AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2013, Volume 15, Number 10: 718-720.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Mental Health and the Law

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Laura M. Blinkhorn, MD, is an intern at Swedish Family Medicine Residency-First Hill in Seattle and a 2013 graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Her professional interests include primary care management of mental illness, cross-cultural medicine, and health care for the homeless.

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Carl C. Bell, MD, is director of the Institute for Juvenile Research (the birthplace of child psychiatry) and professor of psychiatry and public health in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has been practicing medicine for more than 40 years and has 450 publications.

Susan Buratto, MD, is a fellow in forensic psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center in Chicago.

Hathaway Burden is a project manager at the Center for Children and Youth Justice in Seattle. She manages the center’s mental health reform efforts in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

Charles C. Dike, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of psychiatry and the deputy training director in the Law and Psychiatry Division fellowship program at Yale University Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut. He is also director of the Whiting Forensic Division at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown.

Stephen H. Dinwiddie, MD, is a professor of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center in Chicago.

Jeffrey C. Eisen, MD, MBA, is a supervisor and instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance and is the 2013-2014 fellow in forensic psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His interests include ethics and efficacy in civil commitment for substance-abuse treatment and performance improvement in behavioral health. He also implemented the integration of psychiatric services into a primary care clinic serving the homeless population of Cambridge and its surrounding communities.

Fred Friedman, JD, is a co-founder and member of Next Steps, NFP, a community of people who are mentally ill or risk of homelessness or both. He serves on the board of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Chicago, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Chicago, Thresholds, and Equip for Equality. He regularly lectures to Chicago police officers, Cook County jail officers, and medical students on how to manage and care for people with mental illness. He also teaches an 8-week course on recovery to people who have “lost everything.“

H. Martin Malin, PhD, MA, LMFT, is a clinical sexologist and licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of sexual disorders. He is professor of clinical sexology at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco and was formerly manager of the Johns Hopkins Medical School Sexual Disorders Clinic.

Michael L. Perlin, JD, is a professor of law, director of the International Mental Disability Law Reform Project, and director of the Online Mental Disability Law Program at New York Law School.

Mary Helen Roberts has served as a representative in the Washington State Legislature since 2004. She is the vice chair of the Public Safety Committee.

Maxwell R. Rovner, MD, JD, is a fourth-year psychiatry resident at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Before going to medical school, he was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber, a policy assistant to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, and the chief speechwriter to Mayor Daley and U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun. He is interested in outpatient and forensic psychiatry.

Fabian M. Saleh, MD, is a forensic and child and adolescent psychiatrist and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is the director of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Risk Management Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Saleh’s forensic practice focuses on criminal and civil cases, including but juvenile sexual offending behavior, risk assessment, and risk management.

John Henning Schumann, MD, is an associate professor of medicine and the director of the internal medicine residency program at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. He has written widely about patient experience and physician-patient communication, on topics ranging from the ethics of hospital discharges “against medical advice” to the “non-ethics” of nonindicated commercial screening tests. His blog and radio work can be found at glasshospital.com.

Eric Trupin, PhD, is a professor, vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and director of the Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He is a child psychologist and directed the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center for 12 years. He directs clinical and systems research programs supported by NIDA, The MacArthur Foundation, and Paul Allen Foundation.

Sarah Cusworth Walker, PhD, is a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Her work focuses on the intersection of policy and research in juvenile justice and allied public systems for youth.

Daniel Yohanna, MD, is the vice chair and an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. His interests are in community psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, as well as the development of systems of care for people with mental illness.

Corey Rayburn Yung, JD, is an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence who specializes in sexual violence law and whose scholarship has been used by courts across the country, including the Supreme Court of the United States.

Howard Zonana, MD, is a professor of psychiatry, director of the forensic psychiatry residency training program, and an adjunct clinical professor of law at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a member of the bioethics committee at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a federal court monitor of standards for mental health care at the women’s prison in York, Connecticut. He served as a consultant to the DSM-5 committee on paraphilic and sexual disorders and in 2012 won the American Psychiatric Association-American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Isaac Ray award.