral health outcomes and recovery. Dr. Gibbons has extensive experience studying interventions for individuals with serious mental illness, including those covered by SSI and SSDI, as well as behavioral health service use and coordination for children and adolescents.

Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Gibbons was a Senior Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore, School of Public Health, where he was Director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. While there, he led multiple program and economic evaluations, including evaluations of outpatient behavioral health service innovations at the National University Hospital and Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Gibbons was recognized in 2015 for “Excellence in Mental Health Economics and Mental Health Services Research” by the International Center for Mental Health Policy and Economics. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals such as Psychiatric Services and the American Journal of Public Health.

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