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Jennifer Coughlin, M.D.

Jennifer Marie Coughlin, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Adult Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder, Concussion, Major Depressive Disorder, Neuroimaging more

Research Interests

PET Imaging Research

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Appointment Phone: 410-955-5212
600 N. Wolfe Street
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Phone: 443-287-4701 | Fax: 410-955-0152


Dr. Jennifer Coughlin is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, with joint appointment in Radiology.  She directs the Young Adult Affective Disorders Inpatient Service and the Young Adult Affective Disorders Consultation Clinic. 

For inquiries about obtaining a second-opinion consultation for a young adult, please email:

Dr. Coughlin’s research focuses on molecular neuroimaging techniques, with focus in the use of positron emission tomography (PET) to study markers of neuroinflammation and receptor systems in the living brain.  Her work spans the study of NFL players, healthy aging, inflammatory conditions, psychosis, and dementia.  She aims to inform the molecular understanding of neuropsychiatric conditions, and identify novel, precision therapies guided by imaging results.

To volunteer for research opportunities offered by Dr. Coughlin and others in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, please check out: more


  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine (2006)


  • Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2010)


  • Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Psychiatry) (2011)

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Phone: 410-746-6072

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