PA) - Eri Kuno, PhD, has been appointed a Research
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry
at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
In 1987, Dr. Kuno completed her undergraduate education
at Keio University in Tokyo, where she earned her BA
in Human Science. She went on to receive her Master's
degree in Sociology from Nippon Fukushi University in
Japan; and her PhD in Social Welfare from the University
of Pennsylvania in 1996. Dr. Kuno has held research
positions at Nippon Fukushi University and the Center
for Mental Health Policy and Services Research at the
University of Pennsylvania. For several months, she
also served as a psychiatric social worker at Aichi
Prefectural Shiroyama Hospital in Japan.
Dr. Kuno's research focuses on delivery of services
to persons with serious mental illness. She is presently
studying the effect of managed care on vulnerable populations
and the consequences of state hospital closures.
Dr. Kuno is a member of the American Public Health Association.
She has been invited to lecture on many occasions. Most
recently, she spoke at the Mental Health Statistics
Conference in Washington, DC, on the subject, "Ethic
Disparities in Treatment of Schizophrenia and Neighborhood
Characteristics." Her work has been published in
numerous medical journals including the American
Journal of Psychiatry, Community Mental Health Journal,
Psychiatric Services, Schizophrenia Bulletin, and
the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.
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