Jeffrey R. Strawn, MD, FAACAP

Dr. Strawn is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program and the Associate Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Kentucky and then his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Strawn completed general psychiatry residency training at the UC and a clinical fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

His research focuses on anxiety disorders and risk factors for these conditions as well as on the pharmacologic treatment of these disorders. With his collaborators, Dr. Strawn uses neuroimaging, pharmacogenetics and pharmacologic approaches to identify early predictors of treatment response and medication tolerability in anxiety disorders. His work broadly aims to identify the best treatments for individual patients based on patient-specific characteristics and to characterize the trajectory of
improvement. This body of work has provided a platform for refining molecular targets and identifying biomarkers in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Additionally, his work is highly cited and has received continuous Federal funding.

Dr. Strawn is extensively involved in medical education. He is a highly sought-after speaker at both national and international meetings. He has received several teaching awards from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Childrens and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

In his clinical practice, he works with youth with anxiety and related disorders and with their families and supervises residents and fellows. Dr. Strawn has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored two textbooks on the treatment of children and adolescents and on contemporary psychotherapy. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and has received multiple awards for teaching, mentorship and research.

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