University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Bio for Thomas Simpatico, M.D.
Thomas Simpatico, M.D.

Thomas Simpatico, M.D.

Professor and Division Director, Public Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry


Contact Information
E-mail: Thomas.Simpatico@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Center for Clinical & Translational Science, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Given Courtyard S350, Burlington, VT 05405, USA

Education

1985-1988 Residency in Psychiatry, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1984-1985 Internship in Internal Medicine, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL
1984 Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, - M.D.
1978 Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, NJ - B.S., Natural Sciences

Academic Interests

2004-present    University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2010-present    Research Professor, Center for Clinical & Translational Science
2007-present    Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine
2004-2007       Associate Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine     
1988-2004       The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2002-2004       Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
2001-2002       Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
1988-2001       Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests

• Public Psychiatry/Serious Mental Illness
• Outcomes Research
• Clinical Decision Support & Human Service System Design
• Complex Systems/Medical Informatics
• Medicine and the Law
• Public Policy
• Administrative Psychiatry

Research Grants

2001-2004     Principal Investigator & Project Director,Mental Health Intergovernmental Service System Interactive On-Line Network for Illinois (MHISSION-IL); United States Department of Commerce Technology Opportunity Program (TOP) Grant.     Grant # 17-60-01051 (Award: $525,590)
 
2009-2010     Principal Investigator & Project Director,Analysis of the Vermont COB-MAT Program; Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Program.     Pilot Grant (Award: $50,000)
                                                                                   
2009-2014     Principal Investigator & Project Director,Mental Health Intergovernmental Service System Interactive On-Line Network for Vermont (MHISSION-VT); United States Department of Human Services, Public Health Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Service Administration.(SAMHSA)  Grant # SM058809 (Award: $2,100,000)

2012-2013     Co-Principal Investigator, Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS); Testing For Polygenetic Predisposition and Risk to Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS); University of California Institute of Behavioral Genetics, Dominion Diagnostics, LifeGen.  Pilot Grant (Award: $15,000)
 
2012-2013     Principal Investigator & Project Director,MHISSION System Support of Chittenden County Rapid Arraignment Program;Attorney General’s Office, Chittenden County, Vermont.  Pilot Grant (Award: $50,000)

2012-ongoing     Principal Investigator & Project Director,MHISSION System Support of Service System to Identify Veterans and their Families to Health Care and Human Services; US Veterans Administration, Chittenden County, Vermont [18% effort] Annualized Award (Award:$961,000)
                                                      

Awards and Honors

2010 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness
2010 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Vermont Chapter
2009 Panelist for Fred Friendly Seminar, "Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness"
2007 President, Vermont Psychiatric Association
2005 Psychiatry Residents Recognition Award for Excellence in Clinical Education, UVM Department of Psychiatry
2003 Featherfist Humanitarian Service Award, Chicago, Illinois
2002 Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
2002 American Psychiatric Association-Psychiatric Services Achievement Gold Award (Cook County Jail Linkage Project)
2001 Member, American College of Psychiatrists
2000 Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
2000 U.S. Department of Justice Public Service Award
1999 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Illinois

Publications

Corrigan PW, McCracken SC, Kommana S, Simpatico TA (1996). Staff preceptions about barriers to innovative behavioral rehabilitation programs. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 20: 541-551.

Corrigan PW, McCracken SG, Edwards M, Kommana S, Simpatico TA (1997). Staff training to improve implementation of behavioral rehabilitation programs. Psychiatric Services, 48: 1336-1338.

Fichtner CG, Hardy D, Patel M, Stout CE, Simpatico TA, Dove H, Cook LP, Grossman LS, Giffort DW (2001). Toward developing a scale to assess psychiatric leadership and function of the multidisciplinary treatment team. Psychiatric Services, 52: 1352-1357.

Dincin J, Simpatico TA, Simmons R, Alaimo C (2001). Helping mentally ill people break the cycle of jail and homelessness: The Thresholds, State, County Collaborative Jail Linkage Project. Psychiatric Services, 52: 1380-1382.

Shaw M, Lyons JS, Nee K, Simpatico TA (2002). The impact of a discharge linkage form on readmission rates in a State Psychiatric Hospital.  Psychiatrist Administrator, 2: 9-14.

To view more of Dr. Simpatico's publications, please visit PubMed.