- 30200 Research and Evaluation
Associate, Division of Health and Environment, Abt Associates
Research Manager, Smart Decarceration Project, SSA
Senior Manager, Behavioral Health Integration, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
Program Analyst, National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Senior Project Director, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Fields of Special Interest
Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
Housing and Homelessness
Publications or presentations (last 3 years)
Bocanegra, K., Epperson, M.W., & Sawh, L. (under journal review). How Social Capacity Can Address Behavioral Health Needs and Reduce Criminal Justice Involvement: An Exploratory Study.
Epperson, M.W., McHarris, M., Ulrich, B., & Sawh, L. (Under Review). The Box in Social Work Education: Prevalence and Correlates of Criminal History Questions on MSW Applications.
Epperson, M.W., Sawh, L., & Sarantakos, S.P. (2020). Building a Therapeutic Relationship Between Probation Officers and Probationers with Serious Mental Illnesses. CNS Spectrums, epub ahead of print.
Smelson, D., Farquhar, I., Fisher, W., Pressman, K., Pinals, D.A., Samek, B., Duffy, M.K., & Sawh, L. (2019). Integrating a Co-occurring Disorders Intervention in Drug Courts: An Open Pilot Trial. Community Mental Health Journal, 55(2), 222-231.
Sawh, L. & Epperson, M.W. (2019, March). Comparing the Effectiveness of Three Court-based Approaches for Supervising Probationers with Serious Mental Illnesses. Paper presented at the 56th annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, MD.
Epperson, M.W., Pettus-Davis, C., Grier, A., & Sawh, L. (2018). Promote Smart Decarceration. In: R. Fong, J. Lubben, R. Barth (Eds.) Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society (pp 181-203). New York: Oxford University Press.
Sawh, L. & Epperson, M.W. (2018, November). Effects of Specialized Mental Health Probation: Program Completion and Recidivism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia.
Sawh, L. & Smelson, D. (2017). Outreach and engagement for clients experiencing co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. In: W. O'Donohue, L. James, C. Snipes (Eds.) Practical Strategies and Tools to Promote Treatment Engagement (pp 133-150). New York: Springer.