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Michael J. Hasselberg, M.S., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Research Labs

Faculty Appointments

  • Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry , Geriatric/Psychiatry (SMD)
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing - Department of Nursing (SON) - Joint

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Hasselberg is an ANCC Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He received his PhD degree in Health Practice Research from the University of Rochester School of Nursing in 2013 and is a graduate of The Academy for Healthcare Leadership Advancement through the Healthcare Association of New York State and Cornell University. Dr. Hasselberg is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Fellow. He founded the UR Medicine Telepsychiatry program and Project ECHO®, which leverages technology to provide health care at a distance within rural hospitals, primary care practices, and skilled nursing facilities. He is also the Associate Director of the UR Medicine Health Lab, a space in which our University’s best thinkers collaborate to create digital products that transform healthcare delivery. Dr. Hasselberg has served as an expert advisor to the Department of Health & Human Services, the National Quality Forum, New York State Department of Health and multiple health systems across the United States on digital health innovation.

Research

New data streams and technological advances provide unprecedented insight into behaviors and disease. In his early research career, Dr. Hasselberg investigated the use of novel remote monitoring technology to study circadian rhythm dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease. In 2014, he was funded to bring the first Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) teleconsultation program to New York State and has been a driver to the dissemination of the model across the State. He has researched the cost-effectiveness of teleconsultation and has served on the Department of Health & Human Services Technical Expert Panel for the ECHO ACT. Building off of Project ECHO, Dr. Hasselberg founded the URMC Telepsychiatry Program in 2017, which has since provided direct behavioral health care to over 3,000 patients. In his role as the Associate Director of the UR Health Lab, he has secured grant funding to further transform care delivery through the use of smartphone mobile applications, virtual and augmented reality technologies, and the use of artificial intelligence in the electronic health record.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Nurse Practitioner-Psychiatric/Mental Health - American Nurses Credentialing Center

Education

2007
NP | University of Rochester School of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner

2013
PhD | University of Rochester School of Nursing

Awards

2019
The Atlantic Festival Inaugural Rising Star Participant
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

2017
2017 Certified Nurse Award in the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Category
Sponsor: American Nurses Credentialing Center

2017
Policymaker Impact Case Study for development of Project ECHO® in Geriatric Mental Health
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

2017
NYS Health's
Sponsor: New York State Health Foundation

2016
Service Excellence Team Award, Telepsychiatry
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center Board,
Location: Rochester, NY

2013
Nursing Leadership Showcase, Robert Wood Johnson's New Careers in Nursing
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2013
Dissertation Award
Sponsor: Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing, Epsilon Xi
Location: Rochester, NY

2012 - 2013
Jill Thayer Research Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2010 - 2012
T.C and Pamela McQuilkin Lewis Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2007 - 2008
Janssen Student Scholarship
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Nurses Association

2007 - 2008
Louise Wilson Haller Memorial Prize
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2004
Air Force Nursing Excellence Award
Sponsor: Binghamton University
Location: Binghamton, NY

2004
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society Inductee
Sponsor: Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society
Location: Binghamton, NY

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Publications

Journal Articles

3/20/2020
Maeng D, Richman JH, Lee HB, Hasselberg MJ. "Impact of integrating psychiatric assessment officers via telepsychiatry on rural hospitals' emergency revisit rates." Journal of psychosomatic research.. 2020 Mar 20; 133:109997. Epub 2020 Mar 20.

10/5/2019
Hasselberg MJ. "The Digital Revolution in Behavioral Health." . 2019 Oct 5; :1078390319879750. Epub 2019 Oct 05.

8/26/2019
Hasselberg MJ, Fisher E, Conwell Y, Jacobowitz D, Pagán JA. "Implementing Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes for Geriatric Mental Healthcare in Long-Term Care Facilities." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.. 2019 Aug 26; Epub 2019 Aug 26.

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