Center for Perioperative Mental Health

Department of Psychiatry and Department of Anesthesiology

The Center for Perioperative Mental Health develops personalized pathways for patient-centered, perioperative geriatric care to optimize brain health. Center leaders are supporting the stakeholder engagement and collaborative planning process for the center.

The Center for Perioperative Mental Health is led by Dr. Michael Avidan and Dr. Eric Lenze.

Holzer, K.J., Avidan, M.S., and Lenze, E.J. (2021) Perioperative Mental Health in Older Adults: New Research on Epidemiology and Outcomes. Am J of Geriatric Psychiatry, 29(12);1222-1224.doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.02.036[PM1] 

Abraham, J., Meng, A., Siraco, S., et al. (2020) A Qualitative Study of Perioperative Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry, 28(10):1107-1118. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2020.02.010

Abraham J, Holzer KJ, Lenard EM, et al. Perioperative mental health intervention bundle for older surgical patients: protocol for an intervention development and feasibility study. BMJ Open. 2022;12(8):e062398. Published 2022 Aug 23. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2022-062398

Abraham J, Holzer KJ, Lenard EM, et al. A Perioperative Mental Health Intervention for Depressed and Anxious Older Surgical Patients: Results From a Feasibility Study [published online ahead of print, 2023 Sep 10]. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2023;S1064-7481(23)00409-8. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2023.09.003

Abraham J, Meng A, Baumann A, et al. A multi- and mixed-method adaptation study of a patient-centered perioperative mental health intervention bundleBMC Health Serv Res. 2023;23(1):1175. Published 2023 Oct 27. doi:10.1186/s12913-023-10186-3

The Center for Perioperative Mental Health (CMPH) is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (grant #1P50MH122351 – 01A1). In addition to the NIMH, the CPMH received seed funding from the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) in the form of a Special Translational Award Recipient (STAR) grant.