Robertson Health Network of Companies

Robertson Health is a group of companies that work together to provide a network of research and development, deployment and consultation companies in the field of predictive and precision based medicine.

The goal is to operate efficient, sustainable and profitable companies that can in turn support innovative medical solutions to the developing world through donations to the public charity division.

The future of medicine is in creating solutions for consumers, physicians and payers that improve the diagnosis, in a less costly and more accurate way, and improve patient adherence through innovative one size fits one programs, especially as they relate to chronic disease management in the Wellness division. This research driven approach also allows the company to provide services to corporations, first responders and athletes to help them improve their decision making capabilities, overcome stress more rapidly, prevent disease and improve their personal lives. Paramount to success is the use of technology that is innovative, interactive and intelligent.

Robertson Health’s ability to push decisions to the end user with more accurate, tailored and dynamic recommendations is key to its success. The use of Robertson’s award winning artificial intelligence technology that can identify “The Cards You Are Dealt” and tailor a healthy lifestyle, remove performance and health inhibitors and prevent disease is the foundation for the group of companies effectiveness as demonstrated through outcome studies.

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Dr. Joel. C. Robertson, B.S., Pharm.D.

Robertson Health Founder and CEO

Dr. Joel Robertson is the founder and CEO of Robertson Global Health Solutions Corporation (RGHS), Robertson Health Services, Inc. (RHS), Robertson Research Institute (RRI), Robertson Brain Health (RBH), and the Robertson Family Foundation (RFF), together called Robertson Health. Robertson Health is dedicated to making a lasting impact on healthcare around the world through a network of for-profit and non-profit organizations. This network of companies share a common goal: to save lives and improve quality of life through health information technology. The vision is backed with Dr. Robertson’s global initiative to change world medicine. RBH is dedicated to working with individuals, corporations and organizations, especially executives, to prevent disease and enhance performance at work and home.

In 2002, a tragedy led Dr. Robertson to expand his focus from brain chemistry and behavior to developing an accessible medical diagnostic information system. When the son of a close friend died because his doctors didn’t have immediate access to all relevant diagnostic information, Dr. Robertson was led on another personal mission: to turn the tragedy into an opportunity to help others by reducing the global rate of death from lack of access to medical care and misdiagnoses.

To accomplish his mission Dr. Robertson established a new organization, the Robertson Research Institute (RRI), which is a 501(c)(3) public charity. RRI was established as a public charity in order to ensure that life-saving technologies reach people in need regardless of financial or social status. Dr. Robertson founded this organization on the principles of compassion, respect, and hope. “I looked at a personal dream of mine and figured out how to support it,” says Robertson of the mission and philosophy of RRI. The organization is a unique incubator of sustainable and innovative medical technology and public/private partnerships. This approach has already led to successful collaboration with organizations as diverse as Microsoft Corporation, Intel Corporation, Johnson and Johnson, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary International, Discovery Health (South Africa), HealthInsite (South Africa), Grameen Foundation USA, Hospital de Americano, Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, the Rural Health Initiative of India and the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in India.

In 2005 Dr. Robertson formed NxOpinion, which later became RGHS, which focuses on the commercialization of the RHealth Advisor suite of medical applications. Dr. Robertson is well on his way to achieving his goal with the development of NxOpinion, the diagnostic engine in the RHealth Advisor application suite that provides physicians and other healthcare workers with timely and relevant information to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. RHealth Advisor, a rich, versatile health knowledgebase and application platform, uses mobile technology, personal computers and web interface. RHealth Advisor is a regionalized source of health information and a global healthcare solution for use by institutions and practitioners worldwide. The NxOpinion diagnostic engine is one of Microsoft’s globally featured video case studies on best application of Microsoft technology to real world solutions and earned Robertson a 2004 Computerworld Honors Award nomination and a finalist as one of the top five medical software applications in the world.

A widely recognized leader in the area of brain chemistry and behavior, Dr. Robertson is an internationally recognized clinician, best-selling author, lecturer, and consultant. Over the past 25 years, over 14,000 individuals seeking to improve their personal performance, health, and wellness have been assessed and treated using his proprietary tools. Dr. Robertson has authored numerous books relating to brain chemistry and improving personal performance. His two most recent books are Peak Performance Living and Natural Prozac.

Throughout his professional career, Dr. Robertson has been a featured speaker at numerous American Medical Association and other professionally sponsored conferences. The treatment protocols from Dr. Robertson’s programs, as well as his recommendations, have been based on substantiated and documented data found in conservative medical journals such as Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Robertson has worked with many notable national and international clients such as the Detroit Red Wings, Leo Burnett Company, General Motors, Fuji Photo Films, Dow Corning Corporation, and the United States Department of Defense.

The online Brain Chemistry Optimization Program, which is derived from the Robertson Performance Enhancement Program, has been specifically developed for the convenience and betterment of individuals and as an educational resource for clinicians and their patients. It is available through Robertson Wellness and is based on the science of brain chemistry to help individuals overcome the personal inhibitors that compromise overall health, wellness, and performance. This program is widely used in the United States, Australia, South Africa and other parts of the world.

Originally contracted by the Federal Government to develop the National Treatment Protocols for Behavioral Emergencies and as a consultant on the team that developed the National Treatment Protocols for Cardiovascular Emergencies for Emergency Medical Services, diagnostic medicine was not an untraveled path for Dr. Robertson.

Dr. Robertson has twice been involved with special requests from the Department of Defense to work with high stress situations, including the Central Command Network in Panama and at the Pentagon as a consultant for five star generals.

Dr. Robertson has been an expert witness in several court cases, including consulting with the Attorney General’s office of Michigan and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Dr. Robertson has extended his efforts to impact others in a positive manner through numerous humanitarian activities. In August 2007, he, his wife, and family were accompanied on a medical mission trip to Dominican Republic Crossroads by 11 employees and friends. In Kurnool, India, he was privileged to be a keynote speaker and honored guest for his efforts at the opening of a Rotary Hospital in India. He was an honored guest with a parade and special ceremony in Banagannapalli, India for his efforts to help the poor of India. He has consulted with the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, Governments of Sudan, Kenya, South Africa, Pakistan, Dubai and Abu Dhabi on global medicine and extending the reach to the rural poor of those countries. He has given several presentations at local, state and international Rotary Organizations teaching them how to reach the poor and underserved in rural areas worldwide. He has worked closely with the indigenous populations being a keynote speaker and working within tribal communities, in the United States and Canada. Dr. Robertson has worked within the inner city communities throughout the United States and other parts of the world with his world renowned program of “Raising Healthy Kids in an Unhealthy World.” Dr. Robertson has presented over 500 lectures on alcohol, drugs and parenting to a wide array of community groups.

Dr. Robertson lives with his wife in Michigan and has 3 daughters all of whom are part of the family business and share his compassion and drive to positively impact and save lives around the world.

Education

University of Michigan, Pharm.D.

  • Dr. Robertson wrote his own program, enabling him to explore his interest in the brain and its relationship to behavior while taking courses through the Medical School curriculum.
  • Dr. Robertson’s specialty area is neuropharmacology, but he also completed specific training areas focused on psychiatry and cardiovascular pharmacology.
  • Dr. Robertson completed postgraduate studies, including courses at Harvard University, in chemical dependency and family system therapies.

Ferris State University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy

  • During his course of study, Dr. Robertson received additional training in psychology and philosophy.

Ferris State University, Honorary Doctor of Health Services

  • Dr. Robertson was awarded an honorary doctorates from Ferris State University in May 2013 for his exemplary contribution to the field of medicine

Clinical Practice History

Dr. Robertson’s Private Practice

  • In 1982, after seeing more than 10,000 patients, Dr. Robertson started a private practice specializing in his treatment philosophies, which eventually expanded to include two medical practices and 22 on-staff clinicians.
  • From 1978 through 1984, he started two inpatient facilities, three outpatient and day care facilities, and consulted with over 30 inpatient/outpatient chemical dependency and psychiatric facilities.

Bay Medical Center, Bay City, MI, Director of Chemical Dependency

  • In 1978, Dr. Robertson was contracted to provide inpatient chemical dependency services for Bay Medical Center within five years. By the third year of operation, the program took over a 100-bed hospital facility and provided inpatient, outpatient and day care services for the community.

Gladwin Hospital, Gladwin, MI, Director of Clinical Services

  • Dr. Robertson managed the Laboratory, Radiology, Emergency, Physical Therapy, Toxicology and Pharmacy services. Within six months, he developed a chemical dependency and 30-bed psychiatric sub-acute care facility, and created the Director of Regional Health Center position to supervise the medical, psychological and counseling staffs.
  • The program received national acclaim and Dr. Robertson has served as a consultant to develop new programs and facilities and to train staff in existing programs.

Corporate Positions

Robertson Health (RH):

  • In 2010, Dr. Robertson labeled the expanded and unique group of non-profit and for-profit companies that network together with a similar vision and mission. This group of companies is now known as Robertson Health.
  • RH offers a suite of medical software products to meet a wide range of life needs. The companies include Robertson Global Health Solutions Corporation, Robertson Health Services, Inc., Robertson Research Institute, Robertson Wellness and Robertson Family Foundation.
  • RH offers comprehensive, scientifically based systems to address better health and well-being and control costs while maximizing quality of service.

Robertson Global Health Solutions Corporation (RGHS):

  • In 2010, as President and CEO, Dr. Robertson transformed NxOpinion, LLC into RGHS as a publically traded company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Robertson Health Services, Inc (RHS). Dr. Robertson serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
  • RGHS has created a healthcare software solution – RHealth Advisor. RHealth Advisor is a rich versatile health knowledgebase and application platform that uses mobile technology, personal computers and web interfaces to deliver a powerful suite of health applications.
  • This software became available July 15, 2010 after more than five years in development, extensive testing, independent research validation studies and pilot studies in India, Africa, and the Dominican Republic. Current contracts are being negotiated in India, USA, and South Africa.
  • The company employs a diverse team of medical, technical and management staff who are able to coordinate multiple projects that relate to the needs of the Robertson Health companies.

NxOpinion, LLC (pronounced Next Opinion):

  • In 2005 Dr. Robertson created the company to develop NxOpinion 3.0 diagnostic software. NxOpinion 3.0 is a software suite designed especially for rural healthcare needs. It has been designed by and for healthcare workers, physicians and governments to provide multiple, easy to use features that attempt to encapsulate most of the needs of basic healthcare in the rural and remote areas of the world.
  • In 2010, as stated above, Dr. Robertson transformed NxOpinion, LLC into RGHS as a publically traded company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Robertson Health Services, Inc (RHS).

Robertson Research Institute, Inc. (RRI):

  • In 2002 Dr. Robertson created RRI as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose focus is research and development.

Robertson Brain Health, LLC (RBH):

  • Dr. Robertson founded Robertson Brain Health in 2005 to provide his proprietary brain chemistry and wellness programs. The Robertson brain chemistry programs are utilized throughout the United States, Australia and other parts of the world.
  • The programs are based on a proprietary technique that correlates brain chemistry symptoms with tailored activity, diet, nutrition, medication and other adjunct techniques to help the patient monitor and measure their recovery. The programs also provide distinct techniques to improve brain chemistry balance.
  • All aspects of the programs are founded on evidence-based medicine and proven techniques. These tailored programs are based on the Brain Chemistry Optimization Program (BCOP) which has helped more than 14,000 individuals overcome the personal inhibitors that compromise overall health, wellness, and performance.
  • These programs have been specifically developed for the convenience and betterment of individuals and as an educational resource for clinicians and their patients.

Robertson Institute:

  • Robertson Institute was created in 1978. As President of the Institute, Dr. Robertson has consulted with Fortune 100 companies and lectured for the American Medical Association, as well as other national and international associations/organizations. He has consulted for professional athletic programs and major corporations throughout the world, including the Detroit Red Wings, Leo Burnett Co, General Motors, Fuji, Dow Corning, United Airlines, Black Dot, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Robertson Family Foundation:

  • The Robertson Family Foundation was created in 2007 in order to provide the Robertson Family an avenue to provide support to the poor and underserved in the United States and worldwide.

Training Programs

Brain Chemistry Optimization Program (BCOP):

  • The Brain Chemistry Optimization Program (BCOP) is a scientific tool to assess brain chemistry issues. It is designed to aid individuals in balancing their brain chemistry, allowing them to think more clearly and accurately, react more positively, overcome stress and anxiety more successfully and address compulsiveness and addictive behaviors without addiction transfer. The program incorporates genetic and environmental influences, health history, and individual preferences in order to design workable, actionable, individualized plans. Written for the non-psychiatric patient the BCOP is HIPAA compliant.

Robertson Performance Enhancement Programs (PEP):

  • Training programs developed by Dr. Robertson are used throughout the world to enhance potential and maximize health. These include: Enhancing Your Health, Maintaining a Healthy Weight, Developing an Intervention with a Dependent Person, Coping with Co-Dependency, Training Family Systems, Enhancing Corporate Productivity, and handling depression and suicide.
  • Clinical versions also help people recover from compulsive disorders, depression and addictions.

United States Government Projects

  • Dr. Robertson has also worked with the Department of Defense on several occasions and is a pre-approved trainer for several governmental agencies.
  • He also developed the National Treatment Protocols for Behavioral Emergencies and consulted on the team that developed the National Treatment Protocols for Cardiovascular Emergencies for Emergency Medical Services.
  • Dr. Robertson was also involved in developing the categorization scheme for the EMS System for the United States ensuring a continuity of care from rural hospitals through tertiary care facilities.
  • He also consulted with the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding improved utilization of health care resources throughout the world.

Presentations (since 2006)

  • “Brain Behavior and Mood” The 23rd International Psychology of Health, Immunity and Disease Conference. National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) Hilton Head, SC. December 2011.
  • “The Good, the Bad and The Ugly of Dopamine and Serotonin: Understanding Brain Chemistry and Mood.” The 23rd International Psychology of Health, Immunity and Disease Conference. National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) Hilton Head, SC. December 2011.
  • “Neurophysiology of Performance.” Adcock Ingram Healthcare Pharmacist Summit. Johannesburg, S. Africa. http://www.pharmacistsummit.co.za/Default.aspx November 2011.
  • “Neurophysiology and Behavior: Understanding How Brain Chemistry Affects Behavior.” Alaska Osteopathic Medical Association 23rd Annual CME Conference Seward, AK. July 2011.
  • “Brain and Behavior: Utilizing Brain Chemistry Technology with Your Patients.” Alaska Osteopathic Medical Association 23rd Annual CME Conference Seward, AK. July 2011.
  • “A Local Company Making a Global Impact.” Joel Robertson, Saginaw Township Business Association Saginaw, MI. April 2011.
  • “RHealth Advisor, Cloud-based Services for Mobile Phone Access to the NxOpinion Clinical Decision Support System for Health Extension Workers.” Joel Robertson, Del DeHart, Brooke Roff, mHealth Summit, Washington DC. November 2010.
  • “Expert Medical Systems in Remote Areas”. NetHope Summit Silicon Valley, CA. November 2010.
  • “Wireless Health in Developing Regions.” (Panel Discussion) Wireless Health 2010 [Academic and Research Conference] San Diego, CA. October 2010
  • “Dr Joel C Robertson’s Bio (2008).” ProjectUNITE Workshop Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals. Hyderabad, India. May 2010.

  • “Realizing Remote Healthcare Delivery through a Combined Ruggedized Hardware and Expert System Medical Software Solution”. (Keynote Speaker) 7th International Conference of E-Government (ICEG) 2010 Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. April 2010.
  • “An Agile and Accessible Adaptation of Bayesian Inference to Medical Diagnostics for Rural Health Extension Workers.” (poster) The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Symposium: Linked Data Meets Artificial Intelligence. Stanford, CA. March 2010.
  • “Scaling the Reach and Impact of Primary Care”. Health Plan Executive Forum [Microsoft Research] Stanford, CA. March 2010.
  • “NxOpinion: A Novel Integrated and Predictive Solution for Global Healthcare Delivery”. Microsoft Research Invited Seminar. Redmond, WA. March, 2010.
  • “Healthcare Delivery in Developing Countries: Challenges and Potential Solutions” Joel Robertson, Del DeHart, Kristin Tolles, and David Heckerman. Microsoft Research eScience Workshop [Release of The Fourth Paradigm] http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/fourthparadigm/ Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. October 2009.
  • “Mobile Application of a Robust Medical Decision Support and Monitoring Platform (NxOpinion) Among Remote and Low Resource Populations.” (poster) Joel Robertson, Del DeHart, and Sheila Szczepanski, Robertson Technologies. mHealth Summit 2009 Washington DC. October 29-30, 2009.
  • “Equipping Your Brain for Peak Performance.” 13th Annual Women’s Retreat. Camp Arcadia [Christian Retreat Center]. Arcadia, MI, September 2009.
  • “Neurophysiology of Performance: Understanding How Brain Chemistry Affects Mood and Behavior.” 19th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference San Francisco, CA. March 2009.
  • “Brain Chemistry & Body Image: A View from the Inside Out.” (Keynote) iaedp Symposium 2009 (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) Long Beach, CA. March 2009.
  • “Brain Chemistry & Body Image: More Tools of the Trade.” iaedp Symposium 2009 (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) Long Beach, CA. March 2009.
  • “Brain Behavior and Mood” The 20th International Psychology of Health, Immunity and Disease Conference. National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) Hilton Head, SC. December 2008.
  • “The Good, the Bad and The Ugly of Dopamine and Serotonin: Understanding Brain Chemistry and Mood.” The 20th International Psychology of Health, Immunity and Disease Conference. National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) Hilton Head, SC. December 2008.The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine -“The Stethoscope of the Future.” Michigan State Medical Society Foundation Annual Scientific E- Summit “Six Degrees of Electronification” Troy, MI. November, 2008.
  • “Improvement of Diagnostic Performance in Indian General Practitioners Using NxOpinion.” Joel Robertson, Del DeHart, Ramakrishnayya Gadam, D. Prasada Rao, M.U.R. Naidu. PHI 2007: Creating a Global Partnership in Public Health Informatics, Seattle, WA. 2007
  • “Brain Behavior and Mood: New Findings and Approaches to Maximize Efficacy and Impact.” The 19th International Psychology of Health, Immunity and Disease Conference. National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) Hilton Head, SC. December 2007.
  • “Realizing Big Dreams.” Saginaw County Business and Education Partnership Saginaw, MI. September 2006.

Publications

  • “The Critical Role of the Brain in Health and How This Leads Medicine to a One Size Fits One” Advances in Health, Winter 2014, Vol 28, 1
  • “An Agile and Accessible Adaptation of Bayesian Inference to Medical Diagnostics for Rural Health Extension Workers.” (poster) The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Symposium: Linked Data Meets Artificial Intelligence. Stanford, CA. March 2010.
  • “Mobile Application of a Robust Medical Decision Support and Monitoring Platform (NxOpinion) Among Remote and Low Resource Populations.” (poster) Joel Robertson, and Del DeHart, Robertson Technologies. mHealth Summit 2009 Washington DC. October 29-30, 2009.
  • “Support for a Grieving Employee.” EAP Digest [Troy, MI] Fall 1999.
  • “How to Help Grieving Adolescents.” Student Assistance Journal [Troy, MI] May/June 1999.
  • “Introduction to Changing Corporate Culture.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] April 1999.
  • “Procrastination in the Work Place.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] March 1999.
  • “Behavior and Brain Chemistry.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] February 1999.
  • “Understanding Work Ethics.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] January 1999.
  • “Brain Chemistry and Optimal Working Environment.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] November 1998.
  • “Stress and Its Effects.” Fitness Magazine [New York, NY] October 1998.
  • “Brain Chemistry and Neuro-Behavioral Style.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] October 1998.
  • “Brain Chemistry and the Performance Linkage.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] September 1998.
  • “Understanding Weight Gain and Brain Chemistry.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] August 1998.
  • “Staying Positive in a Negative World.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] July 1998.
  • “Nutrition and Performance.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] June 1998.
  • “Eating and Performance.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] May 1998.
  • “Stress and Performance.” Total Health Magazine [Waco TX] May 1998.
  • “Exercise and Performance.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] April 1998.
  • “Stress and Performance.” Dealer Communicator [Fort Lauderdale, FL] March 1998.
  • “Trauma in the Camp.” Christian Camp and Conference Journal Vol. 1, No. 3, September 1997.
  • “Stress and Its Effects.” Natural Health Magazine Sept 1997.
  • “Natural Prozac.” Natural Health Magazine June 1997.
  • “Your Mind, Your Mood and Food.” CardiSense Vol. 7, No. 1 Hoechst Marion Roussel, New York, NY, January 1997.
  • “A Crises Response Program for Educational Institutions.” Secondary Education Today [Journal of the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals] Grief Recovery, Inc. Vol. 38, No. 1, 1997.
  • “The Stages of Recovery.” Employee Assistance Professional Report [Waco, TX] Stevens Publishing. November 1995.
  • “Can We Treat Crack? Part Two: Management.” Professional Counselor Magazine October 1994.
  • “Can We Treat Crack? Part One: Examining the Problem.” Professional Counselor Magazine August 1994.
  • “Keeping the Weight Off?” Today’s Better Life Magazine Thomas Nelson Publishers. Spring 1994.
  • “The Super Chemicals.” Employee Assistance Professional Report [Waco, TX] Stevens Publishing. November 1993.
  • “Neuropharmacologist Offers Alternative Plan Personalizing Recovery, Exposing CD Myths.” Employee Assistance Professional Report [Waco, TX] Stevens Publishing. September 1992.
  • “Increased Popularity of Depression Diagnosis Highlights EAPs’ Need to Monitor Prozac Use.” Employee Assistance Professional Report [Waco, TX] Stevens Publishing. August 1992.
  • “Prozac, Friend or Foe.” Employee Assistance Professional Report [Waco, TX] Stevens Publishing. December 1991.
  • “Update on Psychotropics.” Employee Assistance Professional Report [Waco, TX] Stevens Publishing. December 1991.
  • “Sexual Addictions as a Disease; A Neurobehavioral Model.” American Journal of Preventative Psychiatry and Neurology May 1990. Vol. 2, No. 3.
  • “Kicking the Habit Around.” Employee Assistance Magazine, December 1989. Vol. 2, No. 5.
  • “Sports and Chemical Dependency” (Interview). Detroit Magazine September 1989.
  • “Neurochemistry and the 1990’s.” Professional Counselor July/August 1989. Vol. 4, No. 1.
  • “The Role of Recreation in Treatment; Changing Self-Destructive Behavior.” Adolescent Counselor June/July 1989. Vol. 2, No. 2.
  • “Professional Sports and Alcoholism.” (Interview) Physician and Sports Medicine April 1989.
  • “Breaking the Cycle of Relapse.” Professional Counselor March/April 1989. Vol. 3, No. 5.
  • “Filling the Emptiness: Cocaine Anhedonia.” Professional Counselor January/February 1989, Vol. 4, No.3.
  • “Nature of the Beast.” (Interview) Employee Assistance Magazine October 1988. Vol. 1, No. 5.
  • “Preventing Relapse and Transfer of Addiction: A Neurochemical Approach.” EAP Digest September/October 1988. Vol. 8, No. 6.

Special Contracts

  • ProjectUNITE: Using Novel IT Solutions to Improve Treatment Effectiveness. Johnson and Johnson, Robertson Technologies, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Grameen Foundation India, April 2010.
  • Community HIT Platform Collaborative Project. Johnson and Johnson, Robertson Research Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Grameen Foundation USA, April 2010.
  • Enhancing Rural Healthcare Through Development of a Technology-Based Infrastructure. Global Health Grant Award. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, November 2008.
  • Cocaine and Its Effects. Sponsored by the Department of Defense, United States Government, Panama City, Panama, 1989.

  • Minimal Requirements for Categorization of Substance Abuse Facilities. Sponsored in part by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. DHEW #05H00487, 1978.

  • Substance Abuse Treatment Protocols. Sponsored in part by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. DHEW #05H00487, 1978.

Awards

  • Nominated by Microsoft for the 2004 Computerworld Honors 21st Century Achievement Award. Robertson Technology was honored for its impact on the information technology revolution as it relates to world medicine.

  • In 2010, Dr. Robertson was recognized by the Rotary International Eye Trust in Banagannapalli, India for his efforts to help the poor and underserved people at the opening of a Rotary Hospital in India.

Books Published: International Publishers

  • Natural Prozac: Learning to Release Your Body’s own Anti-Depressants (e-book). HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, January 2009.
  • The Doctors Book of Alternative Home Remedies. Chapter on Depression. Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA, March 2000.
  • Vivir A Pleno Rendimiento (Spanish version of Peak Performance Living). Editorial Kairo’s, Barcelona, Spain, March 1998.
  • Crises Response Planning: Managing a Crisis in the School Family. Co-author David Opalewski, MA. The Balance Group, Grand Rapids, MI, January 1998.
  • Natural Prozac: Learning to Release Your Body’s own Anti-Depressants (paperback). HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, January 1998.
  • Natural Prozac(Croatian version). VBZ, June 1997.
  • Peak Performance Living (Spanish version). HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, May 1997.
  • Natural Prozac(Chinese version). Classic Communications, Co., May 1997.
  • Natural Prozac. HarperCollins Publishers, Melbourne, Australia, May 1997.
  • Peak Performance Living(paperback). HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, May 1997.
  • Food for Thought. Peak Performance Living, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA, February 1997.
  • Natural Prozac: Learning to Release Your Body’s Own Anti-Depressants(hardback) HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, February 1997.
  • Peak Performance Living. HarperCollins Publishers, Melbourne, Australia, July 1996.
  • Ayu’dese Ysted Mismo: Un Programa alternativeo de recuperacion,”(Spanish version of Help Yourself: A Revolutionary Recovery Program) Editorial Caribe, Inc., Nashville, TN, September 1996.
  • Peak Performance Living. (hardback) HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, January 1996.
  • K*ids Don’t Want to Use Drugs*. Oliver-Nelson Publishers, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, October 1992. (Nominated for Gold Medallion Award).
  • HELP YOURSELF: Love Yourself, Non-Diet Weight Loss Plan. Oliver-Nelson Publishers, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, March 1992.
  • HELP YOURSELF: A Revolutionary Alternative Recovery Program. Oliver-Nelson Publishers, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, March 1992.

Books Published: Self Published

  • Adolescent Grief Issues. Co-author, David Opalewski, MA, Grief Recovery, Inc., Saginaw, MI, January 1999.
  • Aftercare: Ministering to Grieving People Within the Church Family and Community. Co-author David Opalewski, MA, Grief Recovery, Inc. Saginaw, MI, November 1998.
  • Teen Suicide Prevention for Schools and Communities. Co-author David Opalewski, MA Grief Recovery, Inc. Saginaw, MI, April 1998.
  • Aftercare: Dealing with Death. Co-author David Opalewski, MA. Grief Recovery, Inc., Saginaw, MI, July 1995.

Videotapes/Professional Training Series

  • Understanding your Neuro-Behavioral Style. Neuro-Con-XT, Saginaw, MI, September 1998.
  • Maximizing Your PEP, Robertson Institute, Ltd., Saginaw, MI, October 1997.
  • Ten Keys to Unlocking the Power of Your Brain. Robertson Institute, Ltd., Saginaw, MI, October 1997.
  • Crises Response Planning; Managing a Crisis in the School Family. Co-author David Opalewski, MA, Grief Recovery, Inc., December 1997.
  • A Parent’s Profile. A part of the “It’s Great to Be Alive” Public Broadcasting Series. Produced by River Park Foundation, Sioux Falls, SD, February 1994.
  • Effective Parenting. Robertson Institute, Ltd. Saginaw, MI, June 1993.
  • Evaluating Compulsive Behaviors, Using Neurochemical Evaluations. People Talk Productions, Saginaw, MI, September 1990.
  • On the Cutting Edge. People Talk Productions, Saginaw, MI, September 1990.
  • Corporate Paranoia. People Talk Productions, Saginaw, MI, September 1989.
  • Cocaine Anhedonia. People Talk Productions, Saginaw, MI, November 1988.
  • Behavioral Addiction. People Talk Productions, Saginaw, MI, November 1988.

Family Discussion Series

  • Personality Profile Plus: A Tailored Weight Management Program. Robertson Institute, Ltd., Saginaw, MI, October 1993.
  • Effective Parenting. Robertson Institute, Ltd., Saginaw, MI, April 1993.
  • How to Keep Your Kids Off Drugs. Robertson Institute, Ltd., Saginaw, MI November 1992.
  • Dr. Joel Robertson’s Home Recovery System – Dependency. Robertson Institute Ltd., Saginaw, MI, November 1990.
  • Dr. Joel Robertson’s Home Recovery System – Co-dependency, Resolving Your Inner Conflicts. Robertson Institute Ltd., Saginaw, MI, September 1990.
  • Dr. Joel Robertson’s Home Recovery System – Co-dependency, The Dependent and You. Robertson Institute Ltd., Saginaw, MI, August 1990.

HELP YOURSELF™ – Audiocassettes (Book on Tape Series)

  • HELP YOURSELF™: A Revolutionary Alternative Recovery Program. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, January 1993.
  • HELP YOURSELF™: Love Yourself, Non-Diet Weight Loss Plan. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, January 1993.

HELP YOURSELF™ – Audiocassette Programs

  • Turning Stress into Strength. Robertson Institute Ltd., Saginaw, MI, October 1997.
  • HELP YOURSELF™: Overcome Addictive Behaviors. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, January 1993.
  • HELP YOURSELF™: Reach and Maintain Your Ideal Weight. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, January 1993.
  • HELP YOURSELF™: Overcome Addictive Behaviors: Teen Edition. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, January 1993.
  • HELP YOURSELF™: Reach and Maintain Your Ideal Weight: Teen Edition. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, January 1993.
  • HELP YOURSELF™: Overcome Perfectionism. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, January 1993.
  • HELP YOURSELF™: Conquer Procrastination. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, January 1993.
  • HELP YOURSELF™: Love Others. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, January 1993.
  • HELP YOURSELF™: Make the Most of Life When You Can’t Change Your Stress. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, January 1993.
  • HELP YOURSELF™: Be Yourself. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, January 1993.
  • HELP YOURSELF™: Slow Down the Pace. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, January 1993.

Radio Programs/Interviews

  • More than 110 audiocassette tapes are available through Robertson Research Institute on compulsive behaviors and lifestyle adjustment issues from the “People Talk” radio and television program that aired on more than 300 stations globally. Dr. Robertson has been a frequent radio guest on talk show radio, including such programs as the Osgood Files and “Woman To Woman” with Phyllis Wallace.

  • Efficient Use of US Foreign Aid. Senate Foreign Relations Committee via ICT Interview. July 26, 2011.

Television Programs

  • Health Tech Today with Dr. Bill Crounse: Dial Up Diagnosis Online. Microsoft Redmond,WA. June 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAk5k5YCSaU.

  • CARE: Innovation for Development – mHealth Trials in Kenya. Microsoft, NetHope, Robertson on Vimeo. Produced by Ken Pawlak, Microsoft Start-up Business Group, Redmond, WA. http://vimeo.com/11848059
  • NxOpinion Mobile Data Platform. Microsoft Research October 29, 2009. http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/dl.aspx?id=141163
  • NxOpinion: A Novel Integrated and Predictive Solution for Global Healthcare Delivery. Microsoft Research August 21, 2009. http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/dl.aspx?id=116068
  • Dr. Robertson has produced more than 350 television programs dealing with compulsive disorders and lifestyle adjustment problems. He has also appeared on numerous local and national television programs including the Maury Povich Show, Lifestyle Magazine, Extra, “It’s Great to Be Alive” and PBS Specials.

Book Chapters

  • Healthcare Delivery in Developing Countries: Challenges and Potential Solutions” Joel Robertson, Del DeHart, Kristin Tolles, and David Heckerman. The Fourth Paradigm: Data-intensive Scientific Discovery. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/ fourthparadigm/ Microsoft Research. October 2009.
  • Author of two chapters: 1) What Parents Must Do and 2) Overcoming Addictions – What Parents Must Not Do. Family Matters Handbook. Janet Thomas Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, released September 1994.
  • Author of two chapters: 1) Twenty Questions to Ask Before You Decide That Your Child “Must Be Taking Drugs” and 2) Twenty Questions to Ask Before You Decide You Are Addicted to Drugs. The Question Book, editor Bobb Biehl, Oliver Nelson Publishers, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, released May 1993.
  • Provided consultation services to Bobb Biehl, author of Why You Do What You Do. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN 1993.

Magazine or Newspaper Articles

  • Microsoft Brings Medical Technology into the 21st Century. Kathleen O’Connor Interviews Dr. Bill Crounse, MD, Sr. Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft Corp. CodeBlueNow. Seattle, WA. http://www.codebluenow.org/vital-signs/microsoft-brings-medical-technology-into-the-21st-century.html
  • Efforts Target Ills in India. The Saginaw News Saginaw, MI, October 8, 2008.
  • Medical Database Expanding Worldwide – A Saginaw Township Company is at the Forefront. The Saginaw News, Saginaw, MI, May 25, 2008.
  • A Software That Can Diagnose Diseases. The Hindu Business Line, New Delhi, January 24, 2008. http://www.thehindubusinessline.in/2008/01/25/stories/2008012550422800.htm
  • This Physician’s Assistant Never Sleeps – Conceived After a Needless Death, Diagnostic Software May Save Lives Worldwide. Microsoft Corporation November 2006.
  • This Will Save Lives – A Saginaw Township Company is Developing Software for Health Officials to use in Underdeveloped Countries. The Saginaw News Saginaw, MI, November 13, 2006.
  • CMU to Evaluate Saginaw Developer’s Medical Software. Mid Michigan Business Notebook Mt. Pleasant, MI, November 2006.
  • Unique Health Software to be Tested. The Hindu Andhra Pradesh Edition October 14 2006.
  • NxOpinion Seeks Partners. Grand Rapids Business Journal Grand Rapids, MI, April 3, 2006.
  • Third World Medical Mission. Grand Rapids Business Journal Grand Rapids, MI, August 15, 2005.
  • Health Care in Developing World to Benefit from New Diagnostic Software Solution…Robertson Research Institute Selects Dominica Republic as Launch market for InfoDx. World News Network June 20, 2005.
  • .NET in the ER. Application Development Trends Magazine August 2004. http://adtmag.com/articles/2004/08/01/net-in-the-er.aspx
  • Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Software Holds Potential to Save Lives and Improve Patient Care Worldwide. Microsoft June 24, 2004. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2004/Jan04/01-21 NxOpinion.mspx
  • NxOpinion Gains Early Recognition. Grand Rapids Business Journal Grand Rapids, MI, June 14, 2004.
  • Robertson Research Institute’s NxOpinion gives Doctors a Virtual Second Opinion. Computerworld June 7, 2004. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/93623/Robertson_Research_Institute_Software_Gives_Doctors_a_Virtual_Second_Opinion?taxonomyId=053
  • Medical Diagnostic & Treatment: Software that Saves Lives. DQ Channels May 18, 2004. http://dqchannels.ciol.com/content/mirror/104051801.asp
  • Research Organization to Save Lives with Unprecedented Medical Diagnostic Solution. Microsoft Visual Studio.NET, Customer Solution Case Study. Microsoft Corporation February 2004.
  • Peak Performance Living. Woman’s Day Magazine New York, NY, October 1999.
  • Depression. Women First New York, NY, September 1999.
  • Stressed Out! The Daily Mail [a national newspaper for the UK] London June 15, 1998.
  • Learning to Live with Prozac. New Woman Magazine New York, NY, June 1998.
  • Depression. New Woman Magazine Los Angeles, CA, May 1998.
  • Depression. Common Boundaries Magazine New York, NY, January 1998.
  • Eating Right. Nevada Woman Magazine Nevada Woman, Las Vegas, NV, March-April 1997.
  • You Are What You Eat. Details Magazine New York, NY, November 1996.
  • Be Your Absolute Best. Women First New York, NY, October 7, 1996.
  • Your Brain as a Chemistry Set. Miami Herald Miami, FL, April 15, 1996.
  • Balancing Brain Chemistry. Aquarius Magazine April 1996.
  • The (Brain) Power Lunch. Fitness Magazine March 1996.
  • Neurotransmitters Keep Us On the Straight and Narrow Path. Detroit News Detroit, MI, March 25, 1996.
  • It’s Dinner, and This is Your Brain on Drugs. Philadelphia Inquirer Philadelphia PA, March 11, 1996.
  • 23 Ways To Feel Better Than Well. Options Magazine Southbank Publishing Group, London, England, February 1996.
  • Eating for Peak Performance. Bottom Line Personal Boardroom, New York, NY, January 1996.
  • Goal: One Less Bad Day a Week. The Saginaw News Saginaw, MI, January 28, 1996.
  • Different Personalities Seek Different Foods. Chicago Tribune January 24, 1996.
  • Chemistry Lesson: Brain in Balance. New York Daily News January 7, 1996.
  • Counseling Outreach Programs Available for Ministries. Church Guide Bulletin Arvada, CO, October 1993.
  • Non-Diet Book Takes Aim. Johnson City Press Johnson City, TN February 25, 1993.
  • How to Help a Friend Who’s Recovering From an Addiction. Health Confidential Magazine New York, NY, June 1992.
  • Dr. Links Broken Resolutions to Chemicals. Financial News and Daily Record Jacksonville, FL, Jan 1, 1991.
  • Wrong Chemistry Can Upset Balance. St. Louis Sun St. Louis MO, December 28, 1989.

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