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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Joel Yager, MD

            Joel Yager, MD

 

Building. 500, Level 2,           Rm. W2171-C

Phone:  303-724-9412

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Joel Yager, MD

Professor


 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

Resident, Bronx Municipal Ctr., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1966-1969 

Major, U.S. Army Medical Corps, Staff Psychiatrist U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Ord, California, 1969-1971      

Medical Director, University Psychiatric Clinic (University and Fifth), San Diego, 1971-1972      

Staff Psychiatrist, University Hospital, San Diego, 1971-1973      

Staff Psychiatrist, Veterans Administrative Hospital, San Diego, 1971-1973      

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in Residence, University of California, San Diego, 1971-1973      

Staff Psychiatrist, Brentwood VA Medical Center, 1973-1995      

Staff Psychiatrist, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, 1973-1995      

Director of Residency Education, UCLA (Neuropsychiatric Institute and Brentwood VA Medical Center), 1973-1995      

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in Residence, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973-1977      

Associated Professor Psychiatry in Residence, University of California, Los Angeles, 1977-1983      

Associate Chief of Staff/Residency Education, Brentwood VAMC, 1978-1995      

Director, UCLA Eating Disorders Clinic, 1981-1988      

Professor of Psychiatry in Residence, University of California, Los Angeles, 1983-1995      

Associate Chair for Education, Depart. of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, 1989-1995      

Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995-Present 

Professor & Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1995-2003      

Professor and Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 2003-6/2008   

Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 7/2008-Present

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado at Denver School of Medicine, 9/2008-Present

 

Honors:

Ward History Medal, College of the City of New York, 1958 

Phi Beta Kappa, 1960   

Jonas Salk Medical Scholarship, City of New York, 1961               

Alpha Omega Alpha, 1964               

Ginsburg Fellow, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, 1968-70          

Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 1982               

American Psychiatric Association: Distinguished Psychiatrist Lecture, 1988               

Joseph B. Goldberger Award in Clinical Nutrition, American Medical Association, 1989               

George Saslow Lecturer, University of Oregon, 1989               

Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern Univ. Med. School, April 1990       

ANAD Award - National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders, 1991               

Hippocratic Oath Speaker, UCLA School of Medicine, 1991 

Visiting Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health Sciences University, Oct. 1992       

S.R. Slavson Memorial Lecturer, American Group Psychotherapy Association, 1993               

Southern California Psychiatric Society Outstanding Achievement Award, 1995                

Outstanding Achievement Award.  Southern California Psychiatric Society, 1995               

 Hall-Mercer Visiting Scholar, Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1995               

American Psychiatric Association- National Institute of Mental Health Vestermark Award, 1996               

Visiting Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Mar. 1996       

Pfizer Visiting Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Apr 1997        

Best Doctors in America – yearly listings, 1998-current  

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at Davis, Nov. 1998       

Distinguished Service Award, Academy for Eating Disorders, 2002                           

Leonard H. Weisskopf Faculty Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 2001-2002      

Janssen Visiting Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Ohio State University, Feb. 2004       

Roy T. Brophy Visiting Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis School of Medicine, Apr. 2005

Keynote Speaker, Association for Academic Psychiatry, Sept. 2005 

Marvin Miller Lifetime Achievement Award; American Association for Technology in Psychiatry, May 2006       

Association for Academic Psychiatry, Inaugural Distinguished Life Fellow, Sept 2006      

Lifetime Achievement Award, National Eating Disorders Association, Sept. 2008      

Visiting Professor, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner-VA Boston, Harvard University, Sept. 2008      

Lifetime Achievement Award, Association for Academic Psychiatry, Oct.  2009       

 

 Teaching Activities:

  • Clinical teaching, supervision and mentoring, University of Colorado Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
  • PGY 2 core seminar – Introduction to Psychotherapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • PGY 4 core seminar – History of Psychiatry
  • Occasional Lectures – Cross Cultural Psychiatry
  • Ph.D. Student committee:  Loren Giannini, University of New Mexico

 

 Clinical Activities:

  • Staff Psychiatrist, University of Colorado Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
  • Private patients via U Colorado program- University Physicians Inc.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications (over 200; since 2000 listed):

Yager J, Gitlin M:   Clinical manifestations of psychiatric disorders.  Chapter for Kaplan H, Sadock B (eds)  Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry VII   Williams and Wilkins, Chapter 8; pp 789-823, 2000.

Yager J (Chairperson for American Psychiatric Association work group on eating disorders practice uidelines).   Practice guidelines for eating disorders - Revised.  American Journal of Psychiatry January     Supplement 157:1-39, 2000

Katzman DK, Golden NH, Neumark-Sztainer D, Yager J, Strober M:  From prevention to prognosis: Clinical research update on adolescent eating disorders.  Pediatric Research 47: 709-12, 2000

Rorty M, Yager J, Buckwalter JG, Rossotto E, Guthrie D:   Development and validation of the parental intrusiveness rating scale (PIRS) among bulimic and comparison women.  International Journal of Eating Disorders 28: 188-201, 2000.

Rorty M, Yager J, Rossoto E, Buckwalter JG:  Parental intrusiveness in adolescence recalled by women with a history of bulimia nervosa and comparison women.   International Journal of Eating Disorders 28:202-208, 2000

Rao N, Keitel A, Berman SS, Yager J, et al.   Preparation, conduct, follow-up and evaluation of a department retreat.   Academic Psychiatry 24:23-24, 2000.

Yager J:   Charlie.  American Journal of Psychiatry 157:1753-1754, 2000.

Escalona PR, Lewis SL, Yager J:   A psychiatry primary care clinic for chronic mentally ill patients.    Psychiatric Services 52:536, 2001.

Yager J:   E-Mail as a therapeutic adjunct in the outpatient treatment of anorexia nervosa: Illustrative case material and a discussion of the issues.  International Journal of Eating Disorders 29:125-138, 2001.

Yager J.   Implementing the revised American Psychiatric Association practice guideline for the treatment of patients with eating disorder.  Psychiatric Clinics of North America 24:185-199, 2001.

Yager J:  Using e-mail to support outpatient treatment.  In Hsiung R (ed).  e-Therapy: Case Studies,  Guiding Principles, and the Clinical Potential of the Internet New York, W.W. Norton, 2001.

Yager J.  Preparing psychiatrists to do educational research Academic Psychiatry 25:17-27, 2001.

Yager J, Lauriello J.  Images of the mind.  Seminars in Clinical Neuropsychiatry 6:79-81, 2001 (in special issue Seminars in Clinical Neuropsychiatry 6(2): Emerging neuropsychiatry of brain-behavior relationships, edited by J Yager and J Lauriello, W.B. Saunders, 2001

Yager J.   Psychotherapy for eating disorders.  Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy New York Elsevier Science, 2002.

Bailey RA, Yager J, Jenson J.   The psychiatrist as clinical computerologist in the treatment of adolescents: Old barks in new bytes.   American Journal of Psychiatry 159:8, 1298-1304, 2002.

Yager J.   The 2002 psychologist prescribing law in New Mexico: The psychiatrist’s perspective.  Maryland Medicine 3: 21-25, 45, 2002.

Yager J, Bienenfeld D.  How competent are we to assess psychotherapeutic competence in psychiatric residents?  Academic Psychiatry 27:3, 174-181, 2003.

Yager J, Kay J.   Assessing psychotherapy competence in psychiatric residents:  Getting real.  Harvard   Rev Psychiatry 11:109-112, 2003.

Yager J.   E-mail therapy for anorexia nervosa:  Prospects and limitations.  Eur Eat Dis Rev 11: 1-12, 2003.

Silk KR, Yager J.   Suggested guidelines for e-mail communication in psychiatric practice Journal of  Clinical Psychiatry 64:799-806, 2003.

Yager J, Bienenfeld D.  How competent are we to assess psychotherapeutic competence in psychiatric residents?  Academic Psychiatry 27:174-181, 2003.

Yager J, Kay J, Mellman L.  Assessing psychotherapy competence: A beginning Academic Psychiatry  27:3; 125-127, 2003.

Yager J, Kay J.  Assessing psychotherapy competence in psychiatric residents: Getting real, Harvard Rev Psychiatry 11:109-112. 2003.

Yager J.   E-mail therapy for anorexia nervosa:  Prospects and limitations.  Eur Eat Dis Rev 11: 1-12, 2003.

Sierles FS, Yager J, Weissman SH.   Recruitment of U.S. medical graduates into psychiatry: Reasons for optimism, sources of concern.  Academic Psychiatry 4:252-259, 2003.

Yager J.  Monitoring patients with eating disorders by using e-mail as an adjunct to clinical activities.   Psychiatric Services 54:1586-1588, 2003.

Duran BM, Sanders M, Skipper, B, Waitzkin H, Malcoe LH, Paine S, Yager J:  Prevalence and correlates of mental disorders among American Indian women in primary care.  American Journal of Public Health  94:71-77, 2004.

Escalona R, Achilles G, Waitzkin H, Yager J.    PTSD and somatization in a women’s health primary care sample.   Psychosomatics 45:4; 291-296, 2004.

Yager J,  Mellman L, Ruben E, Tasman A. Should the RRC continue to mandate that residency programs demonstrate that residents have achieved competency in psychodynamic psychotherapy? A debate.  Academic Psychiatry 29: 1-11, 2005. (Sept-Oct issue)

Yager J, Andersen AE.  Clinical practice. Anorexia nervosa. N Engl J Med. 2005 Oct 6 353:1481-8.

Schindler B, Novack DH, Cohen DG, Yager J, Wang D, Shaheen NJ, Guze P, Wilderson L, Drossman DA.  The impact of the changing health care environment on the health and well-being of faculty at four medical schools.  Academic Medicine 2006 Jan;81:27-34.

Yager, J., Waitzkin, H., Parker, T., & Duran, B.. Educating, training, and mentoring minority faculty and other trainees in mental health services research. Acad Psychiatry, 2007 March-Apr 31, 146-151.

Bienenfeld D, Yager J. Issues of Spirituality and Religion in Psychotherapy Supervision.  Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 2007; 44: 178-186.

Yager J. Binge Eating Disorder:  The search for better treatments.  Am J Psychiatry. 2008 Jan;165:4-6.

Rabjohn PA, Yager J. The Effects of Resident Work-Hour Regulation on Psychiatry.  Am J Psychiatry. 2008 ;165:308-11.

Manejías-Parke SG, Yager J, Apfeldorf W. Severe eating disorder initially diagnosed in a 72-year-old man. Int J Eat Disord. 2008 May; 41:376-9.

Young T, Knepper J, Apfeldorf W, Yager J.  Severe Eating Disorders in a Case of Williams Syndrome.   Am J Psychiatry. 2009;166(1):25-31.

Freedman R, Lewis DA, Michels R, Pine DS, Schultz SK, Tamminga CA, Andreasen NC,  Brady KT,  Brent DA, Brzustowicz L, Carter CS, Eisenberg L, Goldman H, Javitt DC, Leibenluft E, Lieberman JA,  Milrod B, Oquendo MA, Rosenbaum JF, Rush AJ, Siever LJ,  Suppes P,  Weissman MM, Roy MD, Scully JH Jr., and Yager J.   Conflict of interest—An Issue for Every Psychiatrist.  American J Psychiatry 2009 March: 166(3): 274-277.

 

Grants and Contracts:

NIMH  2 R25MH60288-06, Waitzkin (PI), 07/2004-07/2009 (based at the University of New Mexico)

New Mexico Mental Health Mentorship and Education Program (MEP)     

Role:  Co-Principal Investigator