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Robert L. Trestman, Ph.D., M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Nursing
Academic Office Location:
Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-5386
Phone: 860-679-5596
Fax: 860-679-5519
Email: trestman@uchc.edu
Website(s):

Center for Public Health and Health Policy

Correctional Managed Health Care

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Oxford Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry

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Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.Carnegie-Mellon UniversityChemistry
Ph.D.University of TennesseeExperimental Psychology/Behavioral Medicine
M.D.University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center at MemphisMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipMount Sinai Medical CenterPsychiatry
ResidencyMount Sinai Medical CenterPsychiatry
FellowshipBronx VA Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical CenterPsychiatry Research

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Member, Board of DirectorsAmerican Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Institute
Chair of the Research CommitteeAmerican Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Institute for Education and Rese
Co-Chair, 6th Annual Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health Care
Expert Panel Member, Justice and Health Data Exchange InitiativeVera Institute for Justice
Board SecretaryAcademic Consortium for Criminal Justice Health
Associate, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Norval Morris Project Keystone Group MemberNational Institute of Correction
Member, Scientific Advisory CommitteeNIMH Services Research Conference
FellowAmerican Psychiatric Association
Council MemberAmerican Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
AdvisorNational GAINS Center for Evidence Based Programs in the Justice System
Commissioned Paper in support of the Committee on Ethical Considerations for Revisions to DHHS Regulations on Prisoner ResearchInstitute of Medicine
Member, Scientific Advisory BoardNational Education and Awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder
Senior FellowChild Health and Development Institute
Mayoral Citation and City Council Resolution, in recognition of service to the Jewish Children’s Regional ServiceCity of New Orleans
PresidentPersonality Disorders Foundation
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)/ Mead Johnson Travel AwardACNP
Young Investigator AwardNARSAD
Teacher of the YearDepartment of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Research Psychiatrist TraineeshipVeterans Administration
Sol Ginsberg Fellow Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
Marcel Heiman Memorial Award for Outstanding ResearchDepartment of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
School of Medicine Public Issue CouncilAdvisory CommitteeChairUConn HealthLocal2015
UConn Health Sciences Restructuring CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn-StorrsUniversity2015
Connecticut Health Disparities CouncilAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalRegional2015
NIMH Data Safety Monitoring Board, Panel BProfessional/Scientific OrganizationAd-hoc MemberExternalNational2015
American Academy of Psychiatry and the LawProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMember, Board of DirectorsExternalNational2015
American Academy of Psychiatry and the LawProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChair of the Research CommitteeExternalNational2015
Children’s Fund of Connecticut http://www.childrensfundofct.org/Advisory CommitteeBoard ChairState2014
Senior Appointments and Promotions CommitteeSecondary MemberLocal20132015
Council on Psychiatry and the Law, American Psychiatric AssociationMemberNational2013
Work Group on Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System, American Psychiatric AssociationChairNational2013
Academic Consortium for Criminal Justice Health http://www.accjh.org/Advisory CommitteeBoard SecretaryNational2012
Academic Consortium for Criminal Justice HealthFounding Board MemberNational2012
Academic Consortium for Criminal Justice HealthSecretaryNational2012
Academic Consortium for Criminal Justice HealthResearch CommitteeMemberNational2012
Program Committee, Child Health and Development InstituteProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairExternalRegional2011
American Academy of Psychiatry and the LawAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalLocal20112013
Special Health Services Subcommittee of the CT Health Information Technology and Exchange Advisory CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalRegional2010
Board Member, Children's Fund of Connecticut and the Child Health and Development InstituteAdvisory CommitteeBoard of DirectorsExternalRegional2009
Review Committee, National Institute of Mental Health “Individual Pre-and Post Doctoral Fellowship Grants” Research CommitteeMemberExternalNational2009
National Institute of Correction, Norval Morris Project Keystone Group Member Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2008
Institutional Review Board, CT Department of Developmental ServicesResearch CommitteeMemberExternalState2008
Institutional and Correctional Forensic Psychiatry Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry and LawMemberNational2008
National Advisory Council, Annual Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health CareMemberNational2008
NIMH MHSR Conference Advisory CommitteeAdvisory BoardExternalNational20072007
Patient Safety System Supervisory GroupMemberLocal2007
National Education and Awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder Advisory CommitteeAdvisory BoardExternalNational2006
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Professional/Scientific OrganizationCouncilorExternalNational20062009
National GAINS Center for Evidence Based Programs in the Justice System Advisory CommitteeAdvisory BoardExternalNational2005
National Institute of Mental Health “Services Research Review Committee” Professional/Scientific OrganizationReview Panel MemberExternalNational20052006
National Institute of Mental Health “Special Emphasis Panel for IP-RISPs” Professional/Scientific OrganizationPanel memberExternalNational20052005
Child Health and Development Institute Professional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalUniversity20042006
American Academy of Psychiatry and the LawResearch CommitteeChairExternalNational2004
University of Connecticut Physician Health CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeChairLocal2004
Personality Disorders Foundation Professional/Scientific OrganizationPresidentExternalNational19982005

Journal Articles

Books

Book Chapters

  • Impulsivity and Aggression.
    Wakai, S. & Trestman, R.L. Textbook of Violence Assessment and Management 2008 Jan;211-236

Conference Papers

Editorials

Letters

Notes

Other

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
“The development, implementation, and dissemination of a skills based psychotherapy for justice-involved people.”LecturePsychiatry Grand Rounds2016Lowe Learning Center
“Decriminalizing Mental Illness.”OtherUnited States House of Representatives2015Rayburn Office Building, Washington, D.C.,
Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery: Research to Practice for JudgesTalkCouncil of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center Headquarters2015New York City
“Treatment of the Mentally Ill During Incarceration.”TalkUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit2015Sacramento, CA.
“Evidence based practice.”TalkNew York State Office of Mental Health2015Albany, NY
“Correctional Mental Health: A Best Practices Sampler”TalkNew York State Correctional Mental Health Staff2015New York
“Health Care behind Locked Doors: Correctional Health Care Can Inform the American Healthcare Debate.”TalkCQM/CPHHP Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series2015CPHHP large conference room
“Mental Illness and Incarceration.”LectureCT Law Review Symposium on Criminal Justice Reform2015, University of Connecticut School of Law
“Treatment of the Mentally Ill During Incarceration.”TalkNinth Circuit Corrections Summit2015United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Constrained ChoiceTalkUniversity of Connecticut, Human Rights Institute2015UConn Storrs Campus
Treating the Mentally Ill Behind BarsTalkJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice2015New York City
A Sentinel Events Approach to Addressing Suicide and Self-Harm in JailLectureVera Institute of Justice Advisory Board Meeting2015New York City
Longitudinal Treatment Outcomes in HIV-Infected Prisoners and Influence of Re-IncarcerationPanel DiscussionCROI2014Boston, MA
Should Mental Health Clinical and Ethical Standards Differ in Correctional Settings?Panel Discussion7th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health2014Houston, TX
Correctional FellowshipsLecture7th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health2014
Building Sustainable Research Teams with CorrectionalLecture7th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health2014Houston, TX
Correctional Mental Health: Historical Development of Existing Guidelines and Their Limitations Regarding Emerging IssuesLecture.” 7th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health2014Houston, TX
Start Now: An Evidence-Informed Group Therapy for Inmates with Behavioral Disorders.Lecture7th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health2014Houston, TX
Correctional Psychiatry, Clinical ForumTalkUniversity of Edinbugh,2014Coatsbridge, Scotland
Why START NOW? A clinical approach to skills, affirmation and strength.TalkUniversity of Basel, Department of Forensic Psychiatry2014Basel, Switzerland
Ethical issues in correctional psychiatryTalkUniversity of Basil, Division of Bioethics2014Basel, Switzerland
Correctional Mental Health: A Best Practices SamplerTalkCorrectional Mental Health Staff2014New York State
Metabolic Syndrome in a Corrections Population Treated With AntipsychoticsTalkAcademic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health2013Chicago, IL
Making Things Better: Academic Views About Consultative and Judicial Impact on Correctional Healthcare.TalkAcademic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health2013Chicago, IL
Start Now: Implementing and Evaluating a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for OffendersTalkAcademic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health2013Chicago, IL
Assessing Chronic Illness Care in PrisonPosterAcademic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health 2013Chicago, IL
Adaptation of Cancer Supportive Care to the Correctional Setting: A Proposed ModelPosterAcademic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health 2013Chicago, IL
Collaborating for Quality and Safety: Implementing Therapeutic Phlebotomy in Connecticut Correctional InfirmariesPosterAcademic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health 2013Chicago, IL
Disability and Suicidal Ideation in Older Prisoners: A Pilot StudyPosterAcademic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health2013Chicago, IL
The Development of a Suicide Prevention Physical Plant Audit Process in Connecticut’s Juvenile Residential ServicesPosterAcademic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health i2013Chicago, IL
Statewide Collaboration Between A Correctional System and a Huntington’ Disease Clinical ProgramPoster2013 World Congress on Huntington’s Disease,2013Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Psychiatric Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain in Correctional SettingsLectureUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the New Jersey Depar2013Trenton, NJ
Correctional Health Services Research: Opportunities for Improving the Public’s Health and its HealthcareTalkUConn Health, Center for Public Health and Health Policy, Brown Bag Series2013East Hartford, CT
Influencing violence in the Years AheadTalkUniversity of Connecticut TEDX Conference2013UConn Storrs Campus
Motivational interviewing: Applications in START NOWTalkCentral New York Psychiatric Center2013Marcy, NY