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Allen J. Dietrich, MD

Emeritus Professor of Community and Family Medicine

Community and Family Medicine

Case Western Reserve University, MD 1973
Swarthmore College, BA 1969
Residency: University of Rochester
Fellowship: Stanford University

Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Websites www.depression-primarycare.org

Contact Information

Dartmouth Medical School
7927 Rubin, Room 834
1 Medical Center Drive, DHMC
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 834 Rubin, DHMC
Phone: 603-653-3648
Fax: 603-653-9090
Email: Allen.J.Dietrich@Dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Cheryl Thibault
Asst. Phone: 603-653-9050
Asst. Email: cheryl.a.thibault@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
Member, US Preventive Services Task Force
President, North American Primary Care Research Group

Dr. Dietrich is currently working with the Department of Defense to improve the recognition and management of mental health issues of US troops post-deployment in Iraq. Special interests in primary care research, especially quality improvement, preventive services, and mental health issues.

Grant Information

National Cancer Institute
MacArthur Foundation
Henry Jackson Foundation
Commonwealth Fund
American Cancer Society

Courses Taught

Family Medicine Clerkship

Selected Publications


  • Dietrich AJ, Tobin JN, Cassells A, et al. Translation of an efficacious cancer-screening intervention to women enrolled in a Medicaid managed care organization. Ann Fam Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;5(4):320-7.

  • Dietrich AJ, Tobin JN, Cassells A, Robinson CM, Greene MA, Sox CH, Beach ML, DuHamel KN, Younge RG. Telephone care management to improve cancer screening among low-income women: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2006 Apr 18;144(8):563-71. (view details in PubMed)

  • Dietrich AJ, Oxman TE, Williams JW Jr, Schulberg HC, Bruce ML, Lee PW, Barry S, Raue PJ, Lefever JJ, Heo M, Rost K, Kroenke K, Gerrity M, Nutting PA. Re-engineering systems for the treatment of depression in primary care: cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2004 Sep 11;329(7466):602. Epub 2004 Sep 2. (view details in PubMed)

  • Oxman TE, Dietrich AJ, Williams JW Jr, Kroenke K. A three-component model for reengineering systems for the treatment of depression in primary care. Psychosomatics. 2002 Nov-Dec;43(6):441-50 (view details in PubMed)

  • Dietrich AJ, Olson AL, Sox CH, Stevens M, Tosteson TD, Ahles T, Winchell CW, Grant-Petersson J, Collison DW, Sanson-Fisher R A community-based randomized trial encouraging sun protection for children. Pediatrics. 1998 Dec;102(6):E64. (view details in PubMed)