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    Thomas J McLaughlin ScD

    TitleProfessor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentPediatrics
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
    Phone508-856-3132
      Other Positions
      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentPsychiatry

      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentQuantitative Health Sciences

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentClinical Population Health Research

        Overview 
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        Other Faculty Appointments:
        Harvard Medical School - Senior Lecturer in Ambulatory Care & Prevention

        Scholarly Activity

        Mental Health in Primary Care

        1. Dr. McLaughlin’s research interests are in health delivery system innovation for common mental disorders in primary care populations, especially major depressive disorder in chronically medically ill patients as well as adolescents with mood disorders. Currently a multimillion program award from the National Institute of Mental Health supports a five year work plan to build a bioinformatics tool based on multisource information systems. This information technology tool will facilitate the management of medically ill patients with depression as well as to serve as a research infrastructure for future intervention and practice studies.

        2. Dr. McLaughlin is also interested in developing models for prediction of onset of major affective disorders in pediatric populations that are based upon genetic vulnerability and environmental factors like stress. In particular, he and his colleagues are interested in mediating mechanisms that represent biological and environmental interactions.

        3. In addition, Dr. McLaughlin has a longstanding record of quality measurement and quality improvement interventions, including the use and misuse of consensus treatment guidelines, including. He has been a member of the behavioral health measurement advisory board of the National Committee for Quality Assurance for which he conducted research for the development of quality indicators for depression and other disorders.

        Areas of Research Interest:

        • Depression
        • Chronic Disease Management
        • Quality of Care
        • Quality of Medication Prescribing
        • Health applications of new statistical theory

        Mentoring

        Over the years Dr. McLaughlin has mentored many students and junior investigators and has chaired doctoral committees. He has served as a primary sponsor for clinical investigators pursuing professional development through career training awards from the National Institutes of Health.



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        Rotations

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        The experience of recent students has included the initial stages of grants development including formulation of specific aims, critical review of the empirical literature and identification of methods for quality of pediatric care for spina bifida; analysis of already existing data on adolescent depression and preparation for a manuscript for peer reviewed publication.



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        1. Kerber KA, Burke JF, Skolarus LE, Meurer WJ, Callaghan BC, Brown DL, Lisabeth LD, McLaughlin TJ, Fendrick AM, Morgenstern LB. Use of BPPV Processes in Emergency Department Dizziness Presentations: A Population-Based Study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Mar; 148(3):425-30.
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        2. Aupont O, Doerfler L, Connor DF, Stille C, Tisminetzky M, McLaughlin TJ. A Collaborative Care Model to Improve Access to Pediatric Mental Health Services. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2012 Apr 18.
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        3. Tisminetzky M, Bray BC, Miozzo R, Aupont O, McLaughlin T. Classes of depression, anxiety, and functioning in acute coronary syndrome patients. Am J Health Behav. 2012 Jan; 36(1):20-30.
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        4. Kerber KA, Morgenstern LB, Meurer WJ, McLaughlin T, Hall PA, Forman J, Fendrick AM, Newman-Toker DE. Nystagmus assessments documented by emergency physicians in acute dizziness presentations: a target for decision support? Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Jun; 18(6):619-26.
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        5. Tisminetzky M, Bray BC, Miozzo R, Aupont O, McLaughlin TJ. Identifying symptom profiles of depression and anxiety in patients with an acute coronary syndrome using latent class and latent transition analysis. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2011; 42(2):195-210.
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        6. Downs TJ, Ogneva-Himmelberger Y, Aupont O, Wang Y, Raj A, Zimmerman P, Goble R, Taylor O, Churchill L, Lemay C, McLaughlin T, Felice M. Vulnerability-based spatial sampling stratification for the National Children's Study, Worcester County, Massachusetts: capturing health-relevant environmental and sociodemographic variability. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Sep; 118(9):1318-25.
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        7. Lerner D, Adler DA, Rogers WH, Chang H, Lapitsky L, McLaughlin T, Reed J. Work performance of employees with depression: the impact of work stressors. Am J Health Promot. 2010 Jan-Feb; 24(3):205-13.
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        8. Adams AS, Zhang F, LeCates RF, Graves AJ, Ross-Degnan D, Gilden D, McLaughlin TJ, Lu C, Trinacty CM, Soumerai SB. Prior authorization for antidepressants in Medicaid: effects among disabled dual enrollees. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Apr 27; 169(8):750-6.
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        9. Connor DF, McLaughlin TJ, Jeffers-Terry M. Randomized controlled pilot study of quetiapine in the treatment of adolescent conduct disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2008 Apr; 18(2):140-56.
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        10. Walsh KE, Landrigan CP, Adams WG, Vinci RJ, Chessare JB, Cooper MR, Hebert PM, Schainker EG, McLaughlin TJ, Bauchner H. Effect of computer order entry on prevention of serious medication errors in hospitalized children. Pediatrics. 2008 Mar; 121(3):e421-7.
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        11. Stille CJ, Primack WA, McLaughlin TJ, Wasserman RC. Parents as information intermediaries between primary care and specialty physicians. Pediatrics. 2007 Dec; 120(6):1238-46.
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        12. Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Horgan CM, Garnick DW, McLaughlin TJ. Changing mental health gatekeeping: effects on performance indicators. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2008 Jan; 35(1):3-19.
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        13. Hodgkin D, Merrick EL, Horgan CM, Garnick DW, McLaughlin TJ. Does type of gatekeeping model affect access to outpatient specialty mental health services? Health Serv Res. 2007 Feb; 42(1 Pt 1):104-23.
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        14. Stille CJ, McLaughlin TJ, Primack WA, Mazor KM, Wasserman RC. Determinants and impact of generalist-specialist communication about pediatric outpatient referrals. Pediatrics. 2006 Oct; 118(4):1341-9.
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        15. Michelson AD, Linden MD, Furman MI, Li Y, Barnard MR, Fox ML, Lau WC, McLaughlin TJ, Frelinger AL. Evidence that pre-existent variability in platelet response to ADP accounts for 'clopidogrel resistance'. J Thromb Haemost. 2007 Jan; 5(1):75-81.
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        16. Adler DA, McLaughlin TJ, Rogers WH, Chang H, Lapitsky L, Lerner D. Job performance deficits due to depression. Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Sep; 163(9):1569-76.
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        17. Connor DF, McLaughlin TJ, Jeffers-Terry M, O'Brien WH, Stille CJ, Young LM, Antonelli RC. Targeted child psychiatric services: a new model of pediatric primary clinician--child psychiatry collaborative care. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2006 Jun; 45(5):423-34.
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        18. Carroll BC, McLaughlin TJ, Blake DR. Patterns and knowledge of nonmedical use of stimulants among college students. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006 May; 160(5):481-5.
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        19. Rich-Edwards JW, Kleinman K, Abrams A, Harlow BL, McLaughlin TJ, Joffe H, Gillman MW. Sociodemographic predictors of antenatal and postpartum depressive symptoms among women in a medical group practice. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2006 Mar; 60(3):221-7.
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        20. Connor DF, McLaughlin TJ. Aggression and diagnosis in psychiatrically referred children. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 2006; 37(1):1-14.
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        21. McLaughlin TJ, Aupont O, Bambauer KZ, Stone P, Mullan MG, Colagiovanni J, Polishuk E, Johnstone M, Locke SE. Improving psychologic adjustment to chronic illness in cardiac patients. The role of depression and anxiety. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Dec; 20(12):1084-90.
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        22. Bambauer KZ, Aupont O, Stone PH, Locke SE, Mullan MG, Colagiovanni J, McLaughlin TJ. The effect of a telephone counseling intervention on self-rated health of cardiac patients. Psychosom Med. 2005 Jul-Aug; 67(4):539-45.
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        23. Bambauer KZ, Locke SE, Aupont O, Mullan MG, McLaughlin TJ. Using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale to screen for depression in cardiac patients. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2005 Jul-Aug; 27(4):275-84.
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        24. Connor DF, McLaughlin TJ. A naturalistic study of medication reduction in a residential treatment setting. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2005 Apr; 15(2):302-10.
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        25. Lerner D, Adler DA, Chang H, Lapitsky L, Hood MY, Perissinotto C, Reed J, McLaughlin TJ, Berndt ER, Rogers WH. Unemployment, job retention, and productivity loss among employees with depression. Psychiatr Serv. 2004 Dec; 55(12):1371-8.
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        26. Adler DA, Irish J, McLaughlin TJ, Perissinotto C, Chang H, Hood M, Lapitsky L, Rogers WH, Lerner D. The work impact of dysthymia in a primary care population. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2004 Jul-Aug; 26(4):269-76.
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        27. Bambauer KZ, Soumerai SB, Adams AS, Mah C, Zhang F, McLaughlin TJ. Does antidepressant adherence have an effect on glycemic control among diabetic antidepressant users? Int J Psychiatry Med. 2004; 34(4):291-304.
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        28. Foley DP, Ricciardi R, Traylor AN, McLaughlin TJ, Donohue SE, Wheeler SM, Meyers WC, Quarfordt SH. Effect of hepatic artery flow on bile secretory function after cold ischemia. Am J Transplant. 2003 Feb; 3(2):148-55.
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        29. Soumerai SB, McLaughlin TJ, Ross-Degnan D, Christiansen CL, Gurwitz JH. Effectiveness of thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction in the elderly: cause for concern in the old-old. Arch Intern Med. 2002 Mar 11; 162(5):561-8.
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        30. Fortess EE, Soumerai SB, McLaughlin TJ, Ross-Degnan D. Utilization of essential medications by vulnerable older people after a drug benefit cap: importance of mental disorders, chronic pain, and practice setting. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2001 Jun; 49(6):793-7.
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        31. Majumdar SR, Inui TS, Gurwitz JH, Gillman MW, McLaughlin TJ, Soumerai SB. Influence of physician specialty on adoption and relinquishment of calcium channel blockers and other treatments for myocardial infarction. J Gen Intern Med. 2001 Jun; 16(6):351-9.
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        32. Stanford R, Okamoto L, McLaughlin T. Rates of hospitalization for asthma by insurance status. MedGenMed. 2000 Jan 24; 2(1):E5.
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        33. Ettner SL, Kuhlthau K, McLaughlin TJ, Perrin JM, Gortmaker SL. Impact of expanding SSI on Medicaid expenditures of disabled children. Health Care Financ Rev. 2000; 21(3):185-201.
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        34. McLaughlin TJ, Gurwitz JH, Willison DJ, Gao X, Soumerai SB. Delayed thrombolytic treatment of older patients with acute myocardial infarction. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1999 Oct; 47(10):1222-8.
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        35. Soumerai SB, McLaughlin TJ, Gurwitz JH, Pearson S, Christiansen CL, Borbas C, Morris N, McLaughlin B, Gao X, Ross-Degnan D. Timeliness and quality of care for elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction under health maintenance organization vs fee-for-service insurance. Arch Intern Med. 1999 Sep 27; 159(17):2013-20.
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        36. Foley DP, Vittimberga FJ, Quarfordt SH, Donohue SE, Traylor AN, MacPhee J, McLaughlin T, Ricciardi R, Callery MP, Meyers WC. Biliary secretion of extracorporeal porcine livers with single and dual vessel perfusion. Transplantation. 1999 Aug 15; 68(3):362-8.
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        37. McLaughlin TJ, Soumerai SB, Weinrib D, Aupont O, Cotton D. The association between primary source of ambulatory care and access to and outcomes of treatment among AIDS patients. Int J Qual Health Care. 1999 Aug; 11(4):293-300.
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        38. McLaughlin T. Success in translating guidelines for beta-blocker use in patients following acute myocardial infarction into improved clinical care. Am J Med. 1999 May; 106(5):594-5.
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        39. Gillman MW, Ross-Degnan D, McLaughlin TJ, Gao X, Spiegelman D, Hertzmark E, Goldman L, Soumerai SB. Effects of long-acting versus short-acting calcium channel blockers among older survivors of acute myocardial infarction. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1999 May; 47(5):512-7.
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        40. Reich MR, Wagner AK, McLaughlin TJ, Dumbaugh KA, Derai-Cochin M. Pharmaceutical donations by the USA: an assessment of relevance and time-to-expiry. Bull World Health Organ. 1999; 77(8):675-80.
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        41. Perrin JM, Kuhlthau K, McLaughlin TJ, Ettner SL, Gortmaker SL. Changing patterns of conditions among children receiving Supplemental Security Income disability benefits. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999 Jan; 153(1):80-4.
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        42. Willison DJ, Soumerai SB, McLaughlin TJ, Gurwitz JH, Gao X, Guadagnoli E, Pearson S, Hauptman P, McLaughlin B. Consultation between cardiologists and generalists in the management of acute myocardial infarction: implications for quality of care. Arch Intern Med. 1998 Sep 14; 158(16):1778-83.
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        43. Kuhlthau K, Perrin JM, Ettner SL, McLaughlin TJ, Gortmaker SL. High-expenditure children with Supplemental Security Income. Pediatrics. 1998 Sep; 102(3 Pt 1):610-5.
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        44. Perrin JM, Ettner SL, McLaughlin TJ, Gortmaker SL, Bloom SR, Kuhlthau K. State variations in supplemental security income enrollment for children and adolescents. Am J Public Health. 1998 Jun; 88(6):928-31.
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        45. Soumerai SB, McLaughlin TJ, Gurwitz JH, Guadagnoli E, Hauptman PJ, Borbas C, Morris N, McLaughlin B, Gao X, Willison DJ, Asinger R, Gobel F. Effect of local medical opinion leaders on quality of care for acute myocardial infarction: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 1998 May 6; 279(17):1358-63.
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        46. Gurwitz JH, McLaughlin TJ, Willison DJ, Guadagnoli E, Hauptman PJ, Gao X, Soumerai SB. Delayed hospital presentation in patients who have had acute myocardial infarction. Ann Intern Med. 1997 Apr 15; 126(8):593-9.
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        47. Soumerai SB, McLaughlin TJ, Spiegelman D, Hertzmark E, Thibault G, Goldman L. Adverse outcomes of underuse of beta-blockers in elderly survivors of acute myocardial infarction. JAMA. 1997 Jan 8; 277(2):115-21.
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        48. McLaughlin TJ, Soumerai SB, Willison DJ, Gurwitz JH, Gao X, Borbas C, Gobel F. The effect of comorbidity on use of thrombolysis or aspirin in patients with acute myocardial infarction eligible for treatment. J Gen Intern Med. 1997 Jan; 12(1):1-6.
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        49. Goel PK, Ross-Degnan D, McLaughlin TJ, Soumerai SB. Influence of location and staff knowledge on quality of retail pharmacy prescribing for childhood diarrhea in Kenya. Int J Qual Health Care. 1996 Dec; 8(6):519-26.
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        50. Nakamoto M, Cheng HJ, Friedman GC, McLaughlin T, Hansen MJ, Yoon CH, O'Leary DD, Flanagan JG. Topographically specific effects of ELF-1 on retinal axon guidance in vitro and retinal axon mapping in vivo. Cell. 1996 Sep 6; 86(5):755-66.
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        51. McLaughlin TJ, Soumerai SB, Willison DJ, Gurwitz JH, Borbas C, Guadagnoli E, McLaughlin B, Morris N, Cheng SC, Hauptman PJ, Antman E, Casey L, Asinger R, Gobel F. Adherence to national guidelines for drug treatment of suspected acute myocardial infarction: evidence for undertreatment in women and the elderly. Arch Intern Med. 1996 Apr 8; 156(7):799-805.
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        52. Col NF, McLaughlin TJ, Soumerai SB, Hosmer DW, Yarzebski J, Gurwitz JH, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. The impact of clinical trials on the use of medications for acute myocardial infarction. Results of a community-based study. Arch Intern Med. 1996 Jan 8; 156(1):54-60.
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        53. Gurwitz JH, McLaughlin TJ, Fish LS. The effect of an Rx-to-OTC switch on medication prescribing patterns and utilization of physician services: the case of vaginal antifungal products. Health Serv Res. 1995 Dec; 30(5):672-85.
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        54. Soumerai SB, McLaughlin TJ, Ross-Degnan D, Casteris CS, Bollini P. Effects of a limit on Medicaid drug-reimbursement benefits on the use of psychotropic agents and acute mental health services by patients with schizophrenia. N Engl J Med. 1994 Sep 8; 331(10):650-5.
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        55. Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Avorn J, McLaughlin T, Choodnovskiy I. Effects of Medicaid drug-payment limits on admission to hospitals and nursing homes. N Engl J Med. 1991 Oct 10; 325(15):1072-7.
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        56. Wilson D, McLaughlin T. Cerebrovascular disease and secondary mania. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 1990 Jul; 12(4):271-5.
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        57. Soumerai SB, McLaughlin TJ, Avorn J. Quality assurance for drug prescribing. Qual Assur Health Care. 1990; 2(1):37-58.
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        58. Soumerai SB, McLaughlin TJ, Avorn J. Improving drug prescribing in primary care: a critical analysis of the experimental literature. Milbank Q. 1989; 67(2):268-317.
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