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Joel Yager, MD

Professor


Contact Info:
Building. 500, Level 2,
Rm. W2171-C
Phone:  303-724-9412
EmailDr. Yager

Clinical/Research Interests:

Dr. Yager is interested in IPT, Psychotherapy, Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders, Medical Education, Practice Guidelines and Professional Development.​

College of the City of New York  BS  1957-1961

Albert Einstein College of Medicine  MD  1961-1965

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.

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

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