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Lawrence S. Wissow, M.D.

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  • Joint of Pediatrics
  • Joint of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care, Center for


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, HIV-HCV Psychiatry, Primary Care


Dr. Wissow is "triple boarded" in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child/adolescent psychiatry. His primary clinical work involves the mental health care of youth and young adults with chronic medical problems. His research focuses on the integration of mental health services with primary care.


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    • Duke University Medical Center (Durham NC) (1979)


    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore MD) - Pediatrics (1982)
    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore MD) - Psychiatry,Child Psychiatry (1995)


    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore MD) - Pediatrics (1983)


    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (2008)
    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (2007)
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1984)
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    Selected Publications

    Selected publications

    Wissow LS, Tegegn T, Asheber K, McNabb M, Weldegebreal T, Jerene D, Ruff A. Collaboratively reframing mental health for integration of HIV care in Ethiopia.
    Health Policy Plan. 2014 Jul 10. pii: czu058. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:  25012090.

    Gadomski AM, Wissow LS, Palinkas L, Hoagwood KE, Daly JM, Kaye DL. Encouraging and sustaining integration of child mental health into primary care: interviews with primary care providers participating in Project TEACH (CAPES and CAP PC) in  NY. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2014 May 21. pii: S0163-8343(14)00119-4. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2014.05.013. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24973125.

    Wissow LS, Brown J, Fothergill KE, Gadomski A, Hacker K, Salmon P, Zelkowitz
    R. Universal mental health screening in pediatric primary care: a systematic
    review. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Nov;52(11):1134-1147.e23. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.08.013. Epub 2013 Aug 30. Review. Erratum in: J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Mar;53(3):382. PubMed PMID: 24157388; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3942871.

    Wissow LS, Rutkow L, Kass NE, Rabins PV, Vernick JS, Hodge JG Jr. Ethical
    issues raised in addressing the needs of people with serious mental disorders in
    complex emergencies. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Mar;6(1):72-8. doi: 10.1001/dmp.2011.88. Epub 2012 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 22217528.

    Wissow L, Gadomski A, Roter D, Larson S, Lewis B, Brown J. Aspects of mental
    health communication skills training that predict parent and child outcomes in
    pediatric primary care. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Feb;82(2):226-32. doi:
    10.1016/j.pec.2010.03.019. Epub 2010 May 5. PubMed PMID: 20444568; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2947561.

    Wissow LS, Brown JD, Krupnick J. Therapeutic alliance in pediatric primary
    care: preliminary evidence for a relationship with physician communication style
    and mothers' satisfaction. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2010 Feb-Mar;31(2):83-91. doi:
    10.1097/DBP.0b013e3181cda770. PubMed PMID: 20110822; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2846776.

    Wissow L, Anthony B, Brown J, DosReis S, Gadomski A, Ginsburg G, Riddle M. A
    common factors approach to improving the mental health capacity of pediatric
    primary care. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2008 Jul;35(4):305-18. doi: 10.1007/s10488-008-0178-7. Epub 2008 Jun 10. PubMed PMID: 18543097; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4002282.

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    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 703-698-3626
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