Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Mark Zimmerman, MD, is the Director of Outpatient Psychiatry and the Partial Hospital Program at Rhode Island Hospital and director of the Rhode Island Methods to Improve Diagnostic Assessment and Services (MIDAS) project. The goal of the MIDAS project has been to integrate research methodology into routine clinical practice in order to examine a number of issues related to diagnostic comorbidity and treatment outcome. Dr. Zimmerman has conducted research in psychiatry for more than a two decades resulting in more than 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Much of Dr. Zimmerman's research has been in the area of assessment and diagnosis. While a research assistant at the University of Iowa, Dr. Zimmerman developed a self-report questionnaire to diagnose DSM-III major depressive disorder, and was one of the authors of the first semi-structured interview to assess the DSM-III personality disorders. Through his academic career he has continued his interest in scale development and most recently developed measures of the anxious distress specifier and mixed features specifier of Major Depressive Disorder, and a measure of patient satisfaction. Dr. Zimmerman is on the editorial board of 11 journals, and the associate editor of Psychiatry Research and the Journal of Personality Disorders.

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