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George Tolomiczenko, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Neurology
KAM B6 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 774 1442

Overview

Experience as a clinician, researcher, teacher and administrator informs the multifaceted role I have with HTE@USC. After earning an undergraduate degree at Caltech, I left LA, for graduate study in the Boston area where I earned a doctorate in clinical psychology at Boston University and a master's in public health at Harvard. As both a scientist and clinician working at medical institutions, my focus shifted to public health and policy issues involving homelessness and mental illness. I am now returning to LA from Toronto where I worked on technology-enabled approaches to healthcare management.

In Canada my work building research capacity was broadened to include directorships in technology-based regional economic development, medical research funding and non-profit organizations. I have always been devoted to creating and funding programs and partnerships enabling research, knowledge translation and chronic disease management. I have done this through energizing interactions with students, faculty, staff and clinical personnel in a variety of settings. I am thrilled to be part of HTE@USC's leadership team re-designing medical and graduate engineering education to train front-line innovators. We'll make sure that HTE@USC graduates will be leaders among interdisciplinary thinkers and inventors in healthcare.
You can reach me through HTE@USC.edu.

Publications

Linking Engineering and Medical Training: A USC program seeks to introduce medical and engineering students to medical device development. IEEE Pulse. 2015 Nov-Dec; 6(6):32-6. View in: PubMed

Factors associated with poor mental health status among homeless women with and without dependent children. Community Ment Health J. 2014 Jul; 50(5):553-9. View in: PubMed

Understanding the patients' perspective of emotional support to significantly improve overall patient satisfaction. Healthc Q. 2012; 15(4):63-9. View in: PubMed

IBD 2009: emerging research frontiers on the path to a cure. Can J Gastroenterol. 2010 Sep; 24(9):557-65. View in: PubMed

Universal health insurance and health care access for homeless persons. Am J Public Health. 2010 Aug; 100(8):1454-61. View in: PubMed

Drug problems among homeless individuals in Toronto, Canada: prevalence, drugs of choice, and relation to health status. BMC Public Health. 2010; 10:94. View in: PubMed

The health of homeless immigrants. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2009 Nov; 63(11):943-8. View in: PubMed

Multidimensional social support and the health of homeless individuals. J Urban Health. 2009 Sep; 86(5):791-803. View in: PubMed

The effect of traumatic brain injury on the health of homeless people. CMAJ. 2008 Oct 7; 179(8):779-84. View in: PubMed

Physicians' knowledge of alcohol, tobacco and folic acid in pregnancy. Subst Abus. 2007 Mar; 28(1):3-9. View in: PubMed

Endoscopy teaching in Canada: a survey of obstetrics and gynecology program directors and graduating residents. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2006 Jan-Feb; 13(1):10-6. View in: PubMed

Interventions to improve the health of the homeless: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2005 Nov; 29(4):311-9. View in: PubMed

SARS: coping with the impact at a community hospital. J Adv Nurs. 2005 Apr; 50(1):101-10. View in: PubMed

The relationship between housing conditions and health status of rooming house residents in Toronto. Can J Public Health. 2003 Nov-Dec; 94(6):436-40. View in: PubMed

The effect of housing interventions on neuropsychological functioning among homeless persons with mental illness. Psychiatr Serv. 2003 Jun; 54(6):905-8. View in: PubMed

Effect of training and other influences on the development of career interest in geriatric psychiatry. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2003 May-Jun; 11(3):300-8. View in: PubMed

Characteristics of persons who are homeless for the first time. Psychiatr Serv. 2002 Nov; 53(11):1472-4. View in: PubMed

The association between homelessness and suicidal ideation and behaviors: results of a cross-sectional survey. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2002; 32(4):418-27. View in: PubMed

Gender differences in legal involvement among homeless shelter users. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2001 Nov-Dec; 24(6):583-93. View in: PubMed

Educating the public about mental illness and homelessness: a cautionary note. Can J Psychiatry. 2001 Apr; 46(3):253-7. View in: PubMed

Personality assessment of homeless adults as a tool for service planning. J Pers Disord. 2000; 14(2):152-61. View in: PubMed

Housing placement and subsequent days homeless among formerly homeless adults with mental illness. Psychiatr Serv. 1999 May; 50(5):674-9. View in: PubMed

Neuropsychological function in homeless mentally ill individuals. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1997 Jan; 185(1):3-12. View in: PubMed

Self-report and observer measures of substance abuse among homeless mentally ill persons in the cross-section and over time. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1996 Nov; 184(11):667-72. View in: PubMed

Assessing homeless mentally ill persons for permanent housing: screening for safety. Community Ment Health J. 1996 Jun; 32(3):275-88. View in: PubMed

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