This position is supported by a five-year NIMH grant that
seeks to reduce the Duration of Untreated Psychosis (DUP) in
a defined geographic catchment of four towns in southern
Connecticut. The intervention will involve the use of 1) a
social marketing campaign; 2) education of area
professionals; and 3) coordination to ensure rapid entry
into an established first-episode psychosis service (STEP or
the clinic for Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis).
The ED specialist will be most closely involved with
developing the media campaign in the first year and will
subsequently have primary responsibility for all assessments
at baseline and during one year follow-up of all patients
recruited during the first four years of the grant. Other
tasks will include database management and participation in
the analysis and dissemination of results.