Neil Korsen, MD, MSc 2016-11-18T11:22:22+00:00

Neil Korsen, MD, MSc

Faculty Scientist

 Research Interests

  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Quality of care
  • Quality of measurement

Neil Korsen, MD, MSc is a family physician/geriatrician with 18 years of practice experience, mostly in small towns in Maine. Since 2001, he has worked for MaineHealth, an integrated delivery system in southern and central Maine, and currently serves as Medical Director of its Behavioral Health Integration program. Dr. Korsen received his undergraduate from Dartmouth College in 1975, his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical School in 1979, and a Masters of Science from the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth (now the Dartmouth Institute) in 2002.

His research focuses on behavioral health integration, shared decision making, and health care quality. He has received funding support for his work from the MacArthur Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Maine Health Access Foundation. He has a number of peer-reviewed publications related to behavioral health integration and depression in primary care, and has spoken extensively on these topics regionally and nationally. He currently serves as the Co-PI of the Maine LungCAPS Initiative, a statewide lung cancer prevention and screening program primarily funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and the Maine Cancer Foundation.

Dr. Korsen is a member of the AHRQ National Integration Academy Council, an expert panel working with AHRQ to develop resources related to behavioral health integration in primary care, and served as principal investigator for the AHRQ Atlas of Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Quality Measures.

In addition to his work on behavioral health integration, Dr. Korsen has led MaineHealth efforts related to piloting and implementing shared decision making in practice settings for more than five years and has been involved in consulting around the state and nationally related to shared decision making.

Korsen N, Narayanan V, Mercincavage L, et al. Atlas of Integrated Behavioral Health Care Quality Measures. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. June 2013. AHRQ Publication No. 13-IP002-EF

Korsen, ‘Translating a Guideline into Practice: The USPSTF Recommendations on Screening for Depression in Adults’. American Family Physician 82:896-897. 2010.

Korsen and Pietruszewski, ‘Translating Evidence to Practice: Two Stories from the Field’. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, Vol. 16, pages 47-57, 2009.

Nutting, Gallagher, Riley, White, Dickinson, Korsen, and Dietrich, ‘Care Management for Depression in Primary Care: Findings from the RESPECT-Depression Trial.’ Annals of Family Medicine, Vol. 6, No.1, pages 30-37, 2008.

Korsen and Cartwright, ‘Developing and Disseminating a Model to Improve Depression Care in Primary Care Practices.’ Journal of Clinical Outomes Management, Vol. 13, No. 9, pages 506-511, 2006.

Letourneau, Korsen, Osgood and Swartz, Rural Communities Improving Quality Through Collaboration: The MaineHealth Story.’ Journal for Healthcare Quality, Vol. 28, No. 5, pages 15-27, 2006.

Rollman, Weinreb, Korsen, and Schulberg, Implementation of Guideline-Based Care for Depression in Primary Care. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 2005.

Korsen, Scott, Dietrich, and Oxman, Implementing an Office System to Improve Primary Care Management of Depression. Psychiatric Quarterly, 2003, 74: 45-61.

Schneider C. and Korsen N., Complementary and Alternative Medical Approaches to Treating Depression in a Family Practice Setting. Clinics in Family Practice, 2002, 4: 873-893.

Solberg, Korsen, Oxman, Fischer and Bartels, “The Need for a System in the Care of Depression”, Journal of Family Practice, 1999 48:973-979.