Robert Joseph, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Robert Joseph
85 E. Newton Street


Robert Joseph, MD, is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. He led the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service at Cambridge Health Alliance for 29 years and also developed and led CHA’s Primary Care Mental Health Integration program. Dr Joseph has trained many medical students, adult psychiatry residents and PGV fellows in Psychosomatic Medicine as well as leading seminars on a variety of topics with for adult psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine residents, psychologists and social work trainees. He also is a long standing committee participant at the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and sits on its executive committee.


  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD
  • Tufts University, MS
  • University of Pittsburgh, BS


  • Published on 9/12/2023

    Camerota M, McGowan EC, Aschner J, Stroustrup A, O'Shea TM, Hofheimer JA, Joseph RM, Musci R, Taylor G, Carter BS, Check J, Dansereau LM, Gogcu S, Helderman JB, Neal CR, Pastyrnak SL, Smith LM, Marsit CJ, Lester BM. Neurodevelopmental and behavioral outcomes of very preterm infants: latent profile analysis in the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. Pediatr Res. 2024 Jan; 95(1):377-385. PMID: 37700161.

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  • Published on 4/13/2017

    Joseph R, Kester R, O'Brien C, Huang H. The Evolving Practice of Psychiatry in the Era of Integrated Care. Psychosomatics. 2017 Sep - Oct; 58(5):466-473. PMID: 28606419.

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  • Published on 3/14/2017

    Zallman L, Joseph R, O'Brien C, Benedetto E, Grossman E, Arsenault L, Sayah A. Does behavioral health integration improve primary care providers' perceptions of health-care system functioning and their own knowledge? Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 May; 46:88-93. PMID: 28622823.

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  • Published on 12/20/2016

    Huang H, Forstein M, Joseph R. Developing a Collaborative Care Training Program in a Psychiatry Residency. Psychosomatics. 2017 May - Jun; 58(3):245-249. PMID: 28233531.

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  • Published on 11/1/2015

    Lipsitt DR, Joseph R, Meyer D, Notman MT. Medically Unexplained Symptoms: Barriers to Effective Treatment When Nothing Is the Matter. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2015 Nov-Dec; 23(6):438-48. PMID: 26378814.

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  • Published on 9/18/2015

    MacLean JV, Faisal-Cury A, Chan YF, Menezes PR, Winters A, Joseph R, Huang H. The relationship between sleep disturbance in pregnancy and persistent common mental disorder in the perinatal period (sleep disturbance and persistent CMD). J Ment Health. 2015 Dec; 24(6):375-8. PMID: 26382909.

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  • Published on 6/1/2014

    Stark R, Joseph R, Pels R. Meeting of the minds: a novel longitudinal ambulatory mental health rotation for internal medicine residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Jun; 6(2):369-70. PMID: 24949160.

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  • Published on 2/10/2014

    Ishikawa RZ, Cardemil EV, Alegría M, Schuman CC, Joseph RC, Bauer AM. Uptake of depression treatment recommendations among Latino primary care patients. Psychol Serv. 2014 Nov; 11(4):421-32. PMID: 24512538.

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  • Published on 9/1/2012

    Griswold T, Bullock C, Gaufberg E, Albanese M, Bonilla P, Dvorak R, Epelbaum C, Givon L, Kueppenbender K, Joseph R, Boyd JW, Shtasel D. Psychiatry in the Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship: an innovative, year-long program. Acad Psychiatry. 2012 Sep 01; 36(5):380-7. PMID: 22983469.

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  • Published on 11/1/2010

    Kunkel EJ, Del Busto E, Kathol R, Stern TA, Wise TN, Stoddard FR, Straus J, Saravay SM, Muskin PR, Dresner N, Harrington CJ, Weiner J, Barnhill J, Becker M, Joseph RC, Oyesanmi O, Fann JR, Colon E, Epstein S, Weinrieb R. Physician staffing for the practice of psychosomatic medicine in general hospitals: a pilot study. Psychosomatics. 2010 Nov-Dec; 51(6):520-7. PMID: 21051685.

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