Program Staff Publications

First Author (By Year of Publication)

  • Ma, J., Sahasranaman, V., Kirby, R.S., Boaz, T. (2020). Adverse neonatal outcomes associated with maternal severe mental health diagnoses and opioid use. Journal of Perinatology, doi: 10.1038/s41372-020-0759-1
  • Constantine, R.J., Andel, R., McPherson, M., Tandon, R. (2017). Is the risk of antipsychotic polypharmacy discontinuation dependent on the agents used? Psychiatry Research, doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.09.050
  • Lee, B.S., McIntyre, R.S., Gentle, J.E., Park, N.S., Chiriboga, D.A., Lee, Y., Singh, S., McPherson, M. (2017). A computational algorithm for personalized medicine in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.05.001
  • Lee, B.S, McPherson, M., Tandon, R., Singh, S., Jones, M.E., Becker, E.R. (2016). Trends and Intervention Results for Unusual Antipsychotic Polypharmacy Prescribing Patterns for Florida Adult and Child Medicaid Population: 2007-2013. Journal of Health Care Finance, 42(4), 1-22.
  • Constantine, R.J., Andel, R., McPherson, M., Tandon, R. (2015) The risks and benefits of switching patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder from two to one antipsychotic medication: A randomized controlled trial. Schizophrenia Research, 166, 194-200.
  • Constantine, R., Bengtson, M. A., Murphy, T., McPherson, M., Andel, R., Jones, M. E., & Donaldson-Guenther, C. (2012). Impact of the Florida Medicaid Prior-Authorization Program on Use of Antipsychotics by Children Under Age Six. Psychiatric Services, 63(12), 1257-1260.
  • Constantine, R. J., McPherson, M. A., Jones, M. E., Tandon, R., & Becker, E. R. (2012). Improving Psychotherapeutic Medication Prescribing in Florida: Implementation of the Florida Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program (MDTMP). Community Mental Health Journal, 1-12.
  • Constantine, R. J., Tandon, R., McPherson, M., & Andel, R. (2011). Early diagnoses and psychotherapeutic medication treatment experiences of a cohort of children under 6 years old who received antipsychotic treatment in Florida’s Medicaid program. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 21(1), 79-84.
  • Constantine, R. J., Jentz, S., Bengtson, M., McPherson, M., Andel, R., & Jones, M. B. (2011). Exposure to antipsychotic medications over a 4-year period among children who initiated antipsychotic treatment before their sixth birthday. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 21(2), 152-160.
  • Constantine, R. J., Robst, J., Andel, R., & Teague, G. (2011). The impact of mental health services on arrests of offenders with a serious mental illness. Law and Human Behavior, 36, 170-176.
  • Constantine, R. J., Boaz, T., & Tandon, R. (2010). Antipsychotic polypharmacy in the treatment of children and adolescents in the fee-for-service component of a large state medicaid program. Clinical Therapeutics, 32(5), 949-959.
  • Constantine, R. J., Petrila, J., Andel, R., Givens, E. M., Becker, M., Robst, J., & Howe, A. (2010). Arrest trajectories of adult offenders with a serious mental illness. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 16(4), 319.
  • Constantine, R., Andel, R., Petrila, J., Becker, M., Robst, J., Teague, G., & Howe, A. (2010). Characteristics and experiences of adults with a serious mental illness who were involved in the criminal justice system. Psychiatric Services, 61(5), 451-457.
  • Constantine, R. J., Robst, R., & Howe, A. (2010). PMH 22 The impact of outpatient mental health services on re-arrests among groups of individuals with a serious mental illness in two urban counties, on in Florida and one in Texas. Value in Health, 13(3), A108.
  • Constantine, R. J., Andel, R., & Tandon, R. (2010). Trends in adult antipsychotic polypharmacy: Progress and challenges in Florida’s Medicaid program. Community Mental Health Journal, 46(6), 523-530.
  • Constantine, R., & Tandon, R. (2008). Changing trends in pediatric antipsychotic use in Florida’s Medicaid program. Psychiatric Services, 59(10), 1162-1168.


  • Gilman, M., Becker, E.R., McPherson, M., Lee, B.S., Singh, S. (2018). The Prescribing of Potentially Dangerous Drug Combinations Involving Antipsychotics within US Physician Offices. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 14, 780-786.
  • Gilman, M., Becker, E.R., McPherson, M., Lee, B.S., Singh, S. (2018). The Performance of Florida Medicaid Health Plans on Follow-Up after Hospitalization for Mental Illness in 2014. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 13, 670-675.
  • McIntyre, R.S., Suppes, T., Tandon, R., Ostacher, M.J. (2017). Florida best practice psychotherapeutic medication guidelines for adults with major depressive disorder. J Clin Psychiatry; 78(6): 703-713.
  • Wei, Y., Liu, X., Rao, N., McPherson, M., Jones, M., Bussing, R., Winterstein, A.G. (2017). Physical health outcomes in preschoolers with prior authorization for antipsychotics. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, doi: 10.1089/cap.2017.0006
  • Ostacher, M.J., Tandon, R., & Suppes, T. (2015). Florida best practice psychotherapeutic medication guidelines for adults with bipolar disorder: A novel, practical, patient-centered guide for clinicians. J Clin Psychiatry, e1-e7.
  • Becker, E.R., Constantine, R.J., McPherson, M., Jones, M.E. (2013). Antipsychotic Polypharmacy Prescribing Patterns and Costs in the Florida Adult and Child Medicaid Populations. Journal of Health Care Finance, 40(1), 41-67.
  • Becker, M. A., Andel, R., Boaz, T., & Constantine, R. (2011). Gender Differences and Risk of Arrest Among Offenders with Serious Mental Illness. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 38(1), 16-28.
  • Boaz, T. L., Constantine, R. J., Robst, J., Becker, M. A., & Howe, A. M. (2011). Risperidone long-acting therapy prescribing patterns and their impact on early discontinuation of treatment in a large Medicaid population. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 72(8), 1079.
  • Robst, J. M., Constantine, R., & Petrila, J. (2011). Association of Involuntary Psychiatric Examination With Probability of Arrest of People With Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatric Services, 62(9), 1060-1065.
  • Robst, J., Constantine, R., Andel, R., Boaz, T., & Howe, A. (2011). Factors related to criminal justice expenditure trajectories for adults with serious mental illness. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 21(5), 350-362.
  • Petrila, J., Andel, R., Constantine, R., & Robst, J. (2010). Public Expenditures Related to the Criminal Justice System and to Services for Arrestees With a Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatric Services, 61(5), 516-519.
  • Petrila, J., Constantine, R. J., Andel, R., & Robst, J. (2010). Publicly funded criminal justice and service-related expenditures of arrestees with a serious mental illness in a large urban county in Florida. Psychiatric Services, 61, 516-1035.
  • Robst, J., Constantine, R., Boaz, T., Andel, R., Teague, G., Becker, M., & Howe, A. (2010). Short-Term Impact of Preferred Drug List Changes on Health Care Use and Medicaid Costs: Injectable Risperidone. Psychiatric Services, 61(9), 937-939.

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