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David Adler, MD, Psychiatry, Boston, MA, Tufts Medical Center


Psychiatry Boston, MA

Professor, Psychiatry and Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine

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  • Office

    Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St.
    Boston, MA 02111
    Phone(617) 636-8755
    Fax(617) 636-1744
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Education & Training

  • Massachusetts Mental Health CenterResidency, Psychiatry, 1973 - 1976
  • Yale University School of Medicine
    Yale University School of MedicineClass of 1973
  • University of Rochester
    University of RochesterB.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1969

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1974 - 2023
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America 2013-2021
  • Best of Boston Physicians Boston Magazine, 2012-2021
  • Excellence in Resident’s Teaching Award Department of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), 2010
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Impact of a Work-Focused Intervention on the Productivity and Symptoms of Employees with Depression  
    Lerner D, Adler DA, Hermann RC, Chang H, et al, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1/1/2012
  • Psychiatrists’ Knowledge of Their Patients’ Job Functioning  
    Adler DA, and the GAP Psychopathology Committee, Psychiatric Services, 1/1/2013
  • Diagnostic Accuracy of the Primary Care Screener for Affective Disorder (PC-SAD) in Primary Care  
    Picardi A, Adler DA, Rogers WH,Lega I, Zerella MP, Matteucci G, Tarsitani L, Caredda M, Gigantesco A, Biondi M, and the SET-DEP Group, Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health, 1/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • The Influence of Age on Antidepressant Use by Primary Care Patients (Poster Presentation)
    Bungay KM, Adler DA et al, American Association for Geriatrics Psychiatry’s 2006 Annual Meeting, Exploring a New World: Current Research, Future Impact, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 3/10/2006
  • Components of a Clinical Pharmacist Intervention Administered to Primary Care Patients with Depression
    Bungay KM, Adler D et al, Abstract Book of 15th Biennial International Conference on MH Services Research, Washington, DC, 1/1/2002
  • Special Report: Issues in Managed Care: Highlights of the 1995 Institute on Psychiatric Services
    Adler DA, Psychiatric Services, 1/1/1996
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  • Measuring and Managing Depression in Primary Care 
    Westport, MA - 4/8/2014
  • Be Well at Work 
    Boston, MA - 12/10/2013
  • Work and Health Initiative Webinar 
    Boston, MA - 12/5/2013
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  • Improving the Quality of Depression in Primary Care 
    Adler DA, Monitor

Press Mentions

  • Dr. May Kwan Lorenzo, Who Advocated for Cultural Competency Among Chinatown Mental Health Professionals, Dies at 87
    Dr. May Kwan Lorenzo, Who Advocated for Cultural Competency Among Chinatown Mental Health Professionals, Dies at 87July 25th, 2020

Grant Support

  • Reducing the Burden of Depression on Employment: Improving Functioning and WorkVA2014–2018
  • The Primary Care Work and Health Initiative Depression PilotState of Tennessee2015–2016
  • Preventing Mid and Later Life Work Limitations: Community Based Depression CareNational Institute of Aging2009–2013
  • Explaining Disparities in the Care of Older PatientsNational Institute of Aging2004–2008
  • Promoting Mental Health in the WOrkplaceCDC2004–2007
  • Promoting Mental Health in the WorkplaceCenter for Disease Control2004–2007
  • Depression and Productive Work ActivityNational Institute of Mental Health2000–2004
  • Improving Depression Treatment/Outcomes In Primary CareNational Institute Of Mental Health1997–2001

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