Specialty Areas: Mental Health Services, Psychiatric Epidemiology, Child Welfare, Implementation Research
Sarah McCue Horwitz, PhD, is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center and a faculty member in the IDEAS Center. Dr. Horwitz's research interests are focused on the interplay between formal care giving systems (e.g., medical, mental health, child welfare) and the vulnerable young populations that they serve. She has developed methods, models and intervention strategies to improve the implementation of evidence-based practices in usual care settings. Dr. Horwitz currently focuses on the mental health problems and service use of young children investigated by US child welfare agencies, the prognostic importance of early signs of psychopathology and the role treatment plays in symptom evolution, interventions to alleviate maternal depression and anxiety and factors that influence agencies’ decisions to adopt evidence-based practices.
Dr. Horwitz received her AB in Psychology from Albright College, her MA in Psychology from Temple University and her PhD in Epidemiology and Health Services from Yale University. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Services and Systems Research at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.
Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Horwitz was a Professor of Pediatrics and the Centers for Health Policy and Primary Care and Outcomes Research, as well as the Associate Director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention, at Stanford University. Prior to her appointment at Stanford University, she was a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University and an Associate Professor of Public Health and the Child Study Center at Yale University where she also served as the Head of the Division of Health Policy and Administration.
Dr. Horwitz is the Associate Editor of Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, a member of the Academic Pediatric Association and the American Pediatric Society. She is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles, a Principal Investigator of a NIMH-funded R34 evaluating a psychosocial intervention for mothers of preterm infants and the Principal Investigator on a number of subcontracts.