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J. Steven Lamberti, M.D.


Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 279-4947

Fax: (585) 461-9504

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Professional Background

Dr. Lamberti is Professor of Psychiatry at URMC where he serves as Chair of the Research Subject Review Board for Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Lamberti received his MD from the University of Missouri, and completed his psychiatry residency and a neuropsychiatry fellowship at the University of Rochester. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Board Certified in General Psychiatry. Dr. Lamberti's career is dedicated to developing new treatment and rehabilitation strategies for adults with schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders, especially those at risk for repeated hospitalization, arrest and incarceration. He has written and lectured widely on topics related to community-based mental health services, with a special focus on preventing criminal recidivism and promoting recovery among justice-involved adults with severe mental illness. Dr. Lamberti and his colleagues have conducted numerous clinical drug trials evaluating novel medications for treatment of psychosis and cognitive impairment in schizophrenia and related disorders. With funding support from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and local sources, he has also led development of the Rochester Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (R-FACT) model. For their work with in developing the R-FACT model, Dr. Lamberti and his colleagues received the 1999 American Psychiatric Association's Gold Award, the 2002 New York State Community Health Improvement Award, and the 2009 NAMI New York State Program Award. Dr. Lamberti is also a recipient of the 2004 APA Van Ameringen Award for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and the 2005 Margaret Van Horn Award for Distinguished Service in Psychiatry.


Faculty Appointments


  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


BA | Univ of Missouri Columbia
Arts & Sciences

MD | Univ Missouri Sch Med-Columbia

Ceritifcate in Healthcare Leadership | William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration

Certificate in Healthcare Administration | Harvard School of Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/01/1984 - 06/30/1987
Residency in Psychiatry at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

06/01/1983 - 06/30/1984
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry


John Romano Award
Sponsor: Mental Health Association
Location: Rochester, New York

Sidney J. Rubin Award for Teaching Excellence
Sponsor: URMC Department of Psychiatry
Location: Rochester, New York

NAMI New York State Recognition Award
Sponsor: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Location: Albany, New York

CARES Appreciation Award
Sponsor: Committee to Aid Research to End Schizophrenia
Location: Rochester, New York

Margaret Van Horn Award for Distinguished Service in Psychiatry
Sponsor: University of Medicine and Densistry of New Jersey
Location: New Jersey

Van Ameringen Award for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
Location: Washington, DC

Distinguished Fellow in Psychiatry
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
Location: Washington, DC

Community Health Improvement Award, Healthcare Association of New York State, Strong Memorial Hospital

Fellow in Psychiatry
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
Location: Washington, DC

Services Achievement Gold Award
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
Location: Washington, DC

Schizophrenia Reintegration Award
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Compeer Community Service Awards

Residents Recognition Award, URMC Department of Psychiatry

1996 - 2009
Best Doctors in America
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

Otto F. Thaler Teaching Award, URMC Department of Psychiatry

East House Corporation Partners in Quality Award

Richard F. Jaenike Award for Outstanding Performance in Clinical Psychiatry, URMC Department of Psychiatry

Summa Cum Laude, University of Missouri

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Journal Articles

Lamberti JS, Weisman RL, Cerulli C, Williams GC, Jacobowitz DB, Mueser KT, Marks PD, Strawderman RL, Harrington D, Lamberti TA, Caine ED. "A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Rochester Forensic Assertive Community Treatment Model." Psychiatric services : a journal of the American Psychiatric Association.. 2017 Oct 1; 68(10):1016-1024. Epub 2017 Jun 01.

Brink M, Green A, Bojesen AB, Lamberti JS, Conwell Y, Andersen K. "Physical Health, Medication, and Healthcare Utilization among 70-Year-Old People with Schizophrenia: A Nationwide Danish Register Study." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2017 May 0; 25(5):500-509. Epub 2017 Jan 09.

Brink M; Green A; Nielsen B; Lamberti JS; Conwell Y; Andersen K. "Physical health, medication and healthcare utilization among 70 year old people with schizophrenia: A nationwide Danish Register Study." American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2017; .

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Community-Based Interventions for Justice-Involved Individuals with Severe Mental Disorders.
Book Title: Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, 3rd Edition
Author List: Weisman RL; Lamberti JS; and Ciccone JR
Edited By: Richard Rosner
Published By: CRC Press2017

Chapter Title: Workplace Violence in Mental and General Healthcare Settings
Book Title: Legal leverage in the Treatment of Adults with Severe Mental Illness
Author List: Lamberti JS
Published By: Jones and Bartlett2011

Chapter Title: Reentry Planning for Offenders with Mental Disorders: Policy and Practice
Book Title: Forensic Assertive Community Treatment: Origins, Current Practice and Future Directions
Author List: Lamberti JS; Weisman RL
Published By: Civic Research Institute2010