Charles Glisson, PhD

Charles Glisson, PhD

inducted in 2012 Fellow

Glisson is the Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Children’s Mental Health Services Research Center at the University of Tennessee and a former Aaron Rosen Lecturer for SSWR.

Glisson’s early work in mental health led him to search for answers to significant questions about how to remove bureaucratic barriers to treating children effectively.

As a member of the team that worked to implement the nation’s first federal “right to treatment” guidelines in Alabama’s state mental health system in the early 1970s, he learned firsthand how service organizations created barriers to effective service.