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Robert J Chapman, MD

Emeritus Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry


1966-1969 University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, Rochester, New York - Psychiatry Residency

1963-1964 Mary Fletcher Memorial Hospital
University of Vermont Medical School
Burlington, Vermont - Rotating Internship

1959-1963 Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio M.D.

1954-1958 Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio A.B.

Contact Information:

29 Cummings Road #1023
Department of Psychiatry
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover NH 03755

Email: Robert.J.Chapman@Dartmouth.EDU

Professional Interests:


My teaching, clinical and research interests and activities have emphasized the following areas:

Clinical and teaching areas of focus Include:

I. The interface between psychiatry and primary medical care with special reference to outpatient medical practice settings.

II. Rural community-based general hospital consultation/ liaison psychiatry.

III. Geriatric psychiatry as practiced in rural settings with special reference to the continuum of care from home-based community services to the services provided by long-term care facilities.

IV. The practice of general psychiatry in rural settings in collaboration with the academic medical center, surrounding community mental health centers and other mental health providers.

Research areas include:

I. Clinical descriptive and outcome studies adapting approaches similar to the clinical practice-based research that has been undertaken by the Primary Care Cooperative Data Project within the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Northern New England.

II. Educational research to evaluate the effectiveness of specific teaching and training programs, with special reference to Medical Student education, as well as the clinical areas noted above.

Courses Taught:

2011-2016 Geisel On Doctoring Curriculum
2010-2014 Geisel Student Research Project: “Medical Student Wellness Study”
2008-Present Geisel Medical Student Patient Partners Seminar
2008-2014 Geisel Medical Student Schwartz Center Rounds
2008-Present Geisel Medical Student Healer’s Art Seminar
1985-2002 Geisel Small Group Discussion Leader Interviewing Skills, Psychiatry II
1990-1994 Geisel Interviewing Skills, Intro to Clinical Medicine
1969-1989 Geisel Small Group Discussion Leader – Psychiatric Curriculum


Director, Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences Curriculum 1980-1982
Department of Community & Family Medicine, DMS

Member, Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee, 1979-1982
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Chairman, Continuing Medical Education Committee 1979-1982
Department of Community and Family Medicine, DMS

Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee 1978-1982
Department of Psychiatry, DMS

Director, Fellowship Program in Rural Community 1979-1981
Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School

Chairman, Continuing Medical Education Committee 1979-1981
Primary Care Cooperative Data Project Department
of Community and Family Dartmouth Medical School

Director, Physician Manager/Primary Care Residency 1977-1979
Program, Robert Wood, Johnson Foundation
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Chairman, Primary Care Clinical Curriculum 1976-1979
Study Group-Preceptor
Continuing Education Program Committee
Department of Community Medicine, DMS

Member, Primary Care Residency Training 1975-1979
Curriculum Committee
Dartmouth Hitchcock medical Center

Member, Primary Care Curriculum Committee 1974-1979
Dartmouth Medical School

Co-Director, Continuing Education Seminar 1975-1977
Workshop for Primary Care Physicians:
"The Therapeutics of Prescribing Psychotropic Medication."
Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School

Director, Psychiatry Section, Outreach Training 1974-1979
Program in Primary-Ambulatory Medical Care
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Department of
Community Medicine Dartmouth Medical School

Psychiatric Consultant to MEDEX 1973-1975
New England Physician Assistant's Program
Dartmouth Medical School

Selected Publications:


  • Solow C, Weiss RJ, Bergen BJ, Sanborn CJ, Chapman RJ. Twenty-Four Hour Psychiatric Consultation via TV. American Journal of Psychiatry. 1971:127(12):1684-7 (view details on MedLine)

  • Chapman, Robert J. Book Review of Drug Dependence. edited by Robert T. Ranis, et al. (University of Texas Press, 1970), Pharos, 35, 3839, 1972.

  • Hale, Frank A., Kenneth M. McConnochie, Robert J. Chapman, Richard D. Whiting and Patricia Bennett The Impact of a Required Preceptorship on Senior Medical Students. Journal of Medical Education, 54, 396-401, 1979 (view details on MedLine)

  • Gallagher, Rollan M., Ill, and Robert J. Chapman The Medication Seminar and Primary Care Education. General Hospital Psychiatry, 3 16-23, 1981 (view details on MedLine)

  • Tucker, Gary, Robert J. Chapman and Jesse Turner Problems in attracting and retaining psychiatrists in rural areas. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 32:2, 118-120, 1981 (view details on MedLine)

  • Nelson, E. C., J. W. Kirk, B. W. Bise, R. J. Chapman, F. A. Hale, P. L. Stamps and J. H. Wasson The Cooperative Information Project: Part 1: A Sentinel Practice Network for Service and Research in Primary Care. The Journal of family Practice, 13:5, 641-649, 1981. (view details on MedLine)

  • Nelson. E. C., J. W. Kirk, B. W. Bise, R. J. Chapman, F. A. Hale, P. L. Stamps and J. H. Wasson The Cooperative Information Project: Part 2: Some Initial Clinical Quality Assurance and Practice Management Studies. The Journal of Family Practice, 13:6, 867-876, 1981. (view details on MedLine)

  • Chapman, Robert J., Medications. Chapter 9 in Understanding Alcohol, edited by J. Kinney and G. Leaton, Mosby Medical Library, New York, 1982.

  • Chapman, Robert, J. and Jeanne F. Arnold The Primary Care Physician and Psychotherapy. Chapter in Family Practice, 3ni ed., Edited byRD. Rakel, W. B. Saunders, 1984

  • J. Kirk, R. Douglas, E. Nelson, J. Jaffee, A. Lopez, J. Ohler, C. Blanchard, R. Chapman, G. McHugo, K. Stone Chief Complaint of Fatigue: A Prospective Study. Journal of Family Practice, Vol 30, No. 1:33-41, 1990 (view details on MedLine)