Bradley Stein is director of the NIH funded RAND Opioid Policy Center and a senior physician policy researcher at RAND, and an adjunct associate professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. A health services and policy researcher and practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist, Stein's research focuses on better understanding and improving care for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders in community settings. Stein has worked extensively in recent years examining the effects of state policies and community characteristics on outcomes related to the opioid crisis, including treatment, prevention, and harm reduction. He has also worked in the area of school mental health, developing, evaluating, implementing, and disseminating a school-based intervention for students exposed to trauma and violence as well as a school-based suicide intervention program’s implementation. In addition, he has examined the mental health and substance abuse care of a broad range of Medicaid enrollees, including individuals with depression, children with ADHD, children with autism, children receiving psychotropic medications, and individuals with opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders. Stein previously served as the senior director of Research, Evaluation, and Outcomes at Community Care Behavioral Health, a large non-profit managed behavioral health organization. He is a previous standing member of the NIMH Services Study Section and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services. Stein received his M.D. and M.P.H. from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. from Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Leslie DL, Iskandarani K, Dick AW, Mandell DS, Yu H, Velott D, Agbese E, Stein BD, "The effects of Medicaid home and community-based services waivers significantly reduce unmet needs among children with autism spectrum disorder," Medical Care, 2017
Sontag-Padilla L, Woodbridge MW, Mendelsohn J, D’Amico EJ, Chan Osilla K, Jaycox LH, Eberhart NK, Burnam MA, Stein BD., "Mental Health Service Utilization among California Public College and University Students: Who Accesses Resources and Who Doesn’t?" Psychiatric Services, 2016 (forthcoming)
Stein BD, Sorbero M, Dick AW, Pacula RL, Burns RM, Gordon AJ, "Physician capacity to treat opioid use disorder with buprenorphine-assisted treatment," JAMA, 2016
Burns RM, Pacula RL, Bauhoff S, Gordon AJ, Hendrikson H, Leslie DL, Stein BD., "Policies Related to Opioid Agonist Therapy for Opioid Use Disorders: The Evolution of State Policies from 2004 to 2013.," Substance Abuse, 37(1), 2016
Dick AS, Pacula RL, Gordon AJ, Sorbero M, Burns RM, Leslie DL, Stein BD., "Growth in Buprenorphine Waivers For Physicians Increased Potential Access To Opioid Agonist Treatment, 2002-11.," Health Affairs, 34(6), 2015
Stein BD, Pacula RL, Gordon AL, Burns RM, Leslie DL, Sorbero M, Bauhoff S, Mandell T, Dick AW., "Where is Buprenorphine Dispensed? The Role of Private Offices, Opioid Treatment Programs, and Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities in Urban and Rural Counties.," Millbank Quarterly, 93(9), 2015