Marsha N. Wittink, M.D., M.B.E.

Marsha N. Wittink, M.D., M.B.E.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Research Bio

Dr. Wittink is Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine. Her research efforts focus on improving care for patients with multiple chronic conditions and psychosocial needs. She has been awarded grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop strategies to elicit and incorporate patient priorities into care. She joined the UR faculty in 2010 to work with other researchers interested in health care decision-making and patient-provider communication. She us currently developing and testing computer-based tools to help patients articulate their health related priorities to clinicians.

Awards & Honors (National)

Scholar, Advanced Research Institute (ARI) in Geriatric Mental Health sponsored by National Institute of Mental Health | National Institute of Mental Health 2008 - 2010
Merck/American Geriatric Society New Investigator Award 2007
Summer Research Institute sponsored by National Institute of Mental Health | National Institute of Mental Health | University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 2003
Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society 1991 - 1993

Awards & Honors (Local)

Academic Medical Professional Leadership Program for Mid-Career Women | University of Rochester School of Medicine | Rochester NY 2016 - 2017
Resident's Faculty Research Award, Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine | University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2005
Resident Teaching Award, Department of Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University | Thomas Jefferson University 2002
Chief Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital | Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 2001 - 2002
Award for distinction in Family Medicine, Jefferson Medical College | Jefferson Medical College 1999
Magna Cum Laude, Cornell University | Cornell University 1993

Recent Journal Articles

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Wittink, MN; Yilmaz, S;Walsh, P;Chapman, B;Duberstein, P. "Customized Care: An intervention to Improve Communication and Health Outcomes in multimorbidity". Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 2016; 4: 214-221. Link
2015 Nov
Jayadevappa R, Chhatre S, Gallo JJ, Wittink M, Morales KH, Bruce Malkowicz S, Lee D, Guzzo T, Caruso A, Van Arsdalen K, Wein AJ, Sanford Schwartz J. "Treatment preference and patient centered prostate cancer care: Design and rationale." Contemporary clinical trials. 2015 Nov; 45(Pt B):296-301. Epub 2015 Oct 03.
2015 Jul
Poleshuck E, Wittink M, Crean H, Gellasch T, Sandler M, Bell E, Juskiewicz I, Cerulli C. "Using patient engagement in the design and rationale of a trial for women with depression in obstetrics and gynecology practices." Contemporary clinical trials. 2015 Jul; 43:83-92. Epub 2015 Apr 30.
2015 Mar 21
Hou F, Cerulli C, Wittink MN, Caine ED, Qiu P. "Depression, social support and associated factors among women living in rural China: a cross-sectional study." BMC women's health. 2015 Mar 21; 15:28. Epub 2015 Mar 21.
2013 Nov
Mollen CJ, Miller MK, Hayes KL, Wittink MN, Barg FK. "Developing emergency department-based education about emergency contraception: adolescent preferences." Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 2013 Nov; 20(11):1164-70.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Research (SMD) - Primary


Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


MBioeth | Bioethics | Univ of Pennsylvania2004
MD | Medicine | Jefferson Medical College1999
BA | Biopsychology | Cornell University1993

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005
Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine07/01/2002 - 06/30/2004
Residency in Family Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital07/01/2000 - 06/30/2002
Internship in Family Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000