Marvin S. Swartz, M.D.
Marvin S. Swartz, M.D., is a professor and head of the Division of Social and Community Psychiatry, who also serves as director of the Duke AHEC Program and director of the National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives. Dr. Swartz has been extensively involved in research and policy issues related to the organization and care of mentally ill individuals at the state and national level. He was a network member in the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment, examining use of legal tools to promote recovery behavioral health treatment. He co-led a North Carolina study examining the effectiveness of Psychiatric Advance Directives and the NIMH funded Clinical Anti-psychotics Trials of Intervention Effectiveness study. He is currently a co-investigator of a study of the cost of criminal justice involvement of mentally ill individuals and the effectiveness of gun laws in reducing gun related deaths.
Dr. Swartz was the recipient of the 2011 American Public Health Association’s Carl Taube Award and the 2012 American Psychiatric Association’s Senior Scholar, Health Services Research Award for career contributions to behavioral health services research.