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Richard W. Goldberg

Richard W. Goldberg Ph.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Psychiatry
Administrative Title: Interim Director For Va Mirecc
Location: 737 W. Lombard Street Suite 500 A/B
Phone: 410-706-8473
Phone: 410-637-1851
Fax: 410-637-1880

Personal History:

Dr. Goldberg completed his undergraduate work at Cornell University and received his Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is currently the Director of the VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5) Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC). His research portfolio includes both VA and NIH funded studies focusing on the quality of psychiatric and medical care for people living with serious mental illnesses. He is also actively engaged in clinical intervention research focusing on improving the physical health status of mentally ill consumers.

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Goldberg is also actively involved in training. Before becoming Director of the VISN 5 MIRECC, he served as Director of Training for the VISN 5 MIRECC VA Special Fellowship Program in Advanced Psychiatry and Psychology. Currently, he is National Director of the VA Psychosocial Rehabilitation Training Program and Director of the Hub Site overseeing the multi-site National VA Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services.

Research Interests:

Summary of Key Research Interests: Serious Mental Illness; Services Research; Medical Co-Morbidity; Implementation Science; Behavioral Health Interventions.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Aâ?Ts 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.

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., 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., 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., 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.

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.

Lehman, A., Goldberg, R., Dixon, L., McNary S., Postrado, L., Hackman, A., and McDonnell K. (2002) Improving Employment Outcomes for Persons with Severe Mental Illness. Archives of General Psychiatry 59:165-172.

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.