• 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: Research Associate at University of Maryland. 
    • 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.



  • Timofte I, Marniker M, Vesselinov R, Kim J, Reed R, Sanchez P, Ladikos N, Pham S, Kon Z, Rajagopal K, Scharf S, Wise R, Sternberg A, Kaczorowski D, Griffith B, Terrin M, Iacono A, Survival benefit of lung transplantation compared to medical management and pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with end stage COPD. AEJR Open research, accepted 2020.
  • Fratta K, Bouland A, Vesselinov R, Hirshon JM, Lawner B, Levy M, Seaman K, Evaluating Barriers to Community CPR Education in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2019.
  • Tran Q, O’Connor, J, Vesselinov R, Haase D, Duncan R, Aitken A, Rea J, Jones K, Dinardo T, Scalea T, Menaker J, Rubinson L. The Critical Care Resuscitation Unit Transfers More Patients from Emergency Departments Faster and is Associated with Improved Outcomes. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2019.
  • Howley I, Bruns B, Tesoriero R, Vesselinov R, Kufera J, Feliciano D, Diaz J. Resource Statewide Analysis of Peptic Ulcer Disease: As Hospitalizations Decrease, Procedural Volume Remains Steady. The American Surgeon, 2019 Sep 01; Vol. 85 (9), pp. 1028-1032.
  • Aledhaim A, Walker A, Vesselinov R, Hirshon JM, Pimentel L. Resource Utilization in Non-Academic Emergency Departments with Advanced Practice Providers. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Volume 20, Issue 4, 2019, 541–548.
  • Georgieva I, Whittington R, Lauvrud C, Steinert T, Wikman S, Lepping P, Duxbury J, Snorrason J, Mihai A, Berring LL, Raveesh B, Vesselinov R. International Variations in Mental Health Law Regulating Involuntary Commitment of Psychiatric Patients as Measured by the Mental Health Legislation Attitudes Scale (MHLAS). Medicine, Science and the Law, Vol. 59, Issue 2, April 2019, 104–114
  • Galvagno SM, Massey M, Bouzat P, Vesselinov R, Levy M, Millin MG, Stein DM, Scalea TM, Hirshon JM. Correlation Between the Revised Trauma Score and Injury Severity Score: Implications for Prehospital Triage. Prehospital Emergency Care, 23(2), Mar/Apr 2019, 263–270.
  • Derrick R, Callahan L, Vesselinov R, Krauel R, Litzenberger J, Camp L, Serving those Who Served: Outcomes from the San Diego Veterans Treatment Review Calendar (SDVTRC) Pilot Program, Psychological Injury and Law, 2018, Vol. 11, Issue 2, 171–183.
  • 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.


  • 2020 Predictive and Psychometric Properties of the TrueNorth Test (TNT). With B. Habing and J. Grego.
  • 2019 Mango Languages Efficacy Study. With J. Grego.
  • 2019 Pimsleur Efficacy Study. With J. Grego.
  • 2019 Rosetta Stone Efficacy Study. With J. Grego, S. Sacco, M. Tasseva-Kurktchieva.
  • 2018 Italki Efficacy Study. With J. Grego.
  • 2016 The Babbel Efficacy Study. With J. Grego.
  • 2016 The Busuu Efficacy Study. With J. Grego.
  • 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.