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Mark T. Hegel, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA - PhD 1988
University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT - MA 1982
Assumption College, Worcester, MA - BS 1979

New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center

Contact Information:

Department of Psychiatry
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: DHMC Lebanon, NH
Phone: 603-650-7539
Email: Mark.T.Hegel@Dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Maureen Ostertag
Asst. Phone: 603-650-6188
Asst. Email: maureen.m.ostertag@hitchcock.org

Professional Interests:

Behavioral health services in medical patients; Electronic tools for delivery of behavioral health interventions

Grant Information:

Principal Investigator: NCI, “Participation Restrictions in Young-Middle Adult Rural Breast Cancer Survivors” (R21CA140849) (4/1/10-3/31/12), $250,000 TDC.

Principal Investigator: Johnson & Johnson, Inc., “Development and Evaluation of Enhanced HealthMedia® OVERCOMING™ Depression to Support Collaborative Depression Treatment in Primary Care: The RESPECT-D-E (Enhanced) Trial” (4/1/10-3/31/13), $689,214 TDC.

Co-Investigator: NINR “Early vs. Later Palliative Cancer Care: Clinical and Biobehavioral Effects”(R01NR011871-01). PI:Marie Bakitas, Dartmouth Medical School (10/1/09-9/30/12).

Consultant: NIMH, “Telehealth Problem Solving Therapy for Depressed Homebound Adults” (R34) PI: Namkee Choi, University of Texas at Austin (4/1/09-3/31/11).

Consultant: NIA, “Improving Care Planning and Well-being in Older Adults with Macular Degeneration” (R01AG00280422). PI: Silvia Sorensen, University of Rochester (7/09-6/14) $1,827,976 TDC

Consultant: NIMH, “Treating Subthreshold Depression in Geriatric Vision Rehabilitation”(R34MH079980). PI: Amy Horowitz, Mt Sinai School of Medicine (9/1/09-8/31/11)

Principal Investigator: Cancer and Leukemia Group B Foundation, “Feasibility of a Phone-Delivered Behavioral Activation/Problem Solving Intervention to Enhance Role Function Recovery and QOL in ‘At-Risk’ Breast Cancer Patients Following Cancer Treatment” (70804) (2008-2010), $25,000 TDC.

Co-Investigator: NEI, “Low Vision Depression Prevention Trial for Age Related Macular Degeneration” (U01 EY018819-01). PI: Barry Rovner, Thomas Jefferson University (1/1/09-12/31/13).

Principal Investigator: NCI, “Preserving Function in Rural Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy” (1R03CA124200-01) (9/1/06 – 8/31/08).

Principal Investigator: NCI, “Improving Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer” (R01CA101704) (4/1/06-6/30/08).

Co-Investigator: NCI, “Cancer Patients’ Assessments Regarding Excellence (CARE)”. PI: Joan Teno, Brown University (4/1/06-6/30/07).

Co-Investigator: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Program, "Managing Depression in Mothers of Head Start Preschoolers". PI: Michael Silverstein, Boston University (1/06-12/10).

Co-Investigator: NEI, “Improving Function in Age Related Macular Degeneration”; PI: Barry Rovner, Thomas Jefferson University (10/05-9/10).

Co-Investigator: NSBRI, “Development of a Smart Medical System for Psychosocial Support During Long Duration Space Flight”; PI: James Carter, Harvard Medical School (1/05-12/07).

Courses Taught:

Family Practice Clerkship Facilitator (DMS III and IV)
Health, Society and the Physician (DMS IV)

Selected Publications:


The role of a palliative care intervention in moderating the relationship between depression and survival among individuals with advanced cancer.
Prescott AT, Hull JG, Dionne-Odom JN, Tosteson TD, Lyons KD, Li Z, Li Z, Dragnev KH, Hegel MT, Steinhauser KE, Ahles TA, Bakitas MA
Health Psychol. 2017 Dec;36(12):1140-1146. doi: 10.1037/hea0000544. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
PMID: 29048177

Content Analysis of a Participant-Directed Intervention to Optimize Activity Engagement of Older Adult Cancer Survivors.
Lyons KD, Newman R, Adachi-Mejia AM, Whipple J, Hegel MT
OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2018 Jan;38(1):38-45. doi: 10.1177/1539449217730356. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
PMID: 28929925

Weight Bias Education for Medical School Faculty: Workshop and Assessment.
Berman MI, Hegel MT
J Nutr Educ Behav. 2017 Jul - Aug;49(7):605-606.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2017.05.337.
PMID: 28689615

Qualitative insights into how men with low-risk prostate cancer choosing active surveillance negotiate stress and uncertainty.
Mader EM, Li HH, Lyons KD, Morley CP, Formica MK, Perrapato SD, Irwin BH, Seigne JD, Hyams ES, Mosher T, Hegel MT, Stewart TM
BMC Urol. 2017 May 8;17(1):35. doi: 10.1186/s12894-017-0225-3. Epub 2017 May 8.
PMID: 28482875

Randomized Controlled Trial of a Computerized Interactive Media-Based Problem Solving Treatment for Depression.
Sandoval LR, Buckey JC, Ainslie R, Tombari M, Stone W, Hegel MT
Behav Ther. 2017 May;48(3):413-425. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2016.04.001. Epub 2016 May 3.
PMID: 28390503

Uncontrolled pilot study of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Health at Every Size intervention for obese, depressed women: Accept Yourself!
Berman MI, Morton SN, Hegel MT
Psychotherapy (Chic). 2016 Dec;53(4):462-467. Epub 2016 Oct 31.
PMID: 27797546

Autonomous, Computer-Based Behavioral Health Countermeasure Evaluation at HI-SEAS Mars Analog.
Anderson AP, Fellows AM, Binsted KA, Hegel MT, Buckey JC
Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016;87(11):912-920.
PMID: 27779949

Depression in Visual Impairment Trial (DEPVIT): A Randomized Clinical Trial of Depression Treatments in People With Low Vision.
Nollett CL, Bray N, Bunce C, Casten RJ, Edwards RT, Hegel MT, Janikoun S, Jumbe SE, Ryan B, Shearn J, Smith DJ, Stanford M, Xing W, Margrain TH
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Aug 1;57(10):4247-54. doi: 10.1167/iovs.16-19345.
PMID: 27548898

Cognitive and Affective Representations of Active Surveillance as a Treatment Option for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer.
Lyons KD, Li HH, Mader EM, Stewart TM, Morley CP, Formica MK, Perrapato SD, Seigne JD, Hyams ES, Irwin BH, Mosher T, Hegel MT
Am J Mens Health. 2016 Jun 29; pii: 1557988316657041. Epub 2016 Jun 29.
PMID: 27365211

High Prevalence of Untreated Depression in Patients Accessing Low-Vision Services.
Nollett CL, Bray N, Bunce C, Casten RJ, Edwards RT, Hegel MT, Janikoun S, Jumbe SE, Ryan B, Shearn J, Smith DJ, Stanford M, Xing W, Margrain TH
Ophthalmology. 2016 Feb;123(2):440-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.07.009. Epub 2015 Aug 13.
PMID: 26278862