The Temple University Collaborative researchers focus first on the meaning and importance of community inclusion to the lives of those with serious psychiatric disabilities.



In addition to the research activities supported by the NIDILRR RRTC grant program, the Temple University Collaborative undertakes other significant research with the support of other government and philanthropic grant support, all of it closely tied to our focus on community inclusion for individuals with mental illnesses

Current Research

Pfeiffer, B., Snethen, G., & Salzer, M. An interdisciplinary RRTC on Home and Community Based Services Outcome Measurement, primary site: University of Minnesota. Funder: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Temple subaward 90RT5039. [October 2015-September 2020]

Salzer and Brusilovskiy, Principal Investigators. Identifying enabling environments affecting adults with psychiatric disabilities. National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (90IF0065-01-00; $600,000; 10/1/14 –9/30/17).

Snethen, G. Supporting Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities to Access Bikeshare: A Pilot Study. [Summer-Fall 2017]

Past Research

Snethen and Salzer, Co-Principal Investigators. Increasing Community Participation in Adults with Schizophrenia. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (Snethen, Lead P.I.; $590,000; 10/1/13 – 9/30/16).

Salzer, Principal Investigator. Inhibitory effects of verbal violence on community participation among adults with serious mental illnesses: An exploratory study. Temple University CHPSW Dean’s Incentive Grant. ($5000; 6/1/13 – 5/31/14).

Corrigan, Davidson, Salzer, Co-Principal Investigators. Developing Center on Interventions and Services Research — Adherence and Empowerment: Service Participation and Meaningful Outcomes. National Institute on Mental Health (Corrigan, Lead P.I.; 1 P20 MH085981-01; $6,637,207; 9/9/09 – 8/31/14).

Salzer, Principal Investigator. Recruitment, Retention, and Quality Intervention Research for the Entry-Level Behavioral Health Workforce: A Pilot Study. Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania ($17,500; 7/1/08 – 12/31/09).

Salzer, Principal Investigator. Internet Peer Support for Women with Breast Cancer. National Cancer Institute (1R21CA098888-01A1; $290,000; 4/1/04 – 3/31/07).

Hadley, Rothbard, and Salzer, Co-Principal Investigators. Reducing disparities in mental health services for severely mentally ill African-Americans. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Tobacco Relief Fund (Hadley and Rothbard, Lead PIs; $3,600,000; 3/1/03 – 2/28/07).

Salzer, Co-Investigator. Multisite Study of Self-Directed Care for People with Serious Mental Illness. National Institute of Mental Health (Cook, P.I.; 1R34MH101364-01A1; $700,000; 7/1/14 – 6/30/17).

Salzer, Investigator. Mental IIlness Research, Education, and Clinical Center on Co-Occurring Disorders.  Veterans Administration (Oslin & Haas, 2008-2013).

Salzer, Investigator. Advanced Center for the Study of the Intersection Between Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems.  Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and based at Rutgers University (Wolff, P.I., P30 MH079920, $7,985,460; 9/30/08 – 9/29/13).

Snethen, G. Bikeshare Interest Survey of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, Temple University Sabbatical. [Spring 2016]

Snethen, G.  Development and Feasibility of an Internet Obesity Prevention and Weight Reduction Intervention for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, Dean’s Incentive Grant. Funder: Temple University College of Public Health [January 2013-December 2013]

Snethen, G. (Co-PI), Salzer, M. (Co-PI), Brusilovskiy, E. (Co-PI). Increasing Community Participation in Adults with Schizophrenia. Funder: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), 90IF0086-02-00 [October 2013- March 2017]

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