We’re saddened to announce the passing of our classmate, Rick Hermann on January 16, 2020. Rick was a psychiatrist and health services researcher at Tufts Medical Center, working on improving the quality of care in mental health services. He published widely on methods for assessing quality on topics including: organizational factors associated with the effectiveness of hospital quality improvement activities; interventions to improve detection of substance-abuse problems; and variations in psychiatric practices. He was also the author of Improving Mental Healthcare: A Guide to Measurement-Based Quality Improvement (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2005).
His friend and colleague Peter J. Neumann, ScD posted a tribute to him on the CEVR at Tufts Medical Center