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photo Bruce L. Rollman, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Biomedical Informatics, and Clinical and Translational Science

Director, Center for Behavioral Health and Smart Technology

Email: rollmanbl@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2659

Contact
Office: 230 McKee Place
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2659
Fax: 412-692-4838
E-mail: rollmanbl@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Annamarie Turner
Address: 230 McKee Place
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: turnera@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-692-2659
Fax: 412-692-4838
Education and Training
Education
BA, Biology, University of Pennyslvania, 1984
MD, Jefferson Medical College, 1988
MPH, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, 1993
Training
Internship, University of Maryland, 1989
Residency, University of Maryland, 1991
Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 1995
Research Interest
Dr. Rollman's research focuses on developing novel interventions to treat depression and anxiety disorders in non-psychiatric settings. He has been principal investigator on six NIH-funded R01 clinical trials including the Online Treatment for Mood and Anxiety Disorders Trial that evaluated the impact of incorporating a computerized cognitive behavioral therapy program and Internet support group into a collaborative care intervention; and the Hopeful Heart Trial presently testing the effectiveness of a “blended" collaborative care model for treating heart failure and depression simultaneously.

Dr. Rollman has also served as a co-investigator and consultant on numerous other research projects, and published over 90 scientific papers, including first-authored papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Annals of Internal Medicine, and has 4 U.S. patents for health-related inventions. As a result of these and other projects, and through over 20 years of primary care practice, he has become highly experienced with state-of-the-art techniques for treating mood and anxiety disorders in non-psychiatric settings, and the conduct of comparative effectiveness trials.
Educational Interest
Dr. Rollman and colleagues recently formed the Center for Behavioral Health and Smart Technology (CBHST), a multidisciplinary group within the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Research on Health Care and Division of General Internal Medicine. The CBHST’s missions are to (1) support the creation, evaluation, and dissemination of pragmatic solutions to address some of the most common, challenging, and costly behavioral health problems we encounter today; and (2) provide an academic home for talented new investigators and junior faculty pursuing these efforts at the intersection of clinical medicine, health services research, and computer science.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Rollman, B.L., Mead, L.A., Wang, N.Y., Klag, M. J. Medical specialty and the incidence of divorce. New England Journal of Medicine. 1997; 336(11): 800-3.
Rollman, B.L., Hanusa, B.H., Lowe, H.J., Gilbert, T., Kapoor, W.N., Schulberg, H.C. A randomized trial using computerized decision support to improve treatment of major depression in primary care. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2002; (17)7: 493-503.
Rollman, B.L., Belnap, B.H., Mazumdar, S., Houck, P.R., Zhu, F., Gardner, W., Reynolds, C.F., Schulberg, H.C., Shear, M.K. A randomized trial to improve the quality of treatment for panic and generalized anxiety. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2005; 62(12): 1332-41.
Rollman, B.L., Fischer, G.S., Zhu, F., Belnap, B.H. Comparison of electronic physician prompts versus waitroom case-finding on clinical trial enrollment. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2008; 23(4): 447-50.
Rollman, B.L., Herbeck Belnap, B., LeMenager, M.S., Mazumdar, S., Houck, P.R., Counihan, P.J., Kapoor, W.N., Schulberg, H.C., Reynolds, C.F. Telephone-delivered collaborative care for treating post-CABG depression: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2009; 302: 2095-2103.
Rollman, B.L., Huffman, J.C. Treating Anxiety in the Presence of Medical Comorbidity: Calmly Moving Forward. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2013; 75: 710-712.
Donohue, J.M., Herbeck Belnap, B., Men, A., He, F., Roberts, M.S., Schulberg, H.C., Reynolds, C.F., Rollman, B.L. 12-Month Cost-Effectiveness of Telephone-Delivered Collaborative Care for Treating Depression Following CABG Surgery. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2014; 36: 453-9.
Rollman, B.L., Herbeck Belnap, B., Rotondi, A.J. Internet Support Groups for Health: Ready for the Affordable Care Act. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2014; 29: 1436-8.
Schuster, J.M., Herbeck Belnap, B., Roth, L.H., Rollman, B.L. The Checklist Manifesto in Action: Integrating Depression Treatment into Routine Cardiac Care. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2016; 40: 1-2.
Deveney, T., Belnap, B.H., Mazumdar, S., Rollman, B.L. The Prognostic Impact and Optimal Timing of the Patient Health Questionnaire Depression Screen on 4-Year Mortality Among Hospitalized Patients with Systolic Heart Failure. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2016.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Internet Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorders in Primary Care
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Grant Number: R34 MH107541
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2018
Title: Internet Support Groups: Isolating and Improving Pathways Towards Mental Health
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Carnegie-Mellon University/National Institute of Mental Health
Grant Number: R21 MH106880
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2017
Title: Pragmatic Trial of Behavioral Interventions for Insomnia in Hypertensive Patients
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: UH2 HL125103
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019
Title: The University of Pittsburgh PCOR Career Development Program
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant Number: K12 HS022989
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019
Title: Blended Collaborative Care for Heart Failure and Co-Morbid Depression
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 HL114016
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2018
Title: Online Treatments for Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Grant Number: R01 MH093501
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2016
Title: Pragmatic Trial of Population-Based Programs to Prevent Suicide Attempt
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Group Health Cooperative/National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine
Grant Number: UH2 AT007755
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2013
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Research Education Core
Role: ICRE Faculty
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: UL1 TR000005
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016
Title: Optimizing Care for Older Adults with Back Pain
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R01 AG033575
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
Notable Achievements
Speaker, Opening Plenary Session, 39h Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, 2016
Invited speaker, White House Behavioral Health IT Innovations Conference, 2013
Member, Behavioral Health Measurement Advisory Panel, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), 2011
Research Award Presentation, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2010
Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Plenary Presentation, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, 2009
UPMC Marshall Webster Physician Leadership and Development Program, 2008
Elected member, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, 2006
Speaker, Opening Plenary Session, 27th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, 2004
Tenure awarded, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2004