David Lambert, PhD, retired in fall 2014 as an associate professor in the Public Health Program, Muskie School, University of Southern Maine where he taught courses in health economics, mental health policy, and public health policy for children and families. Dr Lambert directed the evaluation of the Northeast and Caribbean Child Welfare Implementation Center, which is funded by the U S Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Children’s Bureau. In this capacity he helped design and monitor evaluations of participating state and tribal projects. A member of the Maine Rural Health Research Center, Dr Lambert has more than 25 years of experience conducting mental health services research at the local, state, and national levels. This work includes studies on integrating primary care and mental health, rural mental health outreach, dual diagnosis, recovery models, best practices of mental health managed care in rural areas, implementation of evidence-based services, the prevalence and consequence of substance abuse across rural areas, and rural tele-mental health. He served on SAMHSA’s National Advisory Work Group to Reduce Stigma in Mental Health and is past-president of the National Association for Rural Mental Health. Dr Lambert received his PhD in social policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University.