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Joseph F McGuire, M.A., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years), Children (1-11 years)



Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Tic Disorders, Tourette's Syndrome, Trichotillomania more

Research Interests

obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); anxiety disorders; hair pulling disorder; and Tourette Disorder more

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Kennedy Krieger Institute

Appointment Phone: 443-923-7718
716 N. Broadway
Room 335
Baltimore, MD 21205 map


I am a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher, who has over 12 years of experience treating and conducting research on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, hair-pulling disorder, and Tourette Disorder.

As a clinician, I am focused on the assessment and treatment of OCD, anxiety, hair-pulling disorder, and Tourette Disorder.  I use evidence-based assessments to identify the presence of clinically significant psychiatric symptoms and problem behaviors. After identifying and understanding these symptoms, I employ evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with exposure/response prevention (ERP), habit reversal training (HRT), and comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT) to help patients and families overcome these challenges.

In order to improve patient care, our program regularly conducts research studies on the assessment and treatment of individuals with OCD, anxiety, hair pulling, and Tourette Disorder. To learn more about our current research opportunities, please contact our program's research coordinator by phone (443-327-9864) or email ( more


  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Additional Training

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, NIH T32 / Child Mental Health (2017)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

As a researcher, my research has focused on the application of translational approaches to understand and improve therapeutic outcomes for children and adolescents with neuropsychiatric disorders--focusing on OCD, anxiety disorders, hair pulling disorder, and Tourette Disorder.  To achieve these goals, my research synergizes neurobiological research findings and clinical experience to develop targeted, treatment-oriented research questions. These questions are examined by integrating information across psychophysiological outcomes, subjective self-reports, validated rating scales, and behavioral observations. Through a better understanding of the nuanced processes implicated in childhood neuropsychiatric disorders across multiple determinants, impaired mechanisms can be identified and existing treatments tailored to provide more precise, personalized, and effective interventions. This is crucial to diminish morbidity associated with these conditions across the lifespan, and inform eventual prevention efforts.

Our program regularly conducts research studies on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with OCD, anxiety, hair pulling, and Tourette Disorder. To learn more about our current research opportunities, please contact our program's research coordinator by phone (443-287-7157) or email (

Clinical Trials

obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, hair pulling disorder, and Tourette Disorder; cognitive behavior therapy, habit reversal training; d-cycloserine; extinction learning

Selected Publications

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McGuire, J. F., Wu, M. S., Piacentini, J., McCracken, J. T., & Storch, E. A. (2017). A Meta-Analysis of D-Cycloserine in Exposure-Based Treatment: Moderators of Treatment Efficacy, Response, and Diagnostic Remission. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 78(2), 196-206.

McGuire, J. F., Orr, S. P., Essoe, J. K. Y., McCracken, J. T., Storch, E. A., & Piacentini, J. (2016). Extinction learning in childhood anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder: implications for treatment. Expert review of neurotherapeutics, 16(10), 1155-1174.

McGuire, J. F., Orr, S. P., Wu, M. S., Lewin, A. B., Small, B. J., Phares, V., ... & Storch, E. A. (2016). Fear Conditioning and Extinction In Youth with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Depression and anxiety, 33(3), 229-237.

McGuire, J. F. (2016). Behavior Therapy for Youth With Tourette Disorder. Journal of clinical psychology, 72(11), 1191-1199.

McGuire, J. F., Arnold, E., Park, J. M., Nadeau, J. M., Lewin, A. B., Murphy, T. K., & Storch, E. A. (2015). Living with tics: reduced impairment and improved quality of life for youth with chronic tic disorders. Psychiatry research, 225(3), 571-579.

Contact for Research Inquiries

550 N. Broadway
Suite 206
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 443-327-9864

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Activities & Honors


  • Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research, University of California Los Angeles, 2017
  • Emotional Health Research Excellence Award, Macquarie University, 2017
  • Career Development and Leadership Program Award, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 2016
  • Senior Researcher Award, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2016
  • Child Intervention, Prevention, & Services (CHIPS) Fellowship, National Institute of Health, 2016
  • Friends of Semel Institute Travel Grant, University of California Los Angeles, 2015
  • Conference Poster Travel Grant Award, Trichotillomania Learning Center, 2014
  • Elsie Ramos Memorial Student Researcher Award, Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), 2014
  • Poster Presentation Award, International OCD Foundation, 2012
  • Professor Charles D. and Carol Spielberger Endowed Fund Award, University of South Florida, 2011


  • Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
  • International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation
  • Tourette Association of America
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Stressed About COVID-19? Here's What Can Help, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Testing Virtual Reality to Improve Treatments for Kids with Anxiety or OCD, INSIGHT January/February 2019

Drs. Joseph McGuire and Susan Carnell are talking about childhood anxiety in honor of #MentalHealthMonth. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Facebook Live (May 11, 2018)

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