Howard Goldman

University of Maryland

Howard H. Goldman (MD-MPH, Harvard University; PhD, Social Policy Research, Brandeis University) is a professor of psychiatry at University of Maryland School of Medicine. For the past decade, he has chaired the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), Standing Committee of Medical and Vocational Experts Assisting the Social Security Administration (SSA) on Disability Issues. Dr. Goldman was the senior scientific editor of the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health from 1997-1999. In 1996, he was elected to become a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), serving on its Disability Policy Panel. In 2002 he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Goldman has worked on disability and disability policy for four decades. While serving as assistant director of the NIMH (1983-1985), he worked closely with SSA revising policies for assessing individuals with mental impairments. Dr. Goldman has written extensively about this topic, including papers in the Milbank Quarterly and Health Affairs and in his book with historian Gerald Grob. In 2007, Dr. Goldman served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Medical Evaluation of Veterans for Disability Compensation. Since 2009, he has served as a consultant to a series of consensus committees of the NASEM related to various aspects of disability policy. He has participated in several demonstration studies at Westat over the past 20 years. Recently he began working with the NIH Rehabilitation Medicine Division on research for SSA related to decision-support activities. Dr. Goldman co-facilitated the discussion of the “Heterogeneity: Subgroup Findings” presentation at Lessons from SSA Demonstrations: A State of the Science Meeting.

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