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Steinwachs, Donald M., Ph.D.

Chair, Dept of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Main Office Address

Hampton House 484
The Johns Hopkins University
624 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone: 410-955-3625
Fax: 410-614-9152


Off Campus Address

1 Hickory Knoll Court
Lutherville, MD 21093

Administrative Assistant

Ethel Poplovski

Education and Government Service



University of Arizona



University of Arizona



Johns Hopkins University


Military Service

U.S. Army

Professional Interests

Research interests concern quality of care and patient outcomes for persons with severe mental illnesses.  Research has documented poor evidence-based quality for schizophrenia and current research is seeking to test interventions to improve conformity to evidence-based practices.

Selected Publications

Steinwachs DM, Wu AW, Skinner EA:  How will outcomes management work?  Health Affairs, DataWatch, Fall 1994, Vol. 13, pp. 153-162.

Lehman AF, Steinwachs DM: Translating research into practice: the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) treatment recommendations.  Schizophr Bull 1998; 24(1):1-10.

Lehman AF, Steinwachs DM: Patterns of Usual Care for Schizophrenia: Initial Results from the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) Client Survey.  Schizophr Bull 1998; 24(1):11-20. 

Chien CF, Steinwachs DM, Lehman A, Fahey M, Skinner EA.  Provider continuity and outcomes of care for persons with schizophrenia.  Mental Health Services Research 2000; 2(4):201-211.

Lehman AF, Kreyenbuhl H, Buchanan RW, Dickerson FB, Dixon LB, Goldberg R, Green-Paden LD, Tenhula WN, Boerescu D, Tek C, Sandson N, Steinwachs DM.  The Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT): Updated Treatment Recommendations 2004. Schizophrenia Bulletin, May 2004, in press.