Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH is Professor and Chair of a large Department of Psychiatry
at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care with
over 340 faculty supported by over 2000 staff. He is President of UMass Memorial
Behavioral Health Services with an extensive network of services throughout Massachusetts
and leads a system-wide Behavioral Health Steering Group which includes 5 member hospital
CEOs and primary care leaders. Dr. Ziedonis is an addiction psychiatrist internationally
recognized for his research and leadership in addressing co-occurring addiction and
mental illness, in particular tobacco and also food addiction. He is Director of the
UMass Center of Excellence (COE) in Addictions and Co-Director of the UMass COE in
Neurosciences. He and his research team have been well funded by many NIH, SAMHSA,
Foundations, Veteran Affairs (VA), and state research grants, including developing and
evaluating medication and behavioral therapy approaches (dual recovery therapy, smoking
cessation, obesity, motivational enhancement, mindfulness, open dialogue) and
organizational change interventions (MISSION for homeless veterans, ATTOC for addressing
tobacco, Integrative Treatment, etc). They also do genetic and neuroimaging studies. He
has served on numerous NIH Review Committees, editorial boards, and national committees.
His current global research initiatives include projects in China, Korea, Finland,
Latvia, United Kingdom, and Norway. He is an author on over 150 peer-reviewed articles,
numerous chapters, 3 co-edited books and 15 behavioral therapy manuals. He served as an
advisor to President Bush’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, the President’s
Cancer Panel, and the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Committee on Gulf War and
Health: Smoking Cessation in Military and Veteran Populations. He received the Norman H.
Edelman Clinical Science Mentoring Award and the UMass Women's Faculty Award for
Outstanding Mentoring to Women Faculty. He co-leads the UMass Memorial’s Employee and
Family Wellness Initiative (for about 30,000 people). Dr. Ziedonis graduated from
Davidson College in North Carolina, Pennsylvania State University’s Medical School,
UCLA’s General Psychiatry residency & Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, and Yale
University’s School of Public Health. He served on faculty at Yale University and the
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
& Rutgers University’s Center for Alcohol Studies. 

Articles

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A Culturally Adapted Smoking Cessation Intervention for Korean Americans: A Mediating Effect of Perceived Family Norm Toward Quitting (with Sun S. Kim, Seong-Ho Kim, Hua (Julia) Fang, Simona Kwon, and Donna Shelley), Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (2014)
 

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Smoking Topography in Korean American and White Men: Preliminary Findings (with Sangkeun Chung, Sun S. Kim, Nisha Kini, Hua (Julia) Fang, and David Kalman), Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health (2013)
 

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Progressive levels of physical dependence to tobacco coincide with changes in the anterior cingulum bundle microstructure (with Wei Huang, Joseph R. DiFranza, David N. Kennedy, Nanyin Zhang, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, and Jean A. King), PloS one (2013)
 

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Women's perspectives on postpartum depression screening in pediatric settings: a preliminary study (with Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, and Gifty Debordes-Jackson), Archives of Women's Mental Health (2013)
 

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A pilot study of Qigong for reducing cocaine craving early in recovery (with David A. Smelson, Kevin W. Chen, Ken Andes, Amanda Lennox, Lanora Callahan, Stephanie Rodrigues, and David Eisenberg), Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) (2013)
 

Books

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HUD-VASH Resource Guide for Permanent Housing and Clinical Care (with U. S. Veterans Administration National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, Marsha Langer Ellison, David Kalman, Stephanie Rodrigues, Leon Sawh, and David A. Smelson), Psychiatry Publications and Presentations (2012)
 

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MISSION-VET Treatment Manual (with David A. Smelson, Leon Sawh, Vincent Kane, and John Kuhn), Psychiatry Publications and Presentations (2011)
 

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The MISSION-VET Consumer Workbook (with David A. Smelson, Leon Sawh, Stephanie Rodrigues, Emily Clark Munoz, Alan Marzilli, and Julia Tripp), Psychiatry Publications and Presentations (2011)
 

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Combating Tobacco Use in Military and Veteran Populations (with Committee on Smoking Cessation in Military and Veteran Populations, Institute of Medicine, Stuart Bondurant, and Roberta Wedge), Psychiatry Publications and Presentations (2009)
 

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Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders (with Stanley Sacks, Richard K. Ries, and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment), Psychiatry Publications and Presentations (2005)
 

Contributions to Books

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Substance Abuse Disorders (with Gerardo Gonzalez and Rueben Miozzo), Evidence-Based Guide to Antipsychotic Medications (2010)
 

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Co-Occurring Addiction and Psychotic Disorders (with Aurelia N. Bizamcer, Marc L. Steinberg, Stephen A. Wyatt, David Smelson, and Adrienne D. Vaiana), Principles of Addiction Medicine (2009)
 

Posters and Presentations

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A Pilot Study of a Modified Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Smoking Cessation Treatment for Veterans with PTSD (with Megan M. Kelly, John Forsyth, and Judith Cooney), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Barriers and Facilitators to Addressing Perinatal Depression in Obstetric Settings (with Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Jeroan J. Allison), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Supporting Recovery in the Deaf Community: Creating Continuum of Behavioral Health Care in Central Massachusetts (with Melissa L. Anderson, Neil S. Glickman, Lisa Mistler, Susan Jones, and Monika E. Kolodziej), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Three Measures of Tobacco Dependence Independently Predict Changes in Neural Structure (with Jean A. King, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Joseph R. DiFranza, Wei Huang, Nanyin Zhang, and David N. Kennedy), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Gender-Specific Factors Associated with Readiness to Quit Smoking among Korean Americans (with Sun Kim and David Kalman), Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2012)