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William C. Torrey, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

The Dartmouth Institute

Dartmouth College, AB 1980
Harvard Medical School, MD 1985

New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center

Contact Information:

Department of Psychiatry
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756-0001

Office: 5 D
Phone: 603-650-6069
Fax: 603-650-5842
Email: William.C.Torrey@Dartmouth.EDU

Assistant: Maureen M. Ostertag
Asst. Phone: 603-650-6188
Asst. Email: Maureen.M.Ostertag@hitchcock.org

Professional Interests:

Care of adults with severe mental illnesses
Psychiatric rehabilitation
Implementing evidence-based practices

Courses Taught:

Community mental health seminar

Selected Publications:


"I always viewed this as the real psychiatry": provider perspectives on community psychiatry as a career of first choice.
Carpenter-Song E, Torrey WC
Community Ment Health J. 2015 Apr;51(3):258-66. doi: 10.1007/s10597-014-9752-5. Epub 2014 Jul 3.
PMID: 24989962

Evidence-based practice implementation in community mental health settings: the relative importance of key domains of implementation activity.
Torrey WC, Bond GR, McHugo GJ, Swain K
Adm Policy Ment Health. 2012 Sep;39(5):353-64. doi: 10.1007/s10488-011-0357-9.
PMID: 21574016

Improving depression care in a psychiatry resident psychopharmacology clinic: measurement, monitoring, feedback and education.
Shiner B, Green RL, Homa K, Watts BV, Groft A, Torrey WC, Oxman TE
Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Jun;19(3):234-8. doi: 10.1136/qshc.2007.023960. Epub 2010 May 10.
PMID: 20457732

Shared decision making in mental health: prospects for personalized medicine.
Drake RE, Cimpean D, Torrey WC
Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2009;11(4):455-63.
PMID: 20135903

Practicing shared decision making in the outpatient psychiatric care of adults with severe mental illnesses: redesigning care for the future.
Torrey WC, Drake RE
Community Ment Health J. 2010 Oct;46(5):433-40. doi: 10.1007/s10597-009-9265-9. Epub 2009 Nov 8.
PMID: 19898985

The role of staff turnover in the implementation of evidence-based practices in mental health care.
Woltmann EM, Whitley R, McHugo GJ, Brunette M, Torrey WC, Coots L, Lynde D, Drake RE
Psychiatr Serv. 2008 Jul;59(7):732-7. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.59.7.732.
PMID: 18586989

Recovery principles and evidence-based practice: essential ingredients of service improvement.
Torrey WC, Rapp CA, Van Tosh L, McNabb CR, Ralph RO
Community Ment Health J. 2005 Feb;41(1):91-100.
PMID: 15932056

Psychiatrists and psychiatric rehabilitation.
Torrey WC, Green RL, Drake RE
J Psychiatr Pract. 2005 May;11(3):155-60.
PMID: 15920389

Promoting the implementation of practices that are supported by research: the National Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Project.
Torrey WC, Lynde DW, Gorman P
Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2005 Apr;14(2):297-306, ix.
PMID: 15694787

Strategies for leading the implementation of evidence-based practices.
Torrey WC, Finnerty M, Evans A, Wyzik P
Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2003 Dec;26(4):883-97, viii-ix.
PMID: 14711126