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Mark T. Hegel, PhD

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

Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA - PhD 1988
University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT - MA 1982
Assumption College, Worcester, MA - BS 1979

New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center

Contact Information:

Department of Psychiatry
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: DHMC Lebanon, NH
Phone: 603-650-7539

Assistant: Maureen Ostertag
Asst. Phone: 603-650-6188
Asst. Email:

Professional Interests:

Behavioral health services in medical patients; Electronic tools for delivery of behavioral health interventions

Grant Information:

Principal Investigator: NCI, “Participation Restrictions in Young-Middle Adult Rural Breast Cancer Survivors” (R21CA140849) (4/1/10-3/31/12), $250,000 TDC.

Principal Investigator: Johnson & Johnson, Inc., “Development and Evaluation of Enhanced HealthMedia® OVERCOMING™ Depression to Support Collaborative Depression Treatment in Primary Care: The RESPECT-D-E (Enhanced) Trial” (4/1/10-3/31/13), $689,214 TDC.

Co-Investigator: NINR “Early vs. Later Palliative Cancer Care: Clinical and Biobehavioral Effects”(R01NR011871-01). PI:Marie Bakitas, Dartmouth Medical School (10/1/09-9/30/12).

Consultant: NIMH, “Telehealth Problem Solving Therapy for Depressed Homebound Adults” (R34) PI: Namkee Choi, University of Texas at Austin (4/1/09-3/31/11).

Consultant: NIA, “Improving Care Planning and Well-being in Older Adults with Macular Degeneration” (R01AG00280422). PI: Silvia Sorensen, University of Rochester (7/09-6/14) $1,827,976 TDC

Consultant: NIMH, “Treating Subthreshold Depression in Geriatric Vision Rehabilitation”(R34MH079980). PI: Amy Horowitz, Mt Sinai School of Medicine (9/1/09-8/31/11)

Principal Investigator: Cancer and Leukemia Group B Foundation, “Feasibility of a Phone-Delivered Behavioral Activation/Problem Solving Intervention to Enhance Role Function Recovery and QOL in ‘At-Risk’ Breast Cancer Patients Following Cancer Treatment” (70804) (2008-2010), $25,000 TDC.

Co-Investigator: NEI, “Low Vision Depression Prevention Trial for Age Related Macular Degeneration” (U01 EY018819-01). PI: Barry Rovner, Thomas Jefferson University (1/1/09-12/31/13).

Principal Investigator: NCI, “Preserving Function in Rural Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy” (1R03CA124200-01) (9/1/06 – 8/31/08).

Principal Investigator: NCI, “Improving Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer” (R01CA101704) (4/1/06-6/30/08).

Co-Investigator: NCI, “Cancer Patients’ Assessments Regarding Excellence (CARE)”. PI: Joan Teno, Brown University (4/1/06-6/30/07).

Co-Investigator: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Program, "Managing Depression in Mothers of Head Start Preschoolers". PI: Michael Silverstein, Boston University (1/06-12/10).

Co-Investigator: NEI, “Improving Function in Age Related Macular Degeneration”; PI: Barry Rovner, Thomas Jefferson University (10/05-9/10).

Co-Investigator: NSBRI, “Development of a Smart Medical System for Psychosocial Support During Long Duration Space Flight”; PI: James Carter, Harvard Medical School (1/05-12/07).

Courses Taught:

Family Practice Clerkship Facilitator (DMS III and IV)
Health, Society and the Physician (DMS IV)

Selected Publications:


Effect of Telehealth Treatment by Lay Counselors vs by Clinicians on Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults Who Are Homebound: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Choi NG, Marti CN, Wilson NL, Chen GJ, Sirrianni L, Hegel MT, Bruce ML, Kunik ME
JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Aug 3;3(8):e2015648. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.15648. Epub 2020 Aug 3.
PMID: 32865577

Study protocol for a multisite randomised controlled trial of a rehabilitation intervention to reduce participation restrictions among female breast cancer survivors.
Stevens CJ, Hegel MT, Bakitas MA, Bruce M, Azuero A, Pisu M, Chamberlin M, Keene K, Rocque G, Ellis D, Gilbert T, Morency JL, Newman RM, Codini ME, Thorp KE, Dos Anjos SM, Cloyd DZ, Echols J, Milford AN, Ingram SA, Davis J, Lyons KD
BMJ Open. 2020 Feb 13;10(2):e036864. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-036864. Epub 2020 Feb 13.
PMID: 32060166

Health Through Activity: Initial Evaluation of an In-Home Intervention for Older Adults With Cancer.
Lyons KD, Bruce ML, Hull JG, Kaufman PA, Li Z, Stearns DM, Lansigan F, Chamberlin M, Fuld A, Bartels SJ, Whipple J, Bakitas MA, Hegel MT
Am J Occup Ther. 2019 Sep/Oct;73(5):7305205070p1-7305205070p11. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2019.035022.
PMID: 31484031

Technology-assisted nursing for postpartum support: A randomized controlled trial.
McCarter DE, Demidenko E, Sisco TS, Hegel MT
J Adv Nurs. 2019 Oct;75(10):2223-2235. doi: 10.1111/jan.14114. Epub 2019 Jul 21.
PMID: 31222789

Leveraging digital technology to intervene on personality processes to promote healthy aging.
Marsch LA, Hegel MT, Greene MA
Personal Disord. 2019 Jan;10(1):33-45. doi: 10.1037/per0000275.
PMID: 30604982

Preventing Cognitive Decline in Black Individuals With Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Hegel MT, Leiby B
JAMA Neurol. 2018 Dec 1;75(12):1487-1493. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.2513.
PMID: 30208380

Measuring outcomes of digital technology-assisted nursing postpartum: A randomized controlled trial.
McCarter DE, Demidenko E, Hegel MT
J Adv Nurs. 2018 May 17; doi: 10.1111/jan.13716. Epub 2018 May 17.
PMID: 29772609

An online randomized controlled trial, with or without problem-solving treatment, for long-term cancer survivors after hematopoietic cell transplantation.
Syrjala KL, Yi JC, Artherholt SB, Romano JM, Crouch ML, Fiscalini AS, Hegel MT, Flowers MED, Martin PJ, Leisenring WM
J Cancer Surviv. 2018 Aug;12(4):560-570. doi: 10.1007/s11764-018-0693-9. Epub 2018 May 5.
PMID: 29730827

Goal Attainment and Goal Adjustment of Older Adults During Person-Directed Cancer Rehabilitation.
Lyons KD, Newman RM, Kaufman PA, Bruce ML, Stearns DM, Lansigan F, Chamberlin M, Bartels SJ, Whipple J, Hegel MT
Am J Occup Ther. 2018 Mar/Apr;72(2):7202205110p1-7202205110p8. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2018.023648.
PMID: 29426388

The role of a palliative care intervention in moderating the relationship between depression and survival among individuals with advanced cancer.
Prescott AT, Hull JG, Dionne-Odom JN, Tosteson TD, Lyons KD, Li Z, Li Z, Dragnev KH, Hegel MT, Steinhauser KE, Ahles TA, Bakitas MA
Health Psychol. 2017 Dec;36(12):1140-1146. doi: 10.1037/hea0000544. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
PMID: 29048177

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