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Jeffrey S Janofsky, MD

Co-Director, Short Stay Unit
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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  • Co-Director, Short Stay Unit
  • Director, Psychiatry and Law Program
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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


  • English



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  • Education +


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


    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Psychiatry ( Baltimore MD ) (1986)


    • Forensic Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (2002)
    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (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.
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    Professional Activities

    Immediate Past President, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Chair, American Psychiatric Association Committee on Judicial Action
  • 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)

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2236
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2236
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