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Barry Scott Solomon, M.D., M.P.H.

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Harriet Lane Clinic Director

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Male

Expertise: Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Research Interests: injury and youth violence prevention; community pediatrics training; children's mental health services in primary care; medical education ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
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600 N. Wolfe Street
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Johns Hopkins Pediatrics
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200 N. Wolfe Street
Rubenstein Child Health Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Background

Dr. Barry Solomon is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is interim chief of the division of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine and medical director of the Harriet Lane Clinic.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed a residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and a fellowship in general academic pediatrics at Johns Hopkins. He holds an M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Solomon’s research and advocacy interests include injury and youth violence prevention, child and maternal mental health services, community pediatrics training and medical education. With colleagues in the School of Medicine and the Baltimore City community, Dr. Solomon has brought a variety of onsite health-related services to the Harriet Lane Clinic to enhance the clinic’s ability to serve as a true medical home for patients and their families. These services include a family resource desk that links families to community-based resources, a mental health consultation model for children and adolescents, and a screening and referral program for mothers experiencing postpartum depression. 

Dr. Solomon has a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health where he conducts research with colleagues in the Center for Injury Research & Policy. He is also an active teacher in the pediatric residency program and medical school. He previously served as a Taussig College Faculty Co-Leader in the Colleges Advisory Program in the School of Medicine and he is currently an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.

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Titles

  • Harriet Lane Clinic Director
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1996)

Residencies

  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh-UPMC / Pediatrics (1999)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2002)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics-General (1999)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Solomon's scholarly work is focused on developing, implementing and evaluating educational and clinical interventions to address the psychosocial needs of urban underserved children and families. His specific interests include the integration of child and maternal mental health services in primary care, community pediatrics training and medical education. 

He works closely with colleagues in the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Bloomberg School of Public Health on the Safe Start Project.  The primary aim of this project is to evaluate the impact of safe sleep interventions and enhanced health education on parents' knowledge, beliefs, intentions and practices related to creating and maintaining a safe sleep environment for their infants during the first four months of life. 

Dr. Solomon had been an investigator in the Women's and Children's Health Policy Center and worked on a longitudinal national evaluation of community pediatrics training (Dyson Community Pediatrics Initiative).  He was also in the research methods core of the Center for Mental Health Services in Pediatric Primary Care in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. With colleagues in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Solomon has established a model of on-site services in the Harriet Lane Clinic, which includes mental health consultation services for children and adolescents as well as a screening, referral and on-site treatment program for mothers experiencing postpartum depression and intimate partner violence.

Dr. Solomon works with medical students, residents and fellows on a variety of scholarly projects. 

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar Grant Winner, 2012
  • Distinguished Teaching Society, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2016
  • Excellence in Service and Professionalism, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2015
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