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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:


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

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

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

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

Torrey WC, Drake RE
Practicing shared decision making in the outpatient psychiatric care of adults with severe mental illnesses: redesigning care for the future.
Community Ment Health J 2010 Oct; 46(5):433-40
PMID: 19898985

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

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

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

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

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