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Richard C. Hermann, MD, MS


Training + Education University of Michigan
Gender Male


Dr. Hermann is Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School for Biomedical Sciences, and Principal Investigator in the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies. He is the Director of the affiliated Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental and is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

Dr. Hermann received his medical degree at the University of Michigan and completed residency training in psychiatry at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Funded by an AHRQ fellowship and DuPont-Warren Award from Harvard Medical School, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in health services research and an M.S. degree in clinical epidemiology from HSPH. Dr. Hermann has taught at HSPH and the Kennedy School of Government, and in the Tufts MC residency program.

His research is focused on quality improvement in the delivery of mental health care. To learn more, please visit his affiliated The Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health (CQAIMH) to learn more about available products and services.

Research Focus

Dr. Hermann's research has been funded by an NIMH Career Development Award as well as investigator-initiated awards from NIMH, AHRQ and SAMHSA. His research has addressed determinants of practice variation in mental healthcare, including issues of appropriateness, access and disparities in care. He has developed expertise in quality measurement, having led the AHRQ-funded National Inventory of Mental Health Quality Measures as well as a consensus-development process among national stakeholders to develop an empirically based, dimensionally balanced core measure set.

His current research, informed by experience leading quality management programs in the public and private sector, examines organizational determinants of effective quality improvement. He has published more than 60 research articles as well as a book, Improving Mental Healthcare: A Guide to Measurement-based Quality Improvement.