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Marsha Wittink

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester NY 14642
 
 Awards And Honors
1991 - 1993Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society
1993     Magna Cum Laude, Cornell University
1999     Award for distinction in Family Medicine, Jefferson Medical College  | Jefferson Medical College
2001 - 2002Chief Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
2002     Resident Teaching Award, Department of Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
2003     Summer Research Institute sponsored by National Institute of Mental Health  | National Institute of Mental Health
2005     Resident's Faculty Research Award, Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine
2007     Merck/American Geriatric Society New Investigator Award
2008 - 2010Scholar, Advanced Research Institute (ARI) in Geriatric Mental Health sponsored by National Institute of Mental Health  | National Institute of Mental Health
 
 Overview
Dr. Wittink is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine. A primary care physician with additional training in geriatrics and mental health, her clinical work and research efforts focus on improving care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and psychosocial needs. Her research has focused on developing strategies to elicit and incorporate patient preference and priorities into care. She joined the UR faculty in 2010 to work with other researchers and clinicians interested in health care decision-making and patient-provider communication. She us currently developing and testing a computer-based tool to help patients articulate their health related priorities to their primary care physician.

 
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  1. Mollen CJ, Miller MK, Hayes KL, Wittink MN, Barg FK. Developing emergency department-based education about emergency contraception: adolescent preferences. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Nov; 20(11):1164-70.
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  2. Wittink MN, Morales KH, Cary M, Gallo JJ, Bartels SJ. Towards personalizing treatment for depression : developing treatment values markers. Patient. 2013; 6(1):35-43.
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  3. Jayadevappa R, Malkowicz SB, Wittink M, Wein AJ, Chhatre S. Comparison of distribution- and anchor-based approaches to infer changes in health-related quality of life of prostate cancer survivors. Health Serv Res. 2012 Oct; 47(5):1902-25.
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  4. Wittink MN, Givens JL, Knott KA, Coyne JC, Barg FK. Negotiating depression treatment with older adults: primary care providers' perspectives. J Ment Health. 2011 Oct; 20(5):429-37.
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  5. Joo JH, Wittink M, Dahlberg B. Shared conceptualizations and divergent experiences of counseling among African American and white older adults. Qual Health Res. 2011 Aug; 21(8):1065-74.
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  6. Wittink MN, Joo JH, Lewis LM, Barg FK. Losing faith and using faith: older African Americans discuss spirituality, religious activities, and depression. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Mar; 24(3):402-7.
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  7. Bogner H, Dobransky LN, Wittink MN. Patient ethnicity and perceptions of families and friends regarding depression treatment. Ethn Health. 2008 Nov 1; 13(5):465-78.
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  8. Wittink MN, Morales KH, Meoni LA, Ford DE, Wang NY, Klag MJ, Gallo JJ. Stability of preferences for end-of-life treatment after 3 years of follow-up: the Johns Hopkins Precursors Study. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Oct 27; 168(19):2125-30.
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  9. Wittink MN, Dahlberg B, Biruk C, Barg FK. How older adults combine medical and experiential notions of depression. Qual Health Res. 2008 Sep; 18(9):1174-83.
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  10. Nguyen GT, Wittink MN, Murray GF, Barg FK. More than just a communication medium: what older adults say about television and depression. Gerontologist. 2008 Jun; 48(3):300-10.
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  11. Wittink MN, Bogner HR. Primary care physicians' assessments of older patients' health and psychological status and recommendation of mammography. J Am Board Fam Med. 2008 Jan-Feb; 21(1):17-23.
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  12. Barg FK, Huss-Ashmore R, Wittink MN, Murray GF, Bogner HR, Gallo JJ. A mixed-methods approach to understanding loneliness and depression in older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2006 Nov; 61(6):S329-39.
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  13. Switzer JF, Wittink MN, Karsch BB, Barg FK. "Pull yourself up by your bootstraps": a response to depression in older adults. Qual Health Res. 2006 Nov; 16(9):1207-16.
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  14. Wittink MN, Barg FK, Gallo JJ. Unwritten rules of talking to doctors about depression: integrating qualitative and quantitative methods. Ann Fam Med. 2006 Jul-Aug; 4(4):302-9.
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  15. Morales K, Wittink M, Datto C, DiFilippo S, Cary M, TenHave T, Katz IR. Simvastatin causes changes in affective processes in elderly volunteers. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Jan; 54(1):70-6.
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  16. Wittink MN, Oslin D, Knott KA, Coyne JC, Gallo JJ, Zubritsky C. Personal characteristics and depression-related attitudes of older adults and participation in stages of implementation of a multi-site effectiveness trial (PRISM-E). Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2005 Oct; 20(10):927-37.
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  17. Crane MK, Wittink M, Doukas DJ. Respecting end-of-life treatment preferences. Am Fam Physician. 2005 Oct 1; 72(7):1263-8.
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  18. Bogner HR, Wittink MN. Depression as a risk factor for underuse of mammography. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2004 Jul-Aug; 13(6):739-42.
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  19. Bogner HR, Wittink MN, Merz JF, Straton JB, Cronholm PF, Rabins PV, Gallo JJ. Personal characteristics of older primary care patients who provide a buccal swab for apolipoprotein E testing and banking of genetic material: the spectrum study. Community Genet. 2004; 7(4):202-10.
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  20. Wittink M, Straton JB. Self-examination does not reduce breast cancer mortality. J Fam Pract. 2003 Feb; 52(2):104, 106.
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  21. Kalra L, Perez I, Gupta S, Wittink M. The influence of visual neglect on stroke rehabilitation. Stroke. 1997 Jul; 28(7):1386-91.
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