Linda K. Frisman, PhD

Research Professor, School of Social Work (Affiliate)

Senior Research Scientist, CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Research Overview

Dr. Frisman is Research Professor of Social Work and Senior Research Scientist at the CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services. She was a NIMH pre-doctoral fellow in mental health economics at the Heller School of Brandeis University, and a post-doctoral fellow in mental health services research at Yale University. Dr. Frisman conducts behavioral health services research focusing on public systems of care. She has led several federally funded studies testing interventions that address homelessness, co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and criminal justice populations with behavioral health disorders. She was the Principal Investigator of the Connecticut Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies Center, funded by NIDA, and Co-PI of the NIMH-funded study Community Re-entry of Persons with Severe Mental Illness Released from State Prisons. Dr. Frisman has expertise in cost-effectiveness methods, program evaluation, policy evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based practices.


BA, University of Connecticut, Psychology.
MA, University of New Haven, Community Psychology
PhD, Heller School, Brandeis University, Social Policy (NIMH Trainee, Economics & Mental Health)
NIMH Post-doctoral trainee, Yale University, Mental Health Services Research

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressCT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
MS #14 RSD
410 Capitol Avenue
PO Box 341431
Hartford, CT 06134