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Michael J. Hasselberg, NP, MS, PhD

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Faculty Appointments

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


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 the Chief Digital Health Officer for UR Medicine and is also the Co-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.


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 has developed several telehealth models, which have been replicated throughout the United States. In his role as the Co-director of the UR Health Lab, he has secured grant funding to further transform care delivery through the use of web-based chat bot applications, smartphone mobile applications, virtual and augmented reality technologies, and the use of artificial intelligence in the electronic health record.




    MS | University of Rochester
    Nurse Practitioner

    PHD | University of Rochester

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency


    Top 50 in Digital Health
    Sponsor: Rock Health

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

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

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

    NYS Health's
    Sponsor: New York State Health Foundation

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

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

    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

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

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

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    Journal Articles

    Bernstein DN, Leonard MS, Hasselberg MJ, Apostolakos MJ, Baumhauer JF. "It Took a Global Pandemic to Demonstrate the Value of Using Technology to Routinely Collect and Use Patient-Reported Outcomes." Journal of patient experience.. 2021 8:23743735211054934. Epub 2021 Nov 18.

    Van Orden KA, Lutz J, Conner KR, Silva C, Hasselberg MJ, Fear K, Leadley AW, Wittink MN, Baumhauer JF. "URMC Universal Depression Screening Initiative: Patient Reported Outcome Assessments to Promote a Person-Centered Biopsychosocial Population Health Management Strategy." Frontiers in psychiatry.. 2021 12:796499. Epub 2022 Jan 11.

    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.