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Director, Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Service

Professor, UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Dr. Barzman’s most significant professional achievements include helping children and families, research, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Clinical Interests

Child and adolescent forensic psychiatry

Research Interests

Child and adolescent forensic psychiatry; prevention of violence in youth; neuroimaging in children and adolescents; genetics; pediatric clinical trials

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Clinical Divisions


Research Divisions


Blog Posts

Pilot Study Validates AI to Help Predict School Violence

Mind Brain Behavior

Pilot Study Validates AI to Help Predict School Violence

Drew H. Barzman, MD6/30/2019

Promising Research to Identify Risk Factors for School Violence

BlogChild Development and Behavior

Promising Research to Identify Risk Factors for School Violence

By Drew Barzman, MD8/24/2016

My Locations

My Education

MD: Buffalo, School of Medicine, State University of New York, 1997.

Residency: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1997-2001.

Fellowship: Forensic Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2001-2002.

Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2002-2004.

Licensure: State of Ohio Medical License, 2001.

Certifications: Psychiatry, 2002; Forensic Psychiatry, 2003; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004; Dr. Barzman successfully passed the Maintenance of Certification Examination in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in April 2011. 

Recertification: Passed Modular Examination for Maintenance of Certification in the Specialty of Psychiatry and the Subspecialties of Forensic Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in April 2011.

My Publications

Finding warning markers: Leveraging natural language processing and machine learning technologies to detect risk of school violence. Ni, Y; Barzman, D; Bachtel, A; Griffey, M; Osborn, A; Sorter, M. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2020; 139:104137-104137.

Automated Risk Assessment for School Violence: a Pilot Study. Barzman, D; Ni, Y; Griffey, M; Bachtel, A; Lin, K; Jackson, H; Sorter, M; DelBello, M. Psychiatric Quarterly. 2018; 89:817-828.

What have we learned from the time trend of mass shootings in the US?. Lin, P; Fei, L; Barzman, D; Hossain, M. PLoS ONE. 2018; 13:e0204722-e0204722.

Eye Gaze Patterns Associated with Aggressive Tendencies in Adolescence. Laue, C; Griffey, M; Lin, P; Wallace, K; van der Schoot, M; Horn, P; Pedapati, E; Barzman, D. Psychiatric Quarterly. 2018; 89:747-756.

An atypical presentation of pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome responding to plasmapheresis treatment. Barzman, DH; Jackson, H; Singh, U; Griffey, M; Sorter, M; Bernstein, JA. Case Reports in Psychiatry. 2018; 2018:8189067-5.

Discharge against medical advice in pediatric psychiatry: A case study. Bachtel, AA; Barzman, DH; Delgado, SV; Sorter, MT. The American journal of forensic psychology. 2018; 36:47-52.

The Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item scale in adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder: Signal detection and validation. Mossman, SA; Luft, MJ; Schroeder, HK; Varney, ST; Fleck, DE; Barzman, DH; Gilman, R; DelBello, MP; Strawn, JR. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2017; 29:227-234A.

A Pilot Study on Developing a Standardized and Sensitive School Violence Risk Assessment with Manual Annotation. Barzman, DH; Ni, Y; Griffey, M; Patel, B; Warren, A; Latessa, E; Sorter, M. Psychiatric Quarterly. 2017; 88:447-457.

Beyond DSM-5 and IQ Scores: Integrating the Four Pillars to Forensic Evaluations. Delgado, SV; Barzman, DH. Psychiatric Quarterly. 2017; 88:199-211.

White matter volumes in youth offspring of bipolar parents. Nery, FG; Norris, M; Eliassen, JC; Weber, WA; Blom, TJ; Welge, JA; Barzman, DA; Strawn, JR; Adler, CM; Strakowski, SM; et al. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2017; 209:246-253.