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Mark T. Hegel, Ph.D.

Title(s):
Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Department(s):
Psychiatry
Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

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

Programs:
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:

 

Lyons KD, Hull JG, Kaufman PA, Li Z, Seville JL, Ahles TA, Kornblith AB, Hegel MT
Development and Initial Evaluation of a Telephone-Delivered, Behavioral Activation and Problem-solving Treatment Program to Address Functional Goals of Breast Cancer Survivors.
J Psychosoc Oncol 2015 Feb 10; :0
PMID: 25668509

Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Hegel MT, Massof RW, Leiby BE, Ho AC, Tasman WS
Low vision depression prevention trial in age-related macular degeneration: a randomized clinical trial.
Ophthalmology 2014 Nov; 121(11):2204-11
PMID: 25016366

Berman MI, Buckey JC Jr, Hull JG, Linardatos E, Song SL, McLellan RK, Hegel MT
Feasibility study of an interactive multimedia electronic problem solving treatment program for depression: a preliminary uncontrolled trial.
Behav Ther 2014 May; 45(3):358-75
PMID: 24680231

Berman MI, Hegel MT
Predicting depression outcome in mental health treatment: a recursive partitioning analysis.
Psychother Res 2014; 24(6):675-86
PMID: 24479532

Choi NG, Wilson NL, Sirrianni L, Marinucci ML, Hegel MT
Acceptance of home-based telehealth problem-solving therapy for depressed, low-income homebound older adults: qualitative interviews with the participants and aging-service case managers.
Gerontologist 2014 Aug; 54(4):704-13
PMID: 23929664

Bakitas M, Lyons KD, Hegel MT, Ahles T
Oncologists' perspectives on concurrent palliative care in a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.
Palliat Support Care 2013 Oct; 11(5):415-23
PMID: 23040412

Lyons KD, Erickson KS, Hegel MT
Problem-solving strategies of women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Can J Occup Ther 2012 Feb; 79(1):33-40
PMID: 22439290

O'Hara RE, Hull JG, Lyons KD, Bakitas M, Hegel MT, Li Z, Ahles TA
Impact on caregiver burden of a patient-focused palliative care intervention for patients with advanced cancer.
Palliat Support Care 2010 Dec; 8(4):395-404
PMID: 20875202

Hegel MT, Lyons KD, Hull JG, Kaufman P, Urquhart L, Li Z, Ahles TA
Feasibility study of a randomized controlled trial of a telephone-delivered problem-solving-occupational therapy intervention to reduce participation restrictions in rural breast cancer survivors undergoing chemotherapy.
Psychooncology 2011 Oct; 20(10):1092-101
PMID: 20821373

Bakitas M, Lyons KD, Hegel MT, Balan S, Brokaw FC, Seville J, Hull JG, Li Z, Tosteson TD, Byock IR, Ahles TA
Effects of a palliative care intervention on clinical outcomes in patients with advanced cancer: the Project ENABLE II randomized controlled trial.
JAMA 2009 Aug 19; 302(7):741-9
PMID: 19690306