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David Shern, Ph.D., founded the National Center for the Study of Issues in Public Mental Health, a National Institute of Mental Health-funded services research center. He just recently stepped down from leading Mental Health America, after serving as President and CEO since 2006. Shern serves on the boards of National Health Council, Campaign for Mental Health Reform and on the National Advisory Committee for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.


Comparative Effectiveness Research: David Shern, Past President and CEO of Mental Health America

David Shern | December 12, 2012
When we started focusing on CER, the big concern was the head-to-head trials of drugs and devices and the naive application of their findings to insurance reimbursement policies. Our ultimate fear was that access to medications would be restricted.