David Topor, PhD, MS-HPEd

Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychiatry

David Topor
72 E. Concord Street


Dr. David Topor is the Associate Director for Healthcare Professional Education at VA Boston Healthcare System and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Topor is a Clinical Psychologist at the Brockton campus of the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Topor received his BA in psychology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School. He received his MS in Health Professions Education from The MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Topor has expertise in faculty development, interprofessional education evaluation and research, educational leadership, and in teaching and mentoring. He currently serves in a number of hospital-wide educational leadership roles including Co-Chairperson of the VA Boston Academic Education Committee, and Director of the VA Boston First Friday Faculty Development Presentations.


  • University of North Carolina, PhD
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, MS
  • University of North Carolina, MA
  • The George Washington University Law School, BA


  • Published on 10/13/2023

    Caloudas AB, Arredondo K, Godwin KM, Watts BV, Croom T, O'Brien B, Topor DR, Battistone MJ, Edens EL, Singh MK, Horstman MJ. Development of Health Professions Education Competencies for a National Fellowship Program: A Group Consensus Process. Acad Med. 2024 Jan 01; 99(1):40-46. PMID: 38149865.

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  • Published on 6/26/2023

    Shekunov J, Swintak C, Somers K, Kolla BB, Ruble A, Bhatt-Mackin S, Topor D, Murray A, Romanowicz M. The Virtual Couch: a Curriculum on the Question of the Fundamentals of Remote Psychotherapy-Pilot Study. Acad Psychiatry. 2024 Feb; 48(1):52-56. PMID: 37365485.

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  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Murray A, Frank A, Sudak D, Topor DR, Ruble AE. When the Supervisor Needs a Supervisor: A Case-based Guide for Developing Psychotherapy Supervisors. J Psychiatr Pract. 2023 Jan 01; 29(1):42-48. PMID: 36649551.

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  • Published on 6/22/2022

    Sager Z, Nathan S, Doherty K, Pless Kaiser A, King KD, Topor DR, Morrison NR, Moye J. Traumatic disclosures in the life stories of older Vietnam era veterans. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Oct; 70(10):2967-2972. PMID: 35730430.

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  • Published on 6/15/2022

    Kim B, Grech SM, Rembisz AE, Pinkerson AI, Topor DR, Ramirez DM, Budson AE, Funk MC. Development and Pilot of a Process for Regularly Sharing Summary Patient Safety Data. Acad Psychiatry. 2023 Feb; 47(1):53-58. PMID: 35704161.

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  • Published on 4/18/2022

    Kirchner JE, Dollar KM, Smith JL, Pitcock JA, Curtis ND, Morris KK, Fletcher TL, Topor DR. Development and Preliminary Evaluation of an Implementation Facilitation Training Program. Implement Res Pract. 2022; 3:26334895221087475. PMID: 37091085.

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  • Published on 4/11/2022

    Ametrano RM, McGillicuddy ML, Sanyal S, Topor DR. Training Interprofessional Staff in Whole Health Clinical Care at the Veterans Health Administration. Glob Adv Health Med. 2022; 11:2164957X221092361. PMID: 35433116.

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  • Published on 3/22/2022

    Kim B, Rajagopalan A, Tabasky EM, Reddy SS, Topor DR. Sharing perspectives on feedback: a combined resident-faculty workshop. BMC Med Educ. 2022 Mar 22; 22(1):197. PMID: 35317809.

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  • Published on 11/18/2021

    Stauffer CM, McGlynn SM, Topor DR, Fiore L, Phillips EM. Evaluation of a Whole Health-Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum for Physician Assistant Students: a Mixed Methods Analysis. Med Sci Educ. 2022 Feb; 32(1):57-61. PMID: 35186432.

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  • Published on 8/17/2021

    Ruble AE, Romanowicz M, Bhatt-Mackin S, Topor D, Murray A. Teaching the Fundamentals of Remote Psychotherapy to Psychiatry Residents in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Acad Psychiatry. 2021 Oct; 45(5):629-635. PMID: 34405385.

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