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Robert E. Drake, PhD

Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Andrew Thomson, Jr., 1946 Professor

The Dartmouth Institute
Community and Family Medicine

Duke University, PHD 1977
Duke University, MD 1978
Princeton University, BA 1971

New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Contact Information:

Dartmouth Medical School
HB 7255
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: Psychiatry Research Center, Lebanon NH
Phone: 603-448-0263
Email: Robert.E.Drake@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Dr. Drake works actively as a clinician in community mental health centers and has been developing and evaluating innovative community programs for persons with severe mental disorders. He is well known for his work in co-occurring substance use disorder and severe mental illness. Some of his recent work has focused on vocational rehabilitation. His over 200 publications cover diverse aspects of adjustment and quality of life among persons with severe mental disorders and those in their support systems.

Selected Publications:


Assessing the Optimal Number of Psychiatric Beds for a Region.
Drake RE, Wallach MA
Adm Policy Ment Health. 2019 Jul 10; doi: 10.1007/s10488-019-00954-x. Epub 2019 Jul 10.
PMID: 31292772

Effect of Mobile Health on In-person Service Use Among People With Serious Mental Illness.
Ben-Zeev D, Buck B, Hallgren K, Drake RE
Psychiatr Serv. 2019 Jun 1;70(6):507-510. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201800542. Epub 2019 Apr 5.
PMID: 30947636

Use of Mobile and Computer Devices to Support Recovery in People With Serious Mental Illness: Survey Study.
Noel VA, Acquilano SC, Carpenter-Song E, Drake RE
JMIR Ment Health. 2019 Feb 20;6(2):e12255. doi: 10.2196/12255. Epub 2019 Feb 20.
PMID: 30785401

Enhancing return to work or school after a first episode of schizophrenia: the UCLA RCT of Individual Placement and Support and Workplace Fundamentals Module training.
Nuechterlein KH, Subotnik KL, Ventura J, Turner LR, Gitlin MJ, Gretchen-Doorly D, Becker DR, Drake RE, Wallace CJ, Liberman RP
Psychol Med. 2019 Jan 4;:1-9. doi: 10.1017/S0033291718003860. Epub 2019 Jan 4.
PMID: 30606273

Is Treatment Adherence the Goal of Shared Decision Making?
Drake RE
Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Dec 1;69(12):1195. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.691203.
PMID: 30501495

Overmedicating vulnerable children in the U.S.
Drake RE
Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 2019 Aug;28(4):358-359. doi: 10.1017/S2045796018000689. Epub 2018 Nov 26.
PMID: 30474575

Real-World Technology Use Among People With Mental Illnesses: Qualitative Study.
Carpenter-Song E, Noel VA, Acquilano SC, Drake RE
JMIR Ment Health. 2018 Nov 23;5(4):e10652. doi: 10.2196/10652. Epub 2018 Nov 23.
PMID: 30470681

Community mental health in rural India: the Shifa project in Padhar Hospital, Madhya Pradesh.
Ebenezer JA, Drake RE
BJPsych Int. 2018 May;15(2):38-40. doi: 10.1192/bji.2017.8.
PMID: 29953122

Mobile Health (mHealth) Versus Clinic-Based Group Intervention for People With Serious Mental Illness: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Ben-Zeev D, Brian RM, Jonathan G, Razzano L, Pashka N, Carpenter-Song E, Drake RE, Scherer EA
Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Sep 1;69(9):978-985. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201800063. Epub 2018 May 25.
PMID: 29793397

Comparing predictors of employment in Individual Placement and Support: A longitudinal analysis.
Metcalfe JD, Riley J, McGurk S, Hale T, Drake RE, Bond GR
Psychiatry Res. 2018 Jun;264:85-90. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.03.050. Epub 2018 Mar 22.
PMID: 29627701

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