Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Geriatric Psychiatry

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Clinician Bio


David W. Oslin, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Chief of Staff, Behavioral Health
VISN 4 MIRECC Director
Philadelphia VA Medical Center and University of Pennsylvania Medical Center


Dr. David Oslin is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Dr. Oslin is the Director of the VISN 4 Mental Illness, Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) and the Associate Chief of Staff for Behavioral Health at the Philadelphia VAMC. The MIRECC and BHL support research on comorbidity and integrated care, respectively, and facilitate a number of research projects for post-doctoral fellows and faculty. He is the author of over 75 research publications and 30 chapters, books, or editorials.

Dr. Oslin’s research portfolio includes studies aimed to improve access to behavioral health intervention care, improving treatment outcomes for addictive disorders, and the study of pharmacogenetics. Specific projects include an adaptive treatment study of naltrexone to develop strategies for maintenance treatment and for non-response to treatment. Two studies examine endophenotypes associated with alcohol craving, subjective high and intoxication. Two other studies explore improving access to treatment for alcohol misuse with a focus on brief interventions and care management services. Additionally, Dr. Oslin continues research on the implementation and dissemination of evidence based practices for integrating primary and mental health care.

 


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