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Ardis L. Olson, MD — Contributing Investigator

Ardis L. Olson, MD, is a pediatrician and a leader in studies of rural pediatric care.  She directs Clinicians Enhancing Child Health (CECH) and Dartmouth COOP practice based research networks, with over 100 rural pediatric and family medicine practices engaged in clinical research.  Dr. Olson has also published some of the most frequently cited studies of pediatricians’ attitudes toward their role in the management of child mental health problems.  She has implemented the Dartmouth Teen Mental Health program of adolescent depression screening and depression management in primary care in 14 practices in northern New England.  Of particular relevance to the Center, Dr. Olson has considerable experience working with hand-held computers (PDA’s) to conduct patient screening and to engage patients in care.  She is the lead investigator on the research methods core project that is developing Web-based screening for child mental health-related functioning provided via small tablet computers (RMC 3) and facilitates access to rural providers for RMC Project 2.


Contact Information:
Ardis Olson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and of Community and Family Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Director, Clinicians Enhancing Child Health
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 05756-0001
Tel: 603-653-3642/ 603-653-3340
Fax: 602-643-9090