Jeffrey Strawn, MD, 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 is actively involved in clinical trials of youth with mood and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Strawn has authored more than 50 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.
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Strawn JR, Sakolsky DJ, Rynn MA. Psychopharmacologic treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2012;21(3):527-539.
McNamara RK, Strawn JR, Chang KD, DelBello MP. Interventions for Youth at High Risk for Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. Child Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2012;21:739–51.
Strawn JR, Bitter SM, Adler CM, Chu W, Eliassen JC, Whitsel R, Weber WA, Cerullo MA, Strakowski SM, DelBello MP. Neurocircuitry of generalized anxiety disorder in adolescents: a pilot functional magnetic resonance and functional connectivity study. Depression & Anxiety. 2012.
Strawn JR, Patel NC, Chu W-J, Lee JH, Adler CM, Kim MJ, Bryan H, Alfieri DC, Welge JA, Blom TJ, Nandagopal J, Strakowski SM, DelBello MP. Glutamatergic effects of divalproex in adolescents with mania: A proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2012;51(6):642-651.
Strawn JR, Wehry AM, DelBello MP, Rynn MA, Strakowski SM. Establishing the neurobiologic basis of treatment in children and adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder. Depression and Anxiety. 2012;29:328-339.
Delgado SV, Strawn JR. Termination in psychodynamic psychotherapy with adolescents: a review and contemporary perspective. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. 2012;76(1):21-52.
Strawn JR, Keeshin BR, Geracioti TD, DelBello MP, Putnam FW. Psychopharmacologic treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 2010;71(7):932-941.
Strawn JR, Ekhator NN, Pyne-Geithman G, Horn PS, Uhde TW, Shutter LA, Baker DG, Geracioti TD, Jr. Low cerebrospinal fluid and plasma orexin-A (hypocretin-1) concentrations in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2010;35(7):1001-7.
Sah R, Ekhator NN, Strawn JR, Sallee FR, Horn PS, Geracioti TD, Jr. Low cerebrospinal fluid neuropeptide Y concentrations in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry. 2009;66(7):705-707.
Geracioti TD Jr, Baker DG, Kasckow JW, Strawn JR, Mulchahey JJ, Horn PS, Dashevsky BA, Ekhator NN. Effect of trauma-related audiovisual stress on cerebrospinal fluid norepinephrine and corticotropin-releasing hormone concentrations in post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2008;33(4):416-424.