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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:

 

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

Bakitas M, Lyons KD, Hegel MT, Balan S, Barnett KN, Brokaw FC, Byock IR, Hull JG, Li Z, McKinstry E, Seville JL, Ahles TA
The project ENABLE II randomized controlled trial to improve palliative care for rural patients with advanced cancer: baseline findings, methodological challenges, and solutions.
Palliat Support Care 2009 Mar; 7(1):75-86
PMID: 19619377