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Jeffrey S Janofsky, MD

Co-Director, Meyer 3 Inpatient Community Psychiatry Service
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Male
Appointment Phone

410-955-2236

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Co-Director, Meyer 3 Inpatient Community Psychiatry Service
  • Director, Psychiatry and Law Program
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Expertise

Adult Psychiatry, Clinical Ethics, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychiatry and Law

Research Interests

suicide risk assessment; insanity defense; inpatient safety improvement; informed consent

Languages

  • English

Memberships

AMA, APA, AAPL

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ( Baltimore MD) (1982)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Psychiatry ( Baltimore MD) (1986)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Forensic Psychiatry (2002)
    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Psychiatry (1987)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    1. Janofsky, JS: Lies and coercion: why psychiatrists should not participate in police and intelligence interrogations. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2006;34:472-8, 2006
    2. Janofsky JS and Tamburello AC: Diversion to the mental health system: emergency psychiatric evaluations. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 34:283-91, 2006
    3. Giorgi-Guarnieri D, Janofsky J, Keram E, et al.: Practice guideline: Forensic psychiatric evaluation of defendants raising the insanity defense. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 30: S1-S40, 2002. 
    4. Janofsky JS: Reply to Schafer: Exploitation of criminal suspects by mental health professionals is unethical. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 29:449-451, 2001. 
    5. Janofsky JS, Dunn MH, Roskes EJ, Briskin J and Rudolph ML: Insanity defense pleas in Baltimore City: An analysis of outcome. American Journal of Psychiatry 155:1464-1468, 1996. 
    6. Barton CD, Mallik HS, Orr WB and Janofsky JS: Clinicians' judgment of competency of nursing home patients to give informed consent. Psychiatric Services 47:956-996, 1996. 
    7. Janofsky JS and Rovner BW: Prevalence of advance directives and guardianship in nursing home patients. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 6:214-216, 1993.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Paul R. McHugh Teaching Award, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


    Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 1/03

    Professional Activities

    Past President, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Medical Director, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Past President, Maryland Psychiatric Society

  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Article in the Psychiatry Department Newsletter about Dr. Janofsky''s work:

    Preventing Suicide May Stem From How We Watch  (Spring 2009)

  • Events +

    Grand Rounds Lectures

    "Psychiatric inpatients and violence towards staff''",  Buffalo Psychiatric Center, SUNY at Buffalo Grand Rounds, Buffalo, New York

    "Reducing Suicide Risk, Grand Rounds", St. Josephs Medical Center, Towson, Maryland    
        
    "Reducing inpatient suicide risk:  Improving observation practices", Grand Rounds, Spring Grove Hospital Center, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Meyer Room 3-181
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2236
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2236
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    Department/Division

    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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