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Richard W. Goldberg

Richard W. Goldberg Ph.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Psychiatry
Additional Title(s): Director, VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5)
Location: 737 W. Lombard Street Suite 500 A/B
Phone: 410-706-8473
Fax: 410-706-0022

Personal History:

Richard W. Goldberg, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry's Division of Psychiatric Services Research. He is also the Director of the VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5) Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC). He received his B.S. from Cornell University in 1985 and received his Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994. Soon after completing a year of post-doctoral training at the D.C. Commission on Mental Health Service-St. Elizabeth's Hospital, he started working at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and in 1998 joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Goldberg is also the National Hub-site Director for the multi-site VA funded Psychosocial Rehabilitation Fellowship Program. Since 2012, he has also served as National Director of the VA Psychosocial Rehabilitation Training Program and oversees the VA national roll-out of Social Skills Training, a recovery-oriented evidence-based treatment.

Research Interests:

Dr. Goldberg’s research portfolio includes foundation, VA and NIH funded studies focusing on the recovery and community functioning of adults with schizophrenia and related disorders. His work has focused the development, evaluation and implementation of recovery oriented treatments and services designed to improve vocational and physical health outcomes. He has published over 75 scientific articles and delivered numerous national presentations based on his work.

Clinical Specialty:

Dr. Goldberg is a licensed psychologist specializing in working with adults living with serious mental illnesses.


Select Publications include:

Dixon, L., Goldberg, R., McNary S., Lehman, A. (2001). The impact of health status on work, symptoms and functional outcomes in severe mental illness. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 189:17-23.

Goldberg, R., Lucksted, A., McNary, S., Gold, J., Dixon, L., Lehman, A. (2001). Correlates of longer-term unemployment among inner-city adults with serious and persistent mental illness. Psychiatric Services 52(1):101-104.

Goldberg, R., Seybolt, D., and Lehman, A. (2002). Reliable Self-Report of Health Service Utilization by Individuals with Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatric Services 53(7): 879-881.

Goldberg, R., Rollins, A., and Lehman, A. (2003). Social network correlates among people with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal 26(4):393-402.

Osher, F. Goldberg, R., McNary, S., Swartz, M., Essock, S., Butterfield, M., and Rosenberg, S. (2003). Substance abuse and the Transmission of Hepatitis C among persons with severe mental illness. Psychiatric Services 54(6):842-847.

Lehman, A., Kreyenbuhl, J., Buchanan, R., Dickerson, F., Dixon, L., Goldberg, R., Green-Paden, L., Tenhula, W., Boerescu ,D., Tek, C. and Sandson, N. (2004). The Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT): Updates Treatment Recommendations 2003. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 30(2): 193-217.

Dixon, L., Kreyenbuhl, J., Dickerson, F., Donner, T., Brown, C., Wohlheiter, K., Postrado, L., Goldberg, R., Fang, L., Marrano, C., Messias, E. (2004). A comparison of type-2 diabetes outcomes among persons with and without severe mental illness. Psychiatric Services. 55(8): 892-900.

Goldberg, R., Rollins, A., and McNary, S. (2004). The working alliance inventory: Modification and use with seriously mentally ill consumers in a vocational rehabilitation program. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 27(3): 267-270.

Goldberg, R. (2004). Hepatitis and HIV screening, education and treatment for adults with serious mental illness. General Hospital Psychiatry. 26 (2) 167-168.

Cook, J., Leff, S., Blyler, C., Gold, P., Goldberg, R., Mueser, K., Toprac, M., McFarlane, W., Shafer, M., Blankertz, L., Dudek, K., Razzano, L., Grey, D., Burke-Miller, J. (2005). Results of a multi-site randomized implementation effectiveness trial of supported employment interventions for individuals with severe mental illness. Archives of General Psychiatry.  62: 505-512.

Goldberg, R. (2005). A multi-faceted approach to helping HIV/HCV co-infected adults with serious mental illness. AIDS. S215-S220.

Goldberg, R., Himelhoch, S., Kreyenbuhl, J., Dickerson, F., Hackman, A., Fang, L., Brown, C., Wohlheiter, K., and Dixon, L. (2005). Predictors of HIV and hepatitis testing and related service utilization among individuals with serious mental illness. Psychosomatics,. 46:573-577.

Goldberg, R., Kreyenbuhl, J., Medoff, D., Dickerson, F., Wohlheiter, K., Fang, L., and Dixon, L. (2007). Quality of diabetes care among adults with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services. 58(4): 536-543.

Goldberg, R., Gmyrek, A. (2007). Use of medical emergency departments by veterans with schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services. 58(4): 566-567.

Goldberg, R., Hackman, A., Cook, B. (2007) Mental health providers’ involvement in diabetes management. Psychiatric Services.58:1501-15-2.

Goldberg, R., Hackman, A., Medoff, D., Brown, C., Dickerson, F., Fang, L., Kreyenbuhl, J., Dixon, L. (2008). Physical wellness and employment status and adults with serious mental illness. Community Mental Health Journal, 44:245-251.

Goldberg, R. and Seth P. (2008). Hepatitis C services and individuals with serious mental illness. Community Mental Health Journal, 44:381-384.

Dixon, L., Goldberg, R., Iannone, V., Lucksted, A., Brown, C., Kreyenbuhl, J., Fang, L., Potts, W. (2009). Use of a critical time intervention to promote continuity of care after psychiatric inpatient hospitalization. Psychiatric Services, 60(4):451-459.

Goldberg, R., Tapscott S. Calmes, C., Wolfe, R,.(2009). HIV and hepatitis knowledge among individuals with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 33:375-377.

Dixon, L., Medoff, D., Goldberg, R., Lucksted, A., Kreyenbuhl, J., DiClementae C., Potts W., Letih, J., Borwn C., Adams, C., Afful, J. (2009). Is implementation of the 5 A’s of smoking cessation at community mental health centers effective for reduction of smoking by patients with serious mental illness? The American Journal on Additions, 18:386-392.

Dixon, L., Dickerson, F., Bellack, A., Bennett, M., Dickinson, D., Goldberg, R., Lehman, A., Tenhula W., Calmes, C., Pasillas, R, Peer J, and Kreyenbuhl, J. (2010). The 2009 Schizophrenia PORT psychosocial treatment recommendations and summary statements. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 36(1):48-70.

Goldberg, R. and Resnick, S. (2010). US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Efforts to Promote Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery. Psychiatry Rehabilitation Journal, 33(4): 255-258.

Rosenberg, S., Goldberg, R., Dixon, L., Wolford, G., Slade, E., Himelhoch, S., Gallucci, G., Potts, W., Tapscott, S., Welsh, C. (2010). Assessing the STIRR model of best practices for blood-borne infections of clients with SMI. Psychiatric Services, 61(9): 885-891.

Goldberg, R., Dickerson, F., Lucksted, A., Brown, C., Weber, E., Tenhula, W., Kreyenbuhl, J, Dixon, L. (2013). Living Well: An intervention to improve self-management of medical illness for individuals with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 64(1): 51-57.

Daumit, G., Dickerson, F., Wang, N., Dalcin, A., Jerome, G., Anderson, C., Young, D., Frick, K., Yu, A., Gennusa, J., Oefinger, M., Crum, R., Charleston, J., Casagrand, S., Guallar, E., Goldberg, R., Campbell, L., Appel, L. (2013). A behavioral weight-loss intervention in persons with serious mental illness. The New England Journal of Medicine, 368:1594-1602.

Goldberg, R., Reeves, G., Tapscott, S., Medoff, D., Dickerson, F., Goldberg, A., Ryan, A., Fang, L., Dixon, L. (2013). “MOVE!”: Outcomes of a weight loss program modified for veterans with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 64(8): 737-744.

Marshall, T., Goldberg, R., Braude L., Dougherty, R., Daniel, A., Ghose, S., George, P., Delphin-Rittmon, M. (2014). Supported employment: Assessing the evidence. Psychiatric Services, 65(1): 16-23.

Shaffer, S., Hutchison, S., Ayers, A., Goldberg, R., Herman, D., Duch, D., Kogan, J., Terhorst, L. (2015). Brief critical time intervention to reduce psychiatric re-hospitalization. Psychiatric Services, Nov 66;(11):1155-61.

Klingaman, E., Hoerster, K., Aakre, J., Viverito, K., Medoff, D., and Goldberg, R. (2016). Veterans with PTSD report more weight loss barriers than veterans with no mental health disorders. General Hospital Psychiatry, 39:1-7.