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RM

Richard Lawrence Merkel

Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Psychiatry and NB Sciences
Office location and address
1335 Lee St
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
University of Virginia, 1979, MD
Residency, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
Fellowship, Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania; Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar; Senior Fellow, The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Care Economics
Virginia Peer Outreach Network
Source: Strength in Peers, Inc.
May 24, 2021 – June 30, 2023
Appalachian Telemental Health Initiative
Source: Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental
November 15, 2018 – November 14, 2022
MD-PSYCH Project ECHO 2021-2022
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
September 01, 2021 – August 31, 2022
MOU for ECHO Implementation Project
Source: Diffusion Associates LLC
April 01, 2021 – December 31, 2021
MD-PSYCH Project ECHO HUB-2020-2021
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Response to the Health Crisis in Tobacco Country
Source: Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission
June 01, 2018 – May 31, 2021
MD-PSYCH Project ECHO HUB
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
September 01, 2019 – August 31, 2020
PROJECT ECHO: PRIMARY PREVENTION OF NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME_YR 2019-20
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
September 01, 2019 – August 31, 2020
MD-PSYCH Project ECHO HUB
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
April 12, 2018 – November 30, 2019
PROJECT ECHO: PRIMARY PREVENTION OF NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
September 24, 2018 – August 31, 2019
ANTH 5360: World Mental Health
Credits: 3
This course will examine mental health issues from the perspectives of biomedicine and anthropology, emphasizing local traditions of illness and healing as well as evidence from epidemiology and neurobiology. Included topics will be psychosis, depression, PTSD, Culture Bound Syndromes, and suicide. We will also examine the role of pharmaceutical companies in the spread of western based mental health care and culturally sensitive treatment.
  • 2015 Bedside Manner Award, Our Health Magazine; Third place