Marjorie L. Baldwin, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Economics at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and academic director for Public Health Programs in the College of Health Solutions at ASU. Baldwin is a health economist who has devoted a major part of her career to studying work disability and disability-related discrimination, with a particular focus on persons with serious mental illness (SMI).
She is author or co-author of more than 50 articles and book chapters on the topic, and has been a principal investigator for major studies of labor market discrimination against persons with mental disorders, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. She is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, the American Society of Health Economists, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and holds an adjunct faculty positon with the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. In 1999, her son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Her new book, Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness, connects the perspectives of economist and family member, to synthesize what is known from research and what she has learned from experience about recovery and return to work following a diagnosis of SMI.