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DegreesBoston University, Ed.D.
Boston University, M.Ed.
Antioch College, B.A.
Boston University, License
ExpertiseClinical Psychology, Adaptation to Medical Illness, Strengthening Resilience, Research on mental health, adaptation to illness, psychosocial intervention.
ProfileDr. David Rintell is a psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience working with individuals and families whose lives have been affected by medical illness. He speaks nationally and internationally on adaptation to illness and finding resilience in the face of life challenges. In addition to his teaching at Brandeis, he is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Psychologist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a Clinical Affiliate in Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has authored professional and lay publications relating to adaptation to chronic illness, Multiple Sclerosis, and Mental Health. He is currently conducting as study which looks at the experience of parents of children and teens with Multiple Sclerosis.
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Awards and Honors
Health Professional Hall of Fame, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2012)
Rintell, David. "Psychosocial Adaptation to Multiple Sclerosis." Multiple Sclerosis and CNS Immunologic Disorders. Ed. Samkoff, L. & Goodman, A. London: Blackwell Publishing, 2014 (forthcoming)
Buckle, G., Halper, J., and Rintell, D. Advances in Multiple Sclerosis. Teaneck, NJ: The Consortium of MS Centers and the France Foundation., 2013.
Fernández Carbonell, C., Benson, L., Rintell, D., Prince, J., & Chitnis, T.. "Functional relapses in pediatric Multiple Sclerosis." Journal of Child Neurology Published online before print September 23, 2013.. (2013).
Melito, R. & Rintell, D. "The interpersonal process of collaboration: An expanded view.." Journal of Systemic Therapies 32. 1 (2013): 14-26.
Minden, S.L., Ding, L., Cleary, P.D., Frankel, D., Glanz, B.I., Healy, B.C., & Rintell, D.J.. "Improving the quality of mental health care in Multiple Sclerosis." Journal of the Neurological Sciences 335 (2013): 42-47.
Rintell, D. & Melito, R.. "“Her illness is a project to be worked on together:” Developing a collaborative, family-centered intervention model for newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis." International Journal of MS Care 15. 3 (2013): 130-136.
Rintell, D., Frankel, D., Minden, S., & Glanz, B.. "Patients' Perspectives on Quality Mental Health Care for People with MS.." General Hospital Psychiatry 34. 6 (2013): 604-610.
Glanz, B., Degano, Irene, Rintell, D., Chitnis, T., Weiner, H., Healy, B. , 15 (8). "Work Productivity in Multiple Sclerosis: Associations with Disability, Depression, Fatigue, Anxiety, Cognition, and Health-Related Quality of Life.." Value in Health 15. 8 (2012): 1029-1035.
Healy, B., Degano, I., Schreck, A., Rintell, D., Weiner, H., Chitnis, T., & Glanz, B. "The impact of a recent relapse on patient-reported outcomes in subjects with multiple sclerosis.." Quality of Life Research 21. 10 (2012): 1677 - 1684.
Rintell, David. "Depression and other Psychosocial Issues in Multiple Sclerosis." Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Therapy. Ed. Weiner, H. & Stankiewicz, J.. NY: Wiley, 2012
Hviid L, Healy B, Rintell D, Chitnis T, Weiner H, & Glanz B.. "Patient Reported Outcomes in Benign MS." Multiple Sclerosis 17. 7 (2011): 876-884.
Kalb, R., Rintell, D., & Koch, K.. "MS and the family: Strategies to promote effective coping and adaptation." Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. June 1-4, 2011.
Rintell, D., Baruch, N., Healy, B., O’Donnell, E., Gorman, M. & Chitnis, T. "Screening for depression in pediatric clinically isolated syndrome and multiple sclerosis populations (Poster)." American Academy of Neurology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 4/11/2010.
Rintell, D., Minden, S., Glanz, B., Healy, B., Cleary, P.. "Improving the recognition and management of mental health problems in persons with multiple sclerosis." ACTRIMS (Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis), San Antonio, TX. 2011.
Stazzone, L., & Rintell, D.. "Locating strengths, finding solutions, and promoting resilience in MS patients." Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. June 1-4, 2011.
Rintell, David. "Children of Parents with MS: Pathology or Resilience?." 2° Convegno Nazionale Rete Psicologi, Genoa, Italy. 10/28/2010.
Rintell, D. & Melito, R.. "Her illness is a project to be worked on together: Developing a collaborative intervention for families newly diagnosed with MS." Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Family Health Care Association, San Diego, CA. 10/22/2009.
Rintell, David, Frankel, D., Glanz, B., Cleary, P., Minden, S.. "Quality of mental health care in multiple sclerosis: Four models of care. [Abstract]." International Journal of MS Care 8. 2 (2007): 44.
Rintell, David, Melito, Richard. Families newly diagnosed with MS: A psychosocial preventive intervention. Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center. Brookline, MA: 2007.
Rintell, David. "Developing confidence and competence with couples." National Society of Genetic Counselors, Region I Spring Conference. Marlboro MA. 4/06.
Rintell, David. "Fatigue is associated with depression and disability in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. [Abstract].." International Journal of MS Care 8. 2 (2006): 56.