ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS
Positions and Employment:
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, 2016-Present
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver/Aurora, Colorado, 2006-2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, 1999-2006
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, 2000-Present
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, León, Nicaragua, 1998-1999
Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, 1997-1999
Residency in Child Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 1989-1991
Residency in General Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, 1986-1989
Other Experience and Professional Memberships:
Director, Refugee Mental Health Program of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2004-Present
Preceptor, University of Colorado Denver Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, 2005-Present
Medical Director, Rocky Mountain Survivors Center and the Refugee Mental Health Access Project, Denver, CO, 2004-2009
- Responsible for program design, start-up, provision of clinical services, and development of funding resources.
Staff Psychiatrist, American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Denver, CO, 2003-Present
- Clinical director of child psychiatry telehealth consultation service for Sioux Sans Indian Health Service Hospital. Conducted research interviews with American Indian Vietnam Veterans.
Staff Psychiatrist, Asian Pacific Mental Health Center, Denver, CO, 1999-Present
- Psychiatrist for Cambodian outpatients.
Staff Psychiatrist, El Centro de Las Familias, Denver, CO, 1999-Present
- Child Psychiatrist for Spanish-speaking families.
Medical Director, School-Based Mental Health Clinic in Sheridan, CO, 2003-2004
- Appointment through Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO
Co-Director, Refugee Mental Health Program of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1999-2004
Senior Psychiatrist, International Organization for Migration, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1998
- Responsible for training and project management of the Cambodian Mental Health Training Program, which trained the first group of Cambodian psychiatrists.
Medical Director, Rocky Mountain Survivors Center and the Refugee Mental Health Access Project, Denver, CO, 1996-1998
Staff Psychiatrist, Asian Pacific Mental Health Center, Denver, CO, 1994-1998
Staff Psychiatrist, Cleo Wallace Center, Westminster, CO, 1994-1998
- Inpatient, day treatment, and residential settings. Attending psychiatrist for adolescents and children.
Private Practice of Psychiatry, Westminster, CO, 1994-1998
- Treated children, adolescents, and adults.
Attending Physician, Medical Mission with Behrhoerst Foundation, Chimaltanango, Guatemala, 1995
Staff Psychiatrist, El Centro de Las Familias, Denver, CO, 1994-1995
Attending Physician, Doctors Without Borders, Sisophon General Hospital, Sisophon, Cambodia, 1993
- Responsible for supervision of clinical care in an 80-bed general hospital, training local medical staff, and distribution of medical supplies.
Chief of Psychiatry, Catholic Organization for Emergency Relief and Refugees (COERR), United Nationals Border Relief Organization, Site Two Refugee Camp, Ta Praya, Thailand, 1991-1993
- Responsibilities included training local mental health staff, developing and administering a community mental health program in the camp, and practicing clinical psychiatry.
Attending Psychiatrist, Denver General Hospital Emergency Department, Denver, CO, 1989-1991
Eleanore Steele Award for outstanding teaching and supervision of psychiatry residents, 2009
Chancellor’s Diversity Award, awarded to Daniel Savin for years of work with diverse populations including immigrants, refugees, and American Indians, 2005
Chancellor’s Diversity Award, awarded to the Refugee Mental Health Program of
Colorado (Daniel Savin, co-director) for providing important services to diverse populations while teaching medical students, residents, and psychology interns, 2003
Certificate of appreciation for teaching, Cambodian Mental Health Development Program, 2001
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Michigan, 1981
James B. Angell Scholar, University of Michigan, for academic achievement, 1981
Co-director, Cross-Cultural Psychiatry Seminar (ten lectures) for PGY-2 residents, Department of Psychiatry, UCHSC, 2002-Present
- Lecture topics include International Mental Health, Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health, Cross-Cultural Treatment Issues
Child Psychiatry Course for PGY-3 Residents: Presented two lectures on “Culturally Sensitive Child and Family Therapy”, 2005
Public Psychiatry Course, PGY-4 residents, Department of Psychiatry, UCHSC, 2001
- Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health, International Issues in Mental Health (two lectures),
Behavioral Science Course, PGY 1-3 residents, Department of Family Medicine, UCHSC, 1999-2001
- Psychosocial assessment of refugees, working with an interpreter, diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, (approximately two lectures/year),
Taught Introduction to Child Psychiatry Course from April-June for PGY-4 Residents, Department of Psychiatry, Cambodian Health Sciences University, 1998
- Provided lectures on assessment and diagnosis of common disorders, behavioral therapy, family therapy, and pharmacological treatment in children. Provided clinical supervision to 10 residents.
Clinical Supervision of Psychiatry Residents in University Hospital Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic (12 hours/week), 2005-Present
Clinical Supervision of Psychiatry Residents, Department of Psychiatry, UCDHSC (Provision of supervision to PGY-II, III, IV and V residents who volunteer to work with refugee clients for at least one year (2-10 residents supervised per year), 1999-Present
Ongoing education of Refugee Resettlement Case Managers in salient mental health issues, 1999-Present
See Other Experience above.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Acceptability of Telepsychiatry in American Indian Veterans(APPI-PS-00048-2007), of which Savin D is a coauthor, has been submitted to Psychiatric Services
Feinstein RE, Rothberg B, Weiner N, Savin DM. University of Colorado Evidence-Based Medicine Educational Project. Academic Psychiatry, 2008; 32,6:, 525-530.
Shore JH, Brooks E, Savin D, Manson S, Libby A. An economic evaluation of telehealth and in-person data collection with rural and frontier populations: structured clinical interviews with reservation-based American Indians. Psychiatr Serv 2007;58:830-835.
Shore JH, Savin D, Orton H, Beals J, Manson S. Diagnostic Reliability of Telepsychiatry in American Indian Veterans. Am J Psychiatry 2007;164:115-118.
Savin D, Garry M, Zuccaro P, Novins D. Telepsychiatry for Treating Rural American Indian Youth. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2006, 45(4):484-488.
Shore JH, Savin D, Novins DK, Manson SM. Cultural Aspects of Telepsychiatry: Spanning Distance and Culture. J Telemed Telecare 2006;(12)3.
Savin D, Martinez R. Cross-Cultural Boundary Dilemmas: A Graded-Risk Approach. Transcult Psychiatry 2006, 43(2): 243-258.
Savin D, Seymour D, Littleford L, Bettridge J, Giese A. Findings from Mental Health Screening of Newly Arrived Refugees in Colorado. Public Health Rep 2005;120(3):224-229.
Savin D. Developing Psychiatric Training and Services in Cambodia. Psychiatr Serv 2000;51(7):935.
Savin D, Robinson S. Holocaust Survivors and Survivors of the Cambodian Tragedy. Echoes of the Holocaust, Bulletin of the Jerusalem Center for Research into the Late Effects of the Holocaust, 1997;(5):14-30.
Savin D, Sack W, Clark G, Meas N, Richart I. The Khmer Adolescent Project: III. A study of trauma from Thailand’s Site II refugee camp. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1996;35(3):384-91.
Roesler T, Savin D, Grosz D. Family Therapy in Extrafamilial Child Sexual Abuse. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1993;32(5):967-970.
Grants and Contracts:
Principal Investigator: Grant to University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, Department Of Psychiatry, funded by the Rose Community Foundation for provision of mental health services and teaching (Total grant over one year-$55,000), 2009
Principal Investigator: Yearly grants to University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry Refugee Mental Health Program, funded by the Caring for Colorado Foundation for provision of mental health services and teaching (Total grants over four years-$175,000), 2005-2009
Principal Investigator: Grant to University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry, funded by the Rose Women’s Organization for provision of mental health services and teaching (Total grant over one year-$9,000), 2005
Principal Investigator: Grant to University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry, funded by the Colorado Refugee Services Program (Total grant over one year-$10,000), 2003-2004
Co-Principal Investigator: Grant to Department of Family Medicine funded by the Colorado Trust as part of the Serving Immigrant and Refugee Families Initiative (Total grant over three years-$273,000), 2001-2004
Jewish Family Services - approximately $45,000/year, 2007-Present
Veteran’s Administration - approximately $42,000/year, 2005-Present
Mental Health Corporation of Denver - approximately $35,000/year, 1999-Present