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    George Tolomiczenko, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentNeurology
    AddressKAM B6
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9031
    Phone+1 323 774 1442
    Emailgeorge.tolomiczenko@med.usc.edu
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      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 to 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 have co-led HTE@USC since 2010 and re-designing medical and graduate engineering education to train front-line informed innovators. HTE@USC graduates will be leaders among interdisciplinary thinkers and inventors in healthcare.


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      Caltech, PasadenaBS (Honors)06/1984Engineering, Biology, Psychology (ISP)
      Boston University, BostonMA, PhD06/1991Clinical Psychology
      Harvard School of Public Health, BostonMPH05/1995Healthcare Policy & Management
      Rotman School of Management, UofT, TorontoMBA06/2004Marketing Strategy & Organizational Development

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      1. Tolomiczenko G, Sanger T. 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. PMID: 26583889.
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      2. Chambers C, Chiu S, Scott AN, Tolomiczenko G, Redelmeier DA, Levinson W, Hwang SW. 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. PMID: 23423484; PMCID: PMC3883929.
      3. Adamson K, Bains J, Pantea L, Tyrhwitt J, Tolomiczenko G, Mitchell T. Understanding the patients' perspective of emotional support to significantly improve overall patient satisfaction. Healthc Q. 2012; 15(4):63-9. PMID: 23803406.
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      4. Steinhart AH, Tolomiczenko G. IBD 2009: emerging research frontiers on the path to a cure. Can J Gastroenterol. 2010 Sep; 24(9):557-65. PMID: 21152461; PMCID: PMC2948766.
      5. Hwang SW, Ueng JJ, Chiu S, Kiss A, Tolomiczenko G, Cowan L, Levinson W, Redelmeier DA. Universal health insurance and health care access for homeless persons. Am J Public Health. 2010 Aug; 100(8):1454-61. PMID: 20558789; PMCID: PMC2901287.
      6. Grinman MN, Chiu S, Redelmeier DA, Levinson W, Kiss A, Tolomiczenko G, Cowan L, Hwang SW. Drug problems among homeless individuals in Toronto, Canada: prevalence, drugs of choice, and relation to health status. BMC Public Health. 2010 Feb 24; 10:94. PMID: 20181248; PMCID: PMC2841106.
      7. Chiu S, Redelmeier DA, Tolomiczenko G, Kiss A, Hwang SW. The health of homeless immigrants. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2009 Nov; 63(11):943-8. PMID: 19654122; PMCID: PMC2773541.
      8. Hwang SW, Kirst MJ, Chiu S, Tolomiczenko G, Kiss A, Cowan L, Levinson W. Multidimensional social support and the health of homeless individuals. J Urban Health. 2009 Sep; 86(5):791-803. PMID: 19629703; PMCID: PMC2729873.
      9. Hwang SW, Colantonio A, Chiu S, Tolomiczenko G, Kiss A, Cowan L, Redelmeier DA, Levinson W. The effect of traumatic brain injury on the health of homeless people. CMAJ. 2008 Oct 07; 179(8):779-84. PMID: 18838453; PMCID: PMC2553875.
      10. Lefebvre LG, Ordean A, Midmer D, Kahan M, Tolomiczenko G. Physicians' knowledge of alcohol, tobacco and folic acid in pregnancy. Subst Abus. 2007 Mar; 28(1):3-9. PMID: 19263558.
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      11. Raymond E, Ternamian A, Leyland N, Tolomiczenko G. 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. PMID: 16431317.
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      12. Hwang SW, Tolomiczenko G, Kouyoumdjian FG, Garner RE. Interventions to improve the health of the homeless: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2005 Nov; 29(4):311-9. PMID: 16242595.
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      13. Tolomiczenko G, Kahan M, Ricci M, Strathern L, Jeney C, Patterson K, Wilson L. SARS: coping with the impact at a community hospital. J Adv Nurs. 2005 Apr; 50(1):101-10. PMID: 15788070.
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      14. Hwang SW, Martin RE, Tolomiczenko G, Hulchanski JD. 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. PMID: 14700243.
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      15. Seidman LJ, Schutt RK, Caplan B, Tolomiczenko G, Turner WM, Goldfinger SM. The effect of housing interventions on neuropsychological functioning among homeless persons with mental illness. Psychiatr Serv. 2003 Jun; 54(6):905-8. PMID: 12773609.
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      16. Lieff SJ, Tolomiczenko G, Dunn LB. 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. PMID: 12724109.
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      17. Goering P, Tolomiczenko G, Sheldon T, Boydell K, Wasylenki D. Characteristics of persons who are homeless for the first time. Psychiatr Serv. 2002 Nov; 53(11):1472-4. PMID: 12407279.
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      18. Eynan R, Langley J, Tolomiczenko G, Rhodes AE, Links P, Wasylenki D, Goering P. The association between homelessness and suicidal ideation and behaviors: results of a cross-sectional survey. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2002; 32(4):418-27. PMID: 12501966.
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      19. Tolomiczenko G, Goering P. Gender differences in legal involvement among homeless shelter users. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2001 Nov-Dec; 24(6):583-93. PMID: 11795222.
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      20. Tolomiczenko G, Goering PN, Durbin JF. Educating the public about mental illness and homelessness: a cautionary note. Can J Psychiatry. 2001 Apr; 46(3):253-7. PMID: 11320679.
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      21. Tolomiczenko G, Sota T, Goering PN. Personality assessment of homeless adults as a tool for service planning. J Pers Disord. 2000; 14(2):152-61. PMID: 10897465.
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      22. Goldfinger SM, Schutt RK, Tolomiczenko G, Seidman L, Penk WE, Turner W, Caplan B. Housing placement and subsequent days homeless among formerly homeless adults with mental illness. Psychiatr Serv. 1999 May; 50(5):674-9. PMID: 10332905.
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      23. Seidman LJ, Caplan BB, Tolomiczenko G, Turner WM, Penk WE, Schutt RK, Goldfinger SM. Neuropsychological function in homeless mentally ill individuals. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1997 Jan; 185(1):3-12. PMID: 9040527.
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      24. Goldfinger SM, Schutt RK, Seidman LJ, Turner WM, Penk WE, Tolomiczenko G. 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. PMID: 8955679.
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      25. Goldfinger SM, Schutt RK, Turner W, Tolomiczenko G, Abelman M. Assessing homeless mentally ill persons for permanent housing: screening for safety. Community Ment Health J. 1996 Jun; 32(3):275-88. PMID: 8790969.
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