Division Data Summary
Research and Training Details
|Number of Faculty||15|
|Number of Joint Appointment Faculty||2|
|Number of Support Personnel||30|
|Direct Annual Grant Support||$65,000|
|Peer Reviewed Publications||24|
Clinical Activities and Training
|Number of Clinical Staff||48|
|Number of Other Students||10|
Row 1: D Barzman, S Sampang, S Batsel-Thomas, L Wink, B Kurtz, C Erickson
Row 2: D Vogel, S Delgado, M Sorter, M Johnson
Improving Mental Health Care for Rural Populations
Access to mental health care is a national problem, and it can be especially difficult for children in rural areas, where there are extreme shortages of providers and little or no access to child psychiatry or other mental health professionals. Cincinnati Children's Division of Psychiatry has partnered with employers to provide mental health care via teleconferencing. Evidence suggests that mental health care provided via telemedicine has comparable positive outcomes to that provided by face-to-face encounters.
Currently, we serve children in a three-state region outside of Ohio. These children have diagnoses that include ADHD, disruptive behavioral problems, mood disorders and eating disorders. We provide access to both psychotherapy and medical care, and also provide an infrastructure and access point for children needing more intensive services such as inpatient care. Groups participating in this pilot program are highly satisfied with excellent patient outcomes. The program is designated for expansion and will allow Cincinnati Children’s psychiatry physicians to provide improved care for children throughout the Midwest region.
Improving Medical Care and Safety
Children with intellectual disabilities and severe mental health challenges often struggle in medical care facilities, resulting in aggressive episodes or refusal of care. The Division of Psychiatry leads a collaborative effort at Cincinnati Children’s to improve care for these young people. We are able now to predict which children will struggle to comply with medical care and we are developing mitigation strategies and improved psychosocial outreach for better care. This program has been extremely effective in preventing aggressive episodes, as evidenced by decrease of injury rates among Cincinnati Children’s care providers. Patients and staff are now involved in interactions that are safer, more comprehensive, and able to produce outcomes of enhanced medical care and decrease staff and patient injury.
School Based Health
Access to mental health care remains a significant challenge in our region. Families often struggle in locating and transporting to providers. Studies indicate that using a collaborative approach that involves school, family, and mental health professional improves outcomes. The Division of Psychiatry has established a number of school-based mental health clinics. In these settings, in partnership with community providers, Cincinnati Children’s physicians or advanced practice nurses lead mental health teams on-site at community schools to address mental health problems of the students. Along with providing psychiatric care, preventive services are also provided. This model of a diagnostician with the ability to provide medicine and medical care, along with psychiatric social work and therapy, has served as a template for the region. On-site, school-based mental health care is seen as a strong contributor to improved school retention rates and student outcomes.
- The Missing Link between Juvenile Delinquency and Pediatric Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Attachment Theory Lens. ISRN Pediatr. 2012; :134541., .
- Concerns regarding the inclusion of temper dysregulation disorder with dysphoria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. J Clin Psychiatry. 2011; 72:1257-62., , , , , , , , , , , , .
- Treatment in children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): a review of current evidence. Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology News. 2012; 17:5-10., .
- How to Plan and Tailor Treatment: An Overview of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Clinical Child Psychiatry. Chichester, West Sussex: Blackwell-Wiley; 2012:90-106., .
- Progression of amygdala volumetric abnormalities in adolescents after their first manic episode. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011; 50:1017-26., , , , .
- Childhood Cruelty to Animals: Psychiatric and Demographic Correlates. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. 2011; 20:812-819., , , , , , .
- A longitudinal functional connectivity analysis of the amygdala in bipolar I disorder across mood states. Bipolar Disord. 2012; 14:175-84., , , , , , .
- Psychiatric comorbidity and treatment response in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2011; 23:263-9., , , , , , , .
- Termination of psychodynamic psychotherapy with adolescents: A review and contemporary perspective. Bull Menninger Clin. 2012; 76:21-52., .
- Psychodynamic Understandings. Encyclopedia of Adolescence. New York: Springer; 2011:2210-2219., , .
- Preliminary evidence for increased frontosubcortical activation on a motor impulsivity task in mixed episode bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2011; 133:333-9., , , , , , , , .
- Cigarette smoking and its relationship to mood disorder symptoms and co-occurring alcohol and cannabis use disorders following first hospitalization for bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2012; 14:99-108., , , , , .
- The co-occurrence of cigarette smoking and bipolar disorder: phenomenology and treatment considerations. Bipolar Disord. 2011; 13:439-53., , , , .
- Physiologic changes associated with violence and abuse exposure: an examination of related medical conditions. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2012; 13:41-56., , .
- Preliminary effectiveness of surviving the teens((R)) suicide prevention and depression awareness program on adolescents' suicidality and self-efficacy in performing help-seeking behaviors. J Sch Health. 2011; 81:581-90., , .
- A paranoid, violent teenager. Current Psychiatry. 2012; 11:43-4+9-51., , , .
- Psychiatric aspects of pediatric cancer. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2011; 58:1003-23, xii., .
- Impulsivity in adolescents with bipolar disorder and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and healthy controls as measured by the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2011; 21:465-8., , , , , .
- Neuroprogression in bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2012; 14:356-74., , , , .
- Neurochemical alteration in the caudate: implications for the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Res. 2011; 193:107-12., , , , , , , .
- The functional neuroanatomy of bipolar disorder: a consensus model. Bipolar Disord. 2012; 14:313-325., , , , , , , , , , , .
- Successful treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder with prazosin in a young child. Ann Pharmacother. 2011; 45:1590-1., .
- Glutamatergic effects of divalproex in adolescents with mania: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012; 51:642-51., , , , , , , , , , , , .
- Establishing the neurobiologic basis of treatment in children and adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder. Depress Anxiety. 2012; 29:328-39., , , , .
Faculty, Staff, and Trainees
- Michael Sorter, MD, Associate Professor
- Leadership Director, Division of Psychiatry
- Drew Barzman, MD, Assistant Professor
- Leadership Director of Child & Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Service
- Sandra Batsel-Thomas, MD, Assistant Professor
- Cynthia Daugherty, MD, Assistant Professor
- Sergio Delgado, MD, Associate Professor
- Leadership Director of Outpatient Services
- Carol Engel, MD, Assistant Professor
- Leadership Residency Training Director, Triple Board Program
- Elana Harris, MD, Assistant Professor
- Mark Johnson, MD, Assistant Professor
- Brian Kurtz, MD, Assistant Professor
- Leadership Director of Consultation Services
- Mary Matias-Akhtar, MD, Assistant Professor
- Daniel Nelson, MD, Associate Professor
- Leadership Director of Inpatient Services
- Hilton Rodriguez, MD, Assistant Professor
- Suzanne Sampang, MD, Assistant Professor
- Leadership Residency Training Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- Raymond Troy, MD, Assistant Professor
- Daniel Vogel, MD, Assistant Professor
Joint Appointment Faculty Members
- Melissa DelBello, MD, Associate Professor (Psychiatry)
- Jeffrey Strawn, MD, Assistant Professor (Psychiatry)
- Heather Adams, MD, PGY 5, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Jennifer Bowden, MD, PGY 5, Michigan State University
- Arman Danielyan, MD, PGY 5, Yerevan State Medical University
- Cathy Southammakosane, MD, PGY 5, George Washington University
- Daniel Weis, MD, PGY 5, Medical College of Ohio
- Deb Amann, MD, PGY 4 , Wright State University
- Reyna Gilmore, MD, PGY 4, Howard University College of Medicine
- Mercedes Kwiatkowski, MD, PGY 4, Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Lindsay Schotts, MD, PGY 4, University of Missouri - Columbia
- Elizabeth Wassanaar, MD, PGY 4, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
- Diana Frey, MD, PGY 3, Mayo Medical School
- Delanie Janke, MD, PGY 3, University of Texas Medical Branch
- Ernest Pedapati, MD, PGY 3, University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Courtney Cinko, MD, PGY 2, Rush Medical College
- Paul Houser, MD, PGY 2, St. Louis University School of Medicine
- Kelli Dominick, MD, PGY 1, Boston University School of Medicine
- Katie Gieselman, MD, PGY 1, University of Minnesota Medical School
- Yesie Yoon, MD, PGY 1, Yonsei University South Korea
- Neurology » David Franz and Tracy Glauser
- Tuberos Sclerosis Clinic, Pharmacogenetics, Seizure Therapy
- Adolescent Medicine » Frank Biro and Laurie Mitan
- Mental Health Treatment Clinic in Adolescent Medicine Center and Eating Disorders
- DDBP » David Schonfeld, Patricia Manning, Rena Sorensen, and Michael Lind
- Center for School Crisis and Bereavement; Kelly O'Leary Center/Autism Treatment, Comorbid Intellectual Disability and Mental Illness Services
- Pediatric Primary Care » Zeina Samaan, Mona Mansour, and John Morehouse
- Mental Health Consultation
- Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology » Lori Stark and Jeff Epstein
- ADHD Consultations to Pediatricians; Outpatient Care
- Hematology/Oncology » John Perentesis
- Specialized Consultation Service
- Pediatric Endocrinology » Larry Dolan and David Klein
- Management of Atypical Antipsychotic/Metabolic Syndrome
- Human Genetics » Howard Saal
- Velocardio Facial Syndrome
- Mayerson Center » Bob Shapiro
- Trauma Treatment and Clinic
Grants, Contracts, and Industry Agreements
|Grant and Contract Awards||Annual Direct|
|Quality Of Life In Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder With Comorbid ADHD: Role of Impaired Facial Emotion Processing and Social Cognition|
|The Frequency of Oscillations in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder|
|Current Year Direct||$65,000|