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William C. Torrey, MD

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: 603-650-6188
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:


Electronic Medical Record Reporting Enhances Proactive Psychiatric Consultation.
Finn CT, Thakur D, Shea KM, Riblet NBV, Lee HB, Heng G, Scott R, Gardner TS, Randlett S, LaRock T, Siriwardana N, Green G, Torrey WC
Psychosomatics. 2018 Nov;59(6):561-566. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2018.05.002. Epub 2018 May 17.
PMID: 30064731

Beyond "Med Management".
Torrey WC, Griesemer I, Carpenter-Song EA
Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Jun 1;68(6):618-620. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201600133. Epub 2017 Mar 1.
PMID: 28245703

"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

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