Community Mental Health Centers; Mental Health; Psychiatry; Veterans Health
Dr. Hermes is a researcher and educator working at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System who investigates trends in mental healthcare in large healthcare organizations such as the Veterans Health Administration. Along with investigating recent trends in VA mental healthcare utilization, he is interested in evaluating current approaches to the use of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies in real-world clinical settings as well as the implementation and evaluation of novel treatments.
His recent work has focused on assessing how providers use pharmacologic agents, such as second-generation antipsychotics and sedative-hypnotics in real-world clinical practice, especially in contexts where use may be complicated by side-effects, such as obesity, or driven by less well-documented clinical problems such as insomnia. The recent surge in the development of computer-based therapies has provided Dr. Hermes with the opportunity to evaluate the implementation and outcomes of this novel therapeutic platform, specifically those programs focused on treating insomnia, as a proxy for other computer-based therapies, and as a potential augmentation or substitute to pharmacologic treatment.
Specialized Terms: mental healthcare in large healthcare organizations; current approaches to the use of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies in real-world clinical settings; pharmacologic agents in real-world clinical practice; computer-based therapies
Use of second-generation antipsychotic agents for sleep and sedation: a provider survey.
Hermes EDA, Sernyak M, Rosenheck R. Use of Second Generation Antipsychotics for Sleep and Sedation: A Provider Survey. Sleep 2013; 36(4): 597-600. PMID:23565006
Prescription of Second-Generation Antipsychotics: Responding to Treatment Risk in Real World Practice.
Hermes EDA, Sernyak M, Rosenheck R. Prescription of Second-Generation Antipsychotics: Responding to Treatment Risk in Real World Practice Psychiatric Services 2012; release ahead of print. PMID: 23241613
Minimum Clinically Important Difference In The Positive And Negative Syndrome Scale Using Data From The CATIE Schizophrenia Trial.
Hermes EDA, Sokoloff D, Rosenheck R. Minimum Clinically Important Difference In The Positive And Negative Syndrome Scale Using Data From The CATIE Schizophrenia Trial. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2012; 73(4):526-33. PMID: 22579152
Recent Trends in The Treatment Of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder And Other Mental Health Disorders In The Veteran Health Administration.
Hermes EDA, Rosenheck R, Desai R, Fontana A. Recent Trends in The Treatment Of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder And Other Mental Health Disorders In The Veteran Health Administration. Psychiatric Services 2012; 63(5):471-76. PMID: 22422018
Full List of PubMed Publications
- Hermes ED, Rosenheck RA: Implementing Computer-Based Psychotherapy Among Veterans in Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use Disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Feb; 2015 Dec 1. PMID: 26620286
- Hermes ED, Tsai J, Rosenheck R: Technology Use and Interest in Computerized Psychotherapy: A Survey of Veterans in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders. Telemed J E Health. 2015 Sep; 2015 Apr 28. PMID: 25919453
- Hermes ED, Sernyak M, Rosenheck R: Use of second-generation antipsychotic agents for sleep and sedation: a provider survey. Sleep. 2013 Apr 1; 2013 Apr 1. PMID: 23565006
- Hermes ED, Sernyak MJ, Rosenheck RA: Prescription of second-generation antipsychotics: responding to treatment risk in real-world practice. Psychiatr Serv. 2013 Mar 1. PMID: 23241613
- Hermes ED, Sernyak M, Rosenheck R: Impact of a program encouraging the use of generic antipsychotics. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Aug 1; 2012 Aug 1. PMID: 22928800
- Hermes ED, Wells TS, Smith B, Boyko EJ, Gackstetter GG, Miller SC, Smith TC, Millennium Cohort Study Team.: Smokeless tobacco use related to military deployment, cigarettes and mental health symptoms in a large, prospective cohort study among US service members. Addiction. 2012 May; 2012 Jan 23. PMID: 22126651
- Hermes ED, Sokoloff D, Stroup TS, Rosenheck RA: Minimum clinically important difference in the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale with data from the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE). J Clin Psychiatry. 2012 Apr. PMID: 22579152
- Hermes ED, Rosenheck RA, Desai R, Fontana AF: Recent trends in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and other mental disorders in the VHA. Psychiatr Serv. 2012. PMID: 22422018
- Hermes ED, Webb TS, Wells TS: Aircraft type and other risk factors for spinal disorders: data from 19,673 military cockpit aircrew. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2010 Sep. PMID: 20824991