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Betty E. Smith Black, M.Ed., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Contact for Research Inquiries

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

5200 Eastern Avenue
Mason F. Lord West Tower, W206C
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-7411
Fax: 410-550-8229

Research Interests

Mental health of older adults and their use of health and mental health care services; Health and well-being of persons with dementia and their informal caregivers; Research ethics

    Additional Information

  • Education +
    • B.S., University of Tennessee (Tennessee) (1970)
    • M.Ed., University of Florida (Florida) (1983)
    • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (1995)

    Additional Training

    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1982, Counseling
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Mitchell SL, Black BS, Ersek M, Hanson LC, Miller SC, Sach GA, Teno M, Morrison RS. Advanced dementia: State-of-the-art and priorities for the next decade. Annals of Internal Medicine, (2012);156:45-51.

    Black BS, Wechsler M, Fogarty L. Decision making for participation in dementia research. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, (In press), DOI: 10.1097/JGP.0b013e3182423bcb.

    Black BS, Johnston D, Morrison A, Rabins PV, Lyketsos CG, Samus QM. Quality of life of community-residing persons with dementia based on self-rated and caregiver-rated measures. Quality of Life Research, 2012; 21:1379-1389.

    Black BS, Rabins PV, Sugarman J, Karlawish JH. Seeking assent and respecting dissent in dementia research. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2010; 18(1):77-85.

    Black BS, Fogarty LA, Phillips H, Finucane T, Loreck DJ, Baker A, Blass D, Rabins PV. Surrogate decision-makers’ understanding of dementia patients’ wishes for end-of-life care. Journal of Aging and Health, 2009; 21(4):627-650.

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