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Romanoski, Alan J., M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Joint Appointment, Department of Mental Health and Bloomberg School of Public Health
Director, Psychopharmacologic Motivated Behaviors Clinic
Director, World Health Organization Center for Methods of Assessment, Diagnosis and Classification in Psychiatry
Director, World Health Organization SCAN Training Center

Main Office Address

Community Psychiatry Program
Meyer Psychiatry 144, Room 176
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-7144

Phone: 410-955-2018
Fax: 410-955-5795

Alternative Office Address

Psychopharmacologic Motivated Behaviors Clinic
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Meyer Psychiatry, Room 114, Room188
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-7144

Phone: 410-955-7011
Fax: 410-955-5795


Private Practice Address

Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station
Joppa Concourse, Suite 215
2360 W. Joppa Road
Lutherville, MD 21093-4664

Phone: 410-616-7800
Fax: 410-616-7801

Education and Government Service



John Carroll University



University of Pittsburgh


General Medicine & Psychiatry Internship

University Health Center of Pittsburgh /  Presbyterian-University Hospital and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic


Psychiatry Residency

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

1979Registrar in PsychiatryThe Maudsley Hospital, London, UK


Psychiatric Epidemiology Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Mental Hygiene



Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health

Professional Interests

Clinical: Affective disorders; Alcohol and psychoactive (including prescription) drug use disorders co-occurring with psychiatric symptoms; Disorders of motivated behaviors; General psychiatry; Psychiatry in physicians and other health care professionals.

Research: Psychiatric epidemiology; Methods of assessment, diagnosis and classification; Motivated behaviors; Psychiatrists' training.

Selected Publications

Redgrave GW, Swartz KL, Romanoski AJ.  Alcohol misuse in women.  International Review of Psychiatry 2003; 1 (August): 256-268.

Romanoski AJ.  Dependence on Alcohol or Drugs.  In Slavney PR, Hurko O (Eds.): The Primary Care Physician's Guide to Common Psychiatric and Neurologic Problems: Advice on evaluation and treatment from Johns Hopkins. Baltimore, MD, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001; 93-127.

Romanoksi AJ.  Alcohol and Drug Dependence.  In Stobo JD, Hellman DB, Ladenson PW, Petty BG, Traill TA (Eds.) The Principals and Practice of Medicine, 23rd Edition.  E. Stamford, CT, Appleton & Lange, Inc., 1996; 927-936.

World Health Organization: Wing KJ, Babor T, Bebbington P, Bertelsen A, Brugha T, Chatterji S, Isaac M, Romanoski AJ, Tien AY, Uston TB, Wing LG eds.  Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry: Version 2.0 Glossary.  Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1994.

Romanoski AJ, Nestadt G, Folstein MF, Chahal R, Merchant A, Brown CH, Gruenberg EM, McHugh Pr.  The epidemiology of psychiatrist-ascertained depression and DSM-III depressive disorders: results from Eastern Baltimore Mental Health Survey Clinical Reappraisal.  Psychological Medicine 1992; 22 (3): 629-655.


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