Loren H Roth, MD

Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, Health Policy and Management, and Clinical and Translational Science

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Mary Herschk

Education & Training

Harvard University, School of Medicine Medicine
Harvard University, School of Public Health Behavioral Health, Epidemiology
University Hospitals, Western Reserve UniversityInternal Medicine
Massachusetts General HospitalPsychiatry
Yale UniversityPsychiatry

Current Appointments

Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Policy and Planning, Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Senior Advisor on Quality, UPMC Health Plan

Professional Affiliations

Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Member, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (President - 1983)

Selected Honors & Awards

Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award, University of Pittsburgh
Grand Champion Award, UPMC Senior Services and the Aging Institute
Champion Award, Gateway Medical Society
Isaac Ray Award, American Psychiatric Association

Research Interests

Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. South-Paul, J, Roth LH, Davis PK, Chen T, Roman A, Murrell A, Pettigrew C, Castleberry-Singleton C, and Schuman J. Building Diversity in a Complex Academic Health Center. Academic Medicine 2013; 88:1259-1264.
  2. Monahan J, Steadman H, Silver E, Appelbaum P, Robbins P, Mulvey E, Roth L, Grisso T, and Banks S. Rethinking risk assessment: The MacArthur study of mental disorder and violence. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  3. Appelbaum PS, Roth LH, Lidz CW, Benson PR, Winslade WJ, Soloff P. False hopes and best data: Consent to research and the therapeutic misconception. Hastings Center Report l987; l7(2):20-24.
  4. Appelbaum PS, Roth LH. Patients who refuse treatment in medical hospitals. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 1983; 250:l296-l30l. Translated into French, Japanese, and Flemish editions.
  5. Appelbaum PS, Roth LH. Competency to consent to research: A psychiatric overview. Archives of General Psychiatry 1982; 29:95l-958. Reprinted in French in: Cahiers de Bioethique 1982; 4:425-452. Published under the supervision of the Center for Bioethics, Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, Canada.

Clinical Interests

Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Roth LH, Criss K, Stewart X, McCann K. PrepLink: A Novel Web-Based Tool for Healthcare Emergency Planning and Response. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science 2009; 7:85-91.
  2. Roth LH, Meisel A, Lidz CW. Tests of competency to consent to treatment. American Journal of Psychiatry 1977; l34:279-284.
  3. Roth LH (major author). American Psychiatric Association statement on the insanity defense. American Journal of Psychiatry 1983; l40:68l-688.
  4. Appelbaum PS, Roth LH. Clinical issues in the assessment of competency. American Journal of Psychiatry 198l; l38:l462-l467.
  5. Meisel A, Roth LH, Lidz CW. Toward a model of the legal doctrine of informed consent: History, development, and application to psychiatry. American Journal of Psychiatry l977;l34:285-289.

Education Interests

Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Schilling K, Ginn DS, Mickelson P, Roth LH. Integration of information-seeking skills and activities into a problem-based curriculum. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 1995;83(2):176-183.
  2. Meisel A, Roth LH. What we do and do not know about informed consent: An overview of the empirical studies. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) l98l; 246:2473-2477.