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Mary F. Brunette, MD

Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Medical Director, Bureau of Mental Health Services, NH Dept of Health and Human Services
Co-Director, Northern New England Post-Doctoral Primary Care Research Training Program
Co-DIrector, Community Engaged Research Core, Dartmouth SYNERGY, CTSA
Chairman, NH DHHS Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
Co-Investigator, Ctr for Technology & Behavioral Health

Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

Lewis & Clark College, BA 1985
Oregon Health Sciences University, MD 1991

C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth
Dartmouth Cancer Center
Psychopharmacology Research Group

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Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
46 Centerra Parkway, level 2
Lebanon NH 0

Phone: 603-646-7019
Email: Mary.f.brunette@dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Brian Goodness
Asst. Email: Brian.d.goodness@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

The goal of my research is to better understand the causes of addiction in vulnerable, complex populations, and to develop effective and disseminable treatment interventions for addiction in these groups by using a translational science approach that includes basic science, patient-oriented treatment and population-based studies.

In addition, I am engaged with public mental health administration in which I advance improvements in care for people with serious mental illness and multiple comorbidities.

Grant Information

ProHealth NH: New Hampshire Partnerships to Improve Health & Wellness for Young People with SED and SMI

1H79SM080245-01 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

Cannabis, schizophrenia and reward: Self-Medication and agonist

1R01DA034699-01 National Institute on Drug Abuse

Comparative effectiveness of integrated vs. referral-based care for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (Lord and Goodman, Multiple PIs)

MAT-2017C2-7717 PCORI

Stemming the Tide: The Role of Payment and Delivery System Reform in
Combating the Opioid Epidemic (Colla PI)

4R01-DA049757-01A1 National Institute on Drug Abuse

Mentoring Information

I currently lead several large studies, including a trial using functional magnetic resonance imaging to assess the impact of cannabis on brain reward function in schizophrenia, and the implementation of integrated primary care and community mental health.

I am trained as an “Entering Mentoring” Facilitator, with a goal of increasing quality, equity and inclusion in science mentoring. I mentor research trainees on a variety of projects across the translational range - from a secondary analyses describing substance use in young adults with multiple morbidities, to a literature review of impact of cannabis on psychosis, to usability testing of apps for the treatment of addiction, and a qualitative study of a learning community to support statewide implementation of clinical services.

Selected Publications


Randomized Laboratory Study of Single-Dose Cannabis, Dronabinol, and Placebo in Patients With Schizophrenia and Cannabis Use Disorder.
Brunette MF, Roth RM, Trask C, Khokhar JY, Ford JC, Park SH, Hickey SM, Zeffiro T, Xie H
Schizophr Bull. 2024 Jun 20; pii: sbae097. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbae097. Epub 2024 Jun 20.
PMID: 38900958

Level and timing of product substitution in a trial of e-cigarettes for smokers not interested in quitting.
Sargent JD, Pratt SI, Brunette MF, Ferron JC, Santos MM, Stoolmiller M
Tob Induc Dis. 2024;22 doi: 10.18332/tid/189220. Epub 2024 Jun 13.
PMID: 38873183

The Need to Adapt the Psychiatric Clinical Assessment to the Digital Age: A Practical Approach.
Moreno MA, Dixon LB, Jankowski S, Adler DA, Berlant J, Brunette MF, Castillo EG, Edwards ML, Erlich MD, First MB, Kozloff N, Oslin D, Siris S, Talley RM
Psychiatr Serv. 2024 Mar 13;:appips20230399. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.20230399. Epub 2024 Mar 13.
PMID: 38477835

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use Among Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness.
Ferron JC, Brunette MF, Aschbrenner KA, ElSayed MW, Pratt SI
Community Ment Health J. 2024 Jul;60(5):945-954. doi: 10.1007/s10597-024-01246-x. Epub 2024 Mar 1.
PMID: 38427276

Addressing the Increasing Mental Health Distress and Mental Illness Among Young Adults in the United States.
Brunette MF, Erlich MD, Edwards ML, Adler DA, Berlant J, Dixon L, First MB, Oslin DW, Siris SG, Talley RM
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2023 Dec 1;211(12):961-967. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001734.
PMID: 38015186

Provision of Digital Health Technologies for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment by US Health Care Organizations.
Miller-Rosales C, Morden NE, Brunette MF, Busch SH, Torous JB, Meara ER
JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jul 3;6(7):e2323741. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.23741. Epub 2023 Jul 3.
PMID: 37459098

Association between tobacco product use and asthma among US adults from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study waves 2-4.
Brunette MF, Halenar MJ, Edwards KC, Taylor KA, Emond JA, Tanski SE, Woloshin S, Paulin LM, Hyland A, Lauten K, Mahoney M, Blanco C, Borek N, DaSilva LC, Gardner LD, Kimmel HL, Sargent JD
BMJ Open Respir Res. 2023 Feb;10(1) doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2021-001187.
PMID: 36750276

Promoting community stakeholder engagement in research on treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder.
Johnson DJ, Brunette MF, Goodman DJ, Adams M, Bryer C, Doherty JR, Flanagan V, Frew JR, Mullins S, Sheehan F, Tobar-Santamaria A, Whitney S, Lord S
J Comp Eff Res. 2022 Oct;11(15):1085-1094. doi: 10.2217/cer-2022-0090. Epub 2022 Sep 1.
PMID: 36047333

Outcomes During and After Early Intervention Services for First-Episode Psychosis: Results Over 5 Years From the RAISE-ETP Site-Randomized Trial.
Robinson DG, Schooler NR, Marcy P, Gibbons RD, Hendricks Brown C, John M, Mueser KT, Penn DL, Rosenheck RA, Addington J, Brunette MF, Correll CU, Estroff SE, Mayer-Kalos PS, Gottlieb JD, Glynn SM, Lynde DW, Gingerich S, Pipes R, Miller AL, Severe JB, Kane JM
Schizophr Bull. 2022 Sep 1;48(5):1021-1031. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbac053.
PMID: 35689478

Health status of young adults with serious mental illness enrolled in integrated care.
Brunette MF, Gowarty MA, Gaughan-Maher AE, Pratt SI, Aschbrenner KA, Considine-Sweeny S, Elliott J, Almeida M, L'Esperance AM
Early Interv Psychiatry. 2023 Feb;17(2):167-176. doi: 10.1111/eip.13302. Epub 2022 Jun 7.
PMID: 35672918

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