Robert M Rohrbaugh, MD

Professor of Psychiatry; Deputy Chair for Education and Career Development, Department of Psychiatry; Residency Program Director, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Office of International Medical Student Education, Yale School of Medicine

Research Interests

Internship and Residency; Medicine; Mental Health Services; Global Health; Evidence-Based Medicine; Ethical Analysis; Electronic Health Records; Psychiatry and Psychology; Health Care

Research Organizations

Psychiatry: Aging & Geriatric Psychiatry, Division of

Faculty Research

Global Health Initiative

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Rohrbaugh has developed clinical programs and educational programs at the interface of geropsychiatry and medicine. His research has been focused on evaluating the effect these interventions have had on patient care and on trainee education and skill development. For example, Dr. Rohrbaugh developed a psychiatry primary care clinic at VA-Connecticut to provide primary care medical services to patients with serious mental illness. He also participated on the team that evaluated this intervention and found it improved access, quality of care, and cost essentially the same as standard care. Dr. Rohrbaugh included a module on psychiatry resident education on the principles of primary care in the development of the clinic. This module was part of a national review of such interventions recently published by Dr. Rohrbaugh in 2009.

Specialized Terms: Undergraduate Medical Education; Post-graduate (Residency) Education; Electronic Medical Record; Practice Based Learning

Extensive Research Description

Use of Electronic Medical Record to Enhance Resident Competency in Practice Based Learning

Ethical Analysis in International Settings

Resident Physician Recognition of Overweight and Obesity in Patients with Psychiatric Illness

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Robert M Rohrbaugh, MD
Mailing Address
Department of Psychiatry300 George St
New Haven, CT 06511-