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Lawson R. Wulsin, MD


Assistant Training Director of the Family Medicine Psychiatry Residency Program

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience | College of Medicine

  • Bachelor's Degree: Harvard College
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Internship: University Hospitals - Cleveland, OH
  • Residency: Massachusetts Mental Health Center
  • NIMH Fellowship: Massachusetts Mental Health Center
  • Extramural Fellowship: Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry) (Certification Date: 1985-11-30)


Psychosomatic Medicine

Contact Information
Research Interests

Dr. Wulsin directs the Behavioral Science curriculum of the Famly Medicine Residency and co-directs the Cincinnati Center for Treatment-Resistant Depression.

His research interests focus on psychosomatic medicine, specifically depression and cardiovascular disorders.

Clinical Interests

Bipolar Disorder

Mood Disorders



Major Depressive Disorder

Panic Disorder

Psychosomatic Disorder

Treatment Resistant Depression

Peer Reviewed Publications

Espay, Alberto J; Ries, Scott; Maloney, Thomas; Vannest, Jennifer; Neefus, Erin; Dwivedi, Alok K; Allendorfer, Jane B; Wulsin, Lawson R; LaFrance, W Curt; Lang, Anthony E; Szaflarski, Jerzy P 2019. Clinical and neural responses to cognitive behavioral therapy for functional tremor. Neurology, 93 19, e1787-e1798

Wulsin, Lawson R 2019. Another Step Toward Clarifying the Benefits and Burdens of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Psychosomatic medicine, 81 7, 568-569

Wulsin, Lawson R; Blom, Thomas J; Durling, Michelle; Welge, Jeffrey A; DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; McNamara, Robert K; Strakowski, Stephen M 2018. Cardiometabolic risks and omega-3 index in recent-onset bipolar I disorder. Bipolar disorders, 20 7, 658-665

Wulsin, Lawson R; Horn, Paul S; Perry, Jennifer L; Massaro, Joseph M; D?Agostino, Ralph B 2016. The Contribution of Autonomic Imbalance to the Development of Metabolic Syndrome. Psychosomatic medicine, 78 4, 474-80

Wulsin, Lawson R; Horn, Paul S; Perry, Jennifer L; Massaro, Joseph M; D'Agostino, Ralph B 2015. Autonomic Imbalance as a Predictor of Metabolic Risks, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Mortality. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 100 6, 2443-8

Bauer, Leah K; Wulsin, Lawson R; Guadagno, Gina 2011. Acute psychosis and type 2 diabetes mellitus:should screening guidelines be revised? The primary care companion to CNS disorders, 13 1,

Huang, Samuel H; Wulsin, Lawson R; Li, Hua; Guo, Jeff 2009. Dimensionality reduction for knowledge discovery in medical claims database: application to antidepressant medication utilization study. Computer methods and programs in biomedicine, 93 2, 115-23

Wulsin, Lawson R; Musselman, Dominique; Otte, Christian; Bruce, Erica; Ali, Sadia; Whooley, Mary A 2009. Depression and whole blood serotonin in patients with coronary heart disease from the Heart and Soul Study. Psychosomatic medicine, 71 3, 260-5

Vieweg, W Victor R; Julius, Demetrios A; Fernandez, Antony; Wulsin, Lawson R; Mohanty, Pramod K; Beatty-Brooks, Mary; Hasnain, Mehrul; Pandurangi, Anand K 2006. Treatment of depression in patients with coronary heart disease. The American journal of medicine, 119 7, 567-73

Wulsin, Lawson R; Söllner, Wolfgang; Pincus, Harold Alan 2006. Models of integrated care. The Medical clinics of North America, 90 4, 647-77

Huffman, Jeff C; Wulsin, Lawson R; Stern, Theodore A 2005. Newly diagnosed hypertension and depressive symptoms: how would you treat? The Journal of family practice, 54 1, 39-46

Somoza, Eugene C; Winhusen, Theresa M; Bridge, T Peter; Rotrosen, John P; Vanderburg, Douglas G; Harrer, Judy M; Mezinskis, Juris P; Montgomery, Margaret A; Ciraulo, Domenic A; Wulsin, Lawson R; Barrett, Jera A 2004. An open-label pilot study of methylphenidate in the treatment of cocaine dependent patients with adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of addictive diseases, 23 1, 77-92

Wulsin, L R 2000. Does depression kill? Archives of internal medicine, 160 12, 1731-2

Wulsin, L R; Maddock, R; Beitman, B; Dawaher, R; Wells, V E 1999. Clonazepam treatment of panic disorder in patients with recurrent chest pain and normal coronary arteries. International journal of psychiatry in medicine, 29 1, 97-105

Thienhaus, O J; Wulsin, L R 1993. The journal club in psychiatric residency training. Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry, 17 1, 52-3

Wulsin, L R; Jacobson, A M; Rand, L I 1993. Psychosocial adjustment to advanced proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes care, 16 8, 1061-6

Yingling, K W; Wulsin, L R; Arnold, L M; Rouan, G W 1993. Estimated prevalences of panic disorder and depression among consecutive patients seen in an emergency department with acute chest pain. Journal of general internal medicine, 8 5, 231-5

Wulsin, L R; Frank, E; Salzman, C; Rush, A J; Jacobsberg, L 1992. Treatment selection in major depression. The Journal of psychotherapy practice and research, 1 3, 291-302

Wulsin, L R; Arnold, L M; Hillard, J R 1991. Axis I disorders in ER patients with atypical chest pain. International journal of psychiatry in medicine, 21 1, 37-46

Wulsin, L R; Yingling, K 1991. Psychiatric aspects of chest pain in the emergency department. The Medical clinics of North America, 75 5, 1175-88

Phero, J C; Ackerman, W E; Wulsin, L R 1990. A brief psychotic reaction during the administration of intravenous 2-chloroprocaine for the treatment of chronic pain. Pain, 43 3, 349-52

Wulsin, L R; Hillard, J R; Geier, P; Hissa, D; Rouan, G W 1988. Screening emergency room patients with atypical chest pain for depression and panic disorder. International journal of psychiatry in medicine, 18 4, 315-23

Wulsin, L R; Bursztajn, H; Gutheil, T G 1983. Unexpected clinical features of the Tarasoff decision: the therapeutic alliance and the "duty to warn". The American journal of psychiatry, 140 5, 601-3

Wulsin, L R . An agenda for primary care psychiatry. Psychosomatics, 37 2, 93-9

Wulsin, L R; Jacobson, A M; Rand, L I . Psychosocial correlates of mild visual loss. Psychosomatic medicine, 53 1, 109-17

Wulsin, L R; Jacobson, A M; Rand, L I . Psychosocial aspects of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes care, 10 3, 367-73

Wulsin, L R; Vaillant, G E; Wells, V E . A systematic review of the mortality of depression. Psychosomatic medicine, 61 1, 6-17

Wulsin, Lawson R . Is depression a major risk factor for coronary disease? A systematic review of the epidemiologic evidence. Harvard review of psychiatry, 12 2, 79-93

Wulsin, Lawson R; Evans, Jane C; Vasan, Ramachandran S; Murabito, Joanne M; Kelly-Hayes, Margaret; Benjamin, Emelia J . Depressive symptoms, coronary heart disease, and overall mortality in the Framingham Heart Study. Psychosomatic medicine, 67 5, 697-702

Wulsin, Lawson R; Singal, Bonita M . Do depressive symptoms increase the risk for the onset of coronary disease? A systematic quantitative review. Psychosomatic medicine, 65 2, 201-10