Robert H. Aseltine, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health, UConn School of Dental Medicine
Director, Center for Population Health

Dr. Aseltine is a medical sociologist whose work is broadly focused on the utilization of healthcare claims, electronic health records (EHR), and patient-reported outcome data for health surveillance, monitoring, and clinical decision support. His three most recent awards from the National Institute of Mental Health are focused on developing predictive algorithms and creating EHR based tools to assist clinicians in identifying patient suicide risk.  In addition to his research, Dr. Aseltine chairs the advisory board for CTHealthLink, Connecticut’s first health information exchange, serves on the advisory board for Connecticut’s All Payer Claims Database, and is a panel member and former chair of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council. Over the past 25 years he has led a number of studies investigating mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Department of Defense, the William T. Grant Foundation, and the Connecticut Health Foundation.

BS, Sociology, Wesleyan University
MA, Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
PhD,  Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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