• Ph.D. Statistics and Econometrics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
    • M.A. Economics, SUNY Albany.
    • Fulbright scholar, Econometrics, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
    • B.A. Statistics and Econometrics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria. 


    • Current: Visiting/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queens College, The City University of New York.
    • Manager of Statistical Consulting Laboratory, University of South Carolina, Statistics Department.
    • Head of Statistical Methodology Division, National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria, and member of Eurostat Directors of Methodology group (DIME).
    • Senior Statistical Analyst, Policy Research Associates, (PRA) Inc., Delmar, New York.


Recipient of the Pamela W. Young Excellence Award, University of South Carolina as Manager of Statistical Consulting Laboratory.



  • Gun Violence and Victimization of Strangers by Persons With a Mental Illness: Data From the MacArthur Violence Risk Assessment Study, Psychiatric Services, 66:11, November 2015, 1238-1241. H. Steadman, J. Monahan, D. Pinals, R. Vesselinov, P. Robbins.
  • Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Care Costs of Mental Health Court Participants: A Six-Year Study, Psychiatric Services, Volume 65 Issue 9, September 2014, 1100-1104. H. Steadman, L. Callahan, P. Robbins, R. Vesselinov, T. McGuire, J. Morrissey.
  • The Impact of Treatment on the Public Safety Outcomes of Mental Health Court Participants, American Behavioral Scientist, February 2013, 57: 231-243, K. Keator, L. Callahan, H. Steadman, R. Vesselinov.
  • A Multi-Site Study of the Use of Sanctions and Incentives in Mental Health Courts, Law and Human Behavior, 2013, Feb;37(1):1-9, L. Callahan, H. Steadman, S. Tillman, R. Vesselinov.
  • Effect of Mental Health Courts on Arrests and Jail Days: A Multi-Site Study, Archives of General Psychiatry, 2011, 68(2):167-72, H. Steadman, A. Redlich, L. Callahan, P. Robbins, R. Vesselinov.
  • The use of mental health court appearances in supervision, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 2010, 33, 272-277, A. Redlich, L. Callahan, P. Robbins, R. Vesselinov, A. Özdogru.
  • Treating Visual Speech Perception to Improve Speech Production in Non-Fluent Aphasia. Stroke, 2009;40; 853-858, J. Fridriksson, M. Baker, J. Whiteside, D. Eoute, D. Moser, R. Vesselinov, C. Rorden.
  • Predicting Depressive Symptoms and Grief after Pregnancy Loss, Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008 Dec; 29(4): 274-279,J.R. Mann, R.E. McKeown, J. Bacon, R. Vesselinov, F. Bush.
  • Do Antenatal Religious and Spiritual Factors Impact the Risk of Postpartum Depressive Symptoms?, Journal of Women's Health, 2008 Jun; 17(5): 745-755, J.R. Mann, R.E. McKeown, J. Bacon, R. Vesselinov, F. Bush.
  • Religiosity, Spirituality and Tobacco Use by Pregnant Women, Southern Medical Journal, 2007 Sep; 100(9): 867-872, J.R. Mann, R.E. McKeown, J. Bacon, R. Vesselinov, F. Bush.
  • Religiosity, Spirituality and Antenatal Anxiety in Southern U.S. Women. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 2008; 11(1): 19-26, J.R. Mann, R.E. McKeown, J. Bacon, R. Vesselinov, F. Bush.
  • Religiosity, Spirituality and Depressive Symptoms in Pregnant Women, International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 2007; 37(3): 301-313, J.R. Mann, R.E. McKeown, J. Bacon, R. Vesselinov, F. Bush.
  • Are married/cohabiting women less likely to experience pregnancy loss. Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association, 2007 Dec; 103(9): 266-267, J.R. Mann, R.E. McKeown, J. Bacon, R. Vesselinov, F. Bush.
  • Regression Tree Approach to Studying Factors Influencing Acoustic Voice Analysis, Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 2006, 58, 274-288, D. Deliyski, H. Shaw, M. Evans, R. Vesselinov.
  • Utilization of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Services by Stroke Patients, Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, Volume 13, Number 4, 2005, 223-231, J. Fridriksson, E. Frank, R. Vesselinov.
  • Persistence and Stability of Delusions Over Time, Comprehensive Psychiatry, Vol. 45, No. 5, September/October 2004, 317-324, P. Appelbaum, P. Robbins, R. Vesselinov.
  • Multiple Models Approach to Violence Risk Assessment Among People with Mental Disorder, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 2004, Vol. 31, No 3, 324-340, S. S. Banks, P. Robbins, E. Silver, R. Vesselinov, H. Steadman, J. Monahan, E. Mulvey, P. Appelbaum, T. Grisso, L. Roth.
  • Perceived Coercion at Hospital Admission and Adherence to Mental Health Treatment after Discharge, Psychiatric Services, 2003,54, 103-105, S. Rain, V. Williams, P. Robbins, J. Monahan, H. Steadman, R. Vesselinov.
  • Violent Thoughts and Violent Behavior Following Hospitalization for Mental Disorder, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2000, 68, 388-398, T. Grisso, J. Davis, R. Vesselinov, P. Appelbaum, J. Monahan.


  • The Influence of Country-Level Governance on Business Environment and Entrepreneurship. A Global Perspective., Amfiteatru Economic, Vol. XVII, No. 38, February 2015, A. Grosanu, C. Bota-Avram, P. Rachisan, R. Vesselinov, A. Tiron-Tudor.
  • New Composite Indicators for Bulgarian Business Cycle, International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, 2012, Vol. 5, issue 2, 101-111, R. Vesselinov.
  • Bulgarian Business Cycle and the Economic Crisis, conference proceedings, 14th International Conference on the Development of Values and Competitiveness in the EU, November 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria, R.Vesselinov.
  • New Coinciding and Leading Indicators for the Bulgarian Business Cycle, conference proceedings, Conference at Department of Statistics and Econometrics, University of National and World Economy, November 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria, R.Vesselinov.
  • Data Integration Application with Coarsened Exact Matching,  conference proceedings, ESSnet Data Integration Workshop, November 2011, Madrid, Spain, M. Kotzeva, R. Vesselinov.
  • Exact Matching for Data Integration. Evidence from Bulgaria, conference proceedings, ITACOSM, June 2011, Pisa, Italy, 215-218, R. Vesselinov, M. Kotzeva.
  • Dynamics of Demographic Processes in Bulgaria, University of National and World Economy, conference proceedings, 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria, 147-152, T. Kaloyanov, R. Vesselinov.
  • Classification and Regression Tree Models, conference proceedings, University of National and World Economy, 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria, 264-269, R. Vesselinov.
  • Chronology of the Bulgarian Business Cycle, Statistika, 1/2008, NSI, Sofia, Bulgaria, 22-43, R. Vesselinov.
    Periodicity of Bulgarian Economy, Statistika, 1, 2004, Sofia, Bulgaria, 22-41.
  • Business Cycle Forecasting, Economic Thought, 1/2001, Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 61-73, R. Vesselinov.
  • Modeling of the Business Cycle, Statistika, 6/2000, National Statistical Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria, 38-54, R. Vesselinov.
  • An Emerging Economic Factor, 2000, in Minchev, O., Ratchev, V., Lessenski, M., Editors, “Bulgaria for NATO 2002,” IRIS, Sofia, Bulgaria, 61-70, R. Vesselinov.
  • Trends and Regularities in the Economic Development of Bulgaria, Bulgarian Quarterly, 1991, 85-101, R. Vesselinov.


  • 2012, Duolingo, Duolingo Effectiveness Study. With John Grego.
  • 2013/14 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant, Juvenile Mental Health Courts, Policy Research Associates (PRA), PI - L. Callahan.
  • 2012/13 MacArthur Foundation grant, Mental Health Courts, PRA, PI - H. Steadman.
  • 2007/10 National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant, Efficacy of Laryngeal High-Speed Videoendoscopy, USC, PI – D. Deliyski.
  • 2008/9, Rosetta Stone®, Measuring the Effectiveness of Rosetta Stone®.
  • 2009, Rosetta Stone®, Measuring the Attitude and Motivation of Rosetta Stone® Users.
  • 2009, Rosetta Stone®, Comparative Analysis of Motivation of Different Language Learning Software.
  • 2007/8 Statistical Support for South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. PI John Grego.
  • 2006/8 NIJ grant, Poly-Victimization History among Girls Adjudicated Delinquent, USC, PI – Dana DeHart.
  • 2006/8 Analysis of South Carolina Bar Judicial Survey, South Carolina Bar Association.
  • 2006/7 Statistical Analysis for South Carolina Business One Stop, South Carolina Department of Revenue.
  • 2006/7 Statistical Support for South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. PI John Grego.
  • 2006/7 NIH R21 grant, Cortical Plasticity Following Hemispherectomy. The Effects of Intervention, USC, PI - S. de Bode.
  • 2005 Statistical Analysis of the South Carolina Report Card Surveys, South Carolina Education Oversight Committee.
  • 2004/07 South Carolina Seat Belt Study, South Carolina Department of Transportation. PI John Grego.
  • 2003/04 NIJ grant, Validating the Brief Jail Mental Health Screen, PRA, PI – H. Steadman.
  • 2003/04 MacArthur Foundation grant, Involuntary Outpatient Commitment, PRA, MacArthur Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment, PI – H. Steadman.
  • 2001/02 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) grant, Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, PRA, PI – H. Steadman.
  • 2000/03 NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, Violence Risk Assessment Software, PRA, Phase I and II, PI – H. Steadman.
  • 2000/02 Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) grant, Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness, PRA, PI – D. Dennis.
  • 2000/02 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant, Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study, PRA, PI – V. Williams.
  • 1996/01 MacArthur Foundation grant, Violence Risk Assessment Study, PRA, PI – H. Steadman and J. Monahan.


  • 2008 – present, ECON 249, Statistics, Economics Dept., Queens College, CUNY.
  • 2008 – present, ECON 101, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Economics Dept., Queens College, CUNY.
  • 2008 – present, ECON 206, Macroeconomic Analysis, Economics Department, Queens College, CUNY.
  • 2008 – present, ECON 382, Introduction to Econometrics, Economics Department, Queens College, CUNY.
  • 2010/12, ECON, Econometric Methods and Models, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2010/12, STAT, Statistical Methods for Data Mining, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2006/08, STAT 720, Time Series Analysis, Statistics Department, University of South Carolina.
  • 2006/08, STAT 700, Applied Statistics, Statistics Department, University of South Carolina.
  • 2006/08, STAT J520, Forecasting and Time Series, Statistics Department, University of South Carolina.
  • 2004/08, STAT 515,   Statistical Methods, Statistics Department, University of South Carolina.