PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2017
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008
BA, University of Baltimore, 2006
I am a public health researcher whose work seeks to improve mental health outcomes among vulnerable populations, especially youth with a developmental disability. At present, I am engaging in three major lines of work: 1) advancing efficient and effective methods to improve college student wellbeing; 2) understanding the phenomenology, epidemiology, and treatment of mental health crises; and 3) accelerating measurement-based care through the use of health information systems and emerging technologies.
Honors and Awards
2018 NIMH CHIPS Fellow
2016 Morton Kramer Award for Excellence in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, JHBSPH
2015 Wendy Klag Scholar, JHBSPH
2015 NIMH New Investigators Workshop, Selected Invitee
2013 NIMH Children Services Training Pre-doctoral Fellow, JHBSPH
- Kalb, L., Hagopian, L., Gross, A., & Vasa, R. (2018) Psychometric Characteristics of the Mental Health Crisis Assessment Scale in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (Epub; doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12748).
- Kalb, L., Stuart, E., Mandell, D., Olfson, M., & Vasa, R. (2018) Management of Mental Health Crises among Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder: A National Survey of Child Psychiatrists. Psychiatric Services (Epub; doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201600332).
- Kalb, L., Stuart, E., Vasa, R. (2018). Characteristics of Psychiatric Emergency Department Use among Privately Insured Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism. Epub, doi: 10.1177/1362361317749951
- Kalb, L., Stapp, E., Ballard, E., Holingue, C., Keefer, A., & Riley, A. (2019). Trends in Psychiatric Emergency Department Visits among Youth and Young Adults in the US. Pediatrics. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2018-2192
- Kalb, L., Stuart, E., Freedman, B., Zablotsky, B., & Vasa, R. (2012). Psychiatric-related Emergency Department Visits among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Pediatric Emergency Care 28 (12), 1269-1276