Research Departments & Organizations
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.
Dr. Rohrbaugh has also been interested in teaching beginning clinicians to identify data in a patient's narrative and to develop a bio-psycho-social formulation. Several publications and one book describe both teaching methods and methods to evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions.
Most recently, Dr. Rohrbaugh's education interventions have been in the area of global health education for medical students and global mental health education for residents. Dr. Rohrbaugh and colleagues have described the development of the certificate in Global Medicine program and the national context in which is was developed as well as the effects that the Yale Global Mental Health program have had on the department as a whole.
Specialized Terms: Undergraduate Medical Education; Post-graduate (Residency) Education; Global Health Education
Clinical Elective Site Director Bogotá, Colombia (2012)
Clinical Elective Site Director Lima District, Peru (2011)
Clinical Elective Site Director Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010)
Post graduate medical education Changsha, China (2006)
Education Consultant to Xiangya School of Medicine in development of a hospital system wide residency education program
Undergraduate Medical Education Changsha, China (2006)
Development of Clinical Electives for fourth and fifth year medical students
Integrated Medical Care for Patients with Serious Psychiatric Illness
Druss B, Rohrbaugh RM, Levinson CM, Rosenheck R: Integrated Medical Care for Patients with Serious Psychiatric Illness. Archives of General Psychiatry 2001; 58: 861-868 2001
An operationalized approach to teaching Bio-Psycho-Social Formulation
Ross DA, van Schalkwyk G and Rohrbaugh RM: An Operationalized Approach to Biopsychosocial Formulation. Medical Education 2014; 48: 529 2014
General Medical Training in Psychiatry Residencies
Annamalai A, Rohrbaugh RM, Sernyak M: General Medical Training in Psychiatry Residencies. Academic Psychiatry 2015; 39(4): 437-441 2015
Effective Research Mentoring for Residents: meeting the needs of early career physicians
van Schalkwyk, GL, Katz RC, van Schalkwyk SC, Resignato J, Rohrbaugh RM: Effective Research Mentoring for Residents: meeting the needs of early career physicians. Academic Psychiatry (2016); DOI: 10.1007/s40596-016-0625-9 2016
Health Policy and Ethics: A critical examination of values in global settings
Worthington R and Rohrbaugh, RM, “Health Policy and Ethics: A critical examination of values in global settings” Radcliffe, London. 2012 2012
Structure of global health programs in US medical schools: a web based review of certificates, tracks and concentrations
Peluso M, Forrestal A, Hafler J and Rohrbaugh RM: Structure of global health programs in US medical schools: a web based review of certificates, tracks and concentrations. Academic Medicine 2013; 88: 124-130 2013
Impact of a Global Mental Health Program on a Residency Training Program
Marienfeld C and Rohrbaugh RM: Impact of a Global Mental Health Program on a Residency Training Program. Academic Psychiatry 2013; 37: 276-280 2013
Bidirectional Exchanges of Medical Students Between Institutional Partners in Global Health Clinical Education Programs: Putting Ethical Principles into Practice.
Rohrbaugh R, Kellett A, Peluso MJ. Bidirectional Exchanges of Medical Students Between Institutional Partners in Global Health Clinical Education Programs: Putting Ethical Principles into Practice. Annals Of Global Health 2016, 82:659-664. 2016