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Marvin S. Swartz, M.D., currently serves as Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University where he is also Professor and Head of the Division of Social and Community Psychiatry. Dr. Swartz's major research and clinical interests are in improving the care of severely mentally ill individuals. He is a Network Member in the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment examining use of legal tools to promote adherence to mental health treatment and leads the Duke team studying the use of Assisted Outpatient Treatment in New York. He also co-leads a North Carolina study examining the effectiveness of Psychiatric Advance Directives and co-leads the Duke team investigating the role of antipsychotic medications in treatment outcomes in schizophrenia as part of the landmark NIMH funded CATIE study. Dr. Swartz is also Director of the National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives.