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Linda A Teplin

Linda A Teplin, PhD

Owen L. Coon Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medicine-Infectious Diseases


Abbott Hall Suite 900
710 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60611

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HIV Infection; Health Disparities; Mental Health; Mental Health Service Utilization; Public Health; Public Policy; Social science; Substance Use Disorders

Description of Interests

Dr. Linda A. Teplin is the Director of the Health Disparities and Public Policy Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is the Primary Investigator for the Northwestern Project, the first large-scale longitudinal study of mental health needs and outcomes of delinquent youth after detention. For nearly two decades, the Northwestern Project has tracked and re-interviewed nearly 2000 participants, first recruited when they entered the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention center when they were ages 10-18 years. The Northwestern Project assesses a broad range of outcomes, including psychiatric disorders, trajectories of substance abuse, patterns of service utilization, violence, HIV/AIDS, and death rates.

Professional Education

PhD: Northwestern University, Sociology (1975)

Most Recent Publications

Lansing AE, Washburn JJ, Abram KM, Thomas UC, Welty LJ, Teplin LA.
Journal of Correctional Health Care. 2014 Jan;20(1):18-30.doi:10.1177/1078345813505450.
ISSN: 10783458

Teplin LA, Welty LJ, Abram KM, Dulcan MK, Washburn JJ.
Archives of General Psychiatry. 2012 Oct;69(10):1031-1043.doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.2062.
PMID: 23026953   PMCID: PMC3737771   ISSN: 0003990X

King DC, Abram KM, Romero EG, Washburn JJ, Welty LJ, Teplin LA.
Psychiatric Services. 2011 Dec;62(12):1430-1438.
PMID: 22193789   PMCID: PMC3742320   ISSN: 10752730

Teplin LA, Abram KM, McClelland GM, Mericle AA, Dulcan MK, Washburn JJ.
Perspectives on Juvenile Offenders. 2010 Jan;157-192.

Selected Books and Book Chapters

Washburn J, Teplin L, Abram K. Northwestern Juvenile Project. In: Jamieson A, Moenssens A, editors. 2009. Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 1877-1883.

Teplin L, Abram K, McClelland G, Dulcan M, Mericle A. Psychiatric Disorders in Youth in Juvenile Detention. In: Roesch R, McLaclan K, editors. 2008. Clinical Forensic Psychology and Law. Hampshire, UK: Ashgate

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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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