Jeffrey R. Strawn, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Phone: 513-636-4788


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Pediatric anxiety disorders; psychopharmacology; psychotherapy


Dr. Strawn’s current research involves the identification of risk factors for pediatric anxiety disorders as well as the pathophysiology and psychopharmacology of these conditions. He uses functional neuroimaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study the neurophysiology of pediatric generalized anxiety disorder and of the neurophysiologic effects of co-morbid anxiety on the neurobiology of other psychiatric conditions in children and adolescents. Additionally, Dr. Strawn utilizes functional magnetic resonance imaging to identify medication-related changes in brain circuits that precede clinical improvement. This work may identify early predictors of treatment response and may guide treatment choice in pediatric patients with anxiety disorders. Finally, he actively conducts clinical trials in youth with mood and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Strawn has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed publications and is a member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and has been elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. Additionally, he is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and research.

Education and Training

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. 

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. 

Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – General Psychiatry; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.


View PubMed Publications


Neurofunctional Predictors of Treatment Response in Adolescents with GAD. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health. Sep 2014–Aug 2018. MH106037.