The center is directed by leading researchers with expertise in community inclusion and participation in partnership with individuals who have lived experience with serious mental health issues, policymakers, and providers. The Temple University Collaborative seeks to:
obstacles that prevent people with psychiatric disabilities from fully participating in their communities.
the services and support consumers and communities need to promote full integration into all aspects of community life.
the range of opportunities for people who have psychiatric disabilities to participate in their communities as active, equal members.
Mark Salzer, PhD
Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University and the Principal Investigator and Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities.
Richard Baron, MA
Director Knowledge Translation
Focuses his current work on the knowledge translation activities of the Temple University Collaborative, including delivery of training, technical assistance, and consultation services to provider agencies, consumer groups, advocacy associations, and county and state mental health authorities.
Gretchen Snethen, PhD
Assistant director for the Temple University Collaborative and an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. Her research focus is on using community-based recreation to increase community participation.
Eugene Brusilovskiy, MUSA
Director - Data Analytics, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University. Director - Laboratory on Geography, Mobility and Disability, Temple University
Eugene’s research focuses on how various environmental factors are associated with community participation.
Liz Thomas, PhD.
Liz is a research scientist with the Collaborative. Her research interests include early intervention in psychosis and implementation and outcomes related to peer support services.
Amber O’Shea, PhD.
Amber works with existing data sets to prepare findings for publication and writes proposals for external grant funding. Amber’s research primarily focuses on promoting participation and well-being in college students with psychiatric disabilities.
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist working directly with consumers enrolled in the ICAN research study.
Supported Ed Interventionist
Paige’s primary role is the supported education specialist in the long-distance supported education study. She’s also the social media coordinator managing our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and developing newsletters
Professor at Temple University. His primary work interests are rehabilitation, empowerment and recovery oriented services for people involved with the justice system who also live with behavioral health concerns.
Research Associate for the Temple University Collaborative. Her research focus is on parenting with mental health challenges and issues that mental health professionals with lived experience face in the workplace.
Bill Burns-Lynch, MA, LPC
Joined the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion to coordinate efforts to develop a nationally available continuing education training curriculum for mental health direct service providers.
Katy Kaplan, PhD
Investigator working with the Temple University Collaborative and also serves as the Director of Human Services and Special Initiatives for Philadelphia Councilman-At-Large Dennis O’Brien.
Stephany oversees several research projects and is involved with subject recruitment, data collection, website maintenance, social media content editing, and supervision of research assistants.
Research assistant with the Temple University Collaborative. In addition to data entry and validation, she will be conducting interviews for several studies, including the GIS SEM project.
Specializes in researching methods of data analysis and applications of data management, analysis, and interpretation.
David works on subject recruitment, data collection, data entry, and retention for multiple research projects. He also works on the Temple University Collaborative website as well as digital and social media marketing content.
As the newest member of the team, Malik works on the Just Relations project, including data entry and data collection. He will be conducting interviews with participants and looks forward to working on additional research projects
Becky is a neuroscience and economics double major and student worker/ part-time research assistant at the Temple University Collaborative. She helps out with subject recruitment, data entry, social media and data collection. Becky is interested in public policy, civic engagement, cognition and behavioral economics