Rachel Odes, PhD, RN

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: odes@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5195

3127 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Rachel Odes

Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Clinician Scholars Program, University of California San Francisco; Health Services Research
PhD, University of California San Francisco; Nursing; Focal areas health policy and occupational health
MSN, San Francisco State University; Clinical Nurse Specialist/Psychiatric Nursing
BA, University of California, Berkeley; Sociology, Film Studies

Dr. Odes is a health services researcher committed to improving safety for patients and providers in mental health care delivery. Dr. Odes has used mixed methods to evaluate California’s workplace violence prevention legislation and has served as a consultant to federal and statewide agencies in their workplace violence prevention efforts. Her current work employs mixed methods to evaluate novel approaches to mental health care delivery, specifically mobile crisis teams. Her research draws on her decade of clinical experience in the acute psychiatric treatment setting and her advocacy for improvements in the environment of care for mental health.

Research focus areas

Mental Health and Substance Use

  • Mobile crisis teams
  • Mental health care delivery systems
  • Mental health workforce

Health Systems and Public Health

  • Workplace violence in healthcare settings
  • Policy implementation and evaluation; implementation science

Health Systems and Public Health      Mental Health and Substance Use