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Paul Sasha Nestadt, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)

Male

Expertise: Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Epidemiology, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress, Psychiatric Diagnostic Clarification, Suicide, Trichotillomania ...read more

Research Interests: Suicide; Firearms; Opiates; and Doubt

Background

Dr. Nestadt specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly in behavioral interventions such as exposure-based therapies. Since completing residency, he has served as the primary supervising psychiatrist for the Johns Hopkins Hospital Anxiety Disorders Consultation Clinic, seeing patients from all over the US and worldwide for one-time consultations resulting in revised diagnosis and treatment recommendations. He also attends on the inpatient Motivated Behaviors Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he treats patients suffering from comorbid psychiatric and behavioral crises. 

Dr. Nestadt’s research focuses on the epidemiology of suicide. He is interested in the role of practical factors, such as firearm access and opiate use, in the risk of suicide death. His methodological expertise includes large scale regression based data analysis, post-mortem clinical evaluation, and evaluation of determination of manner of death. He also works with the Doubt/ OCD genetics group and the broader suicide prevention workgroup at Johns Hopkins.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, New York Medical College (2011)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Psychiatry (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology / Psychiatry-General (2015)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Nestadt’s research focuses on the epidemiology of suicide. He is interested in the role of practical factors, such as firearm access and opiate use, in the risk of suicide death. His methodological expertise includes large scale regression based data analysis, post-mortem clinical evaluation, and evaluation of determination of manner of death. He also works with the OCD genetics group and the broader suicide prevention workgroup at Johns Hopkins.

Selected Publications

Nestadt, P. S., Triplett, P., Mojtabai, R., & Berman, A. L. (2018). Universal screening may not prevent suicide. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 25. pii: S0163-8343(18)30066-5. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2018.06.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Nestadt PS, Triplett P, Fowler DR, Mojtabai R. Urban–Rural Differences in Suicide in the State of Maryland: The Role of Firearms. American journal of public health. 2017 Oct;107(10):1548-53.

Haglund ME, aan het Rot M, Cooper NS, Nestadt PS, Muller D, Southwick SM, Charney DS. Resilience in the third year of medical school: a prospective study of the associations between stressful events occurring during clinical rotations and student well-being. Academic Medicine. 2009 Feb;84(2):258-68.

Nestadt PS*, Speed TJ*, Keefe FJ, Dimsdale JE. "Stress and psychiatry". In Kaplan and Sadock's comprehensive textbook of psychiatry, 10th ed., Edited by: Sadock BJ and Sadock VA. 2017. Philadelphia: Lippincott.

Kim P*, Nestadt PS*, Peters M*, Speed T*, Depaulo JR, Bienvenu OJ. The Johns Hopkins Phipps Psychiatry Guide. Baltimore, MD: Unbound Medicine, 2014.? [Managing Editor]

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • RFM Paper of the Year, Maryland Psychiatric Society, 2018
  • Young Investigator Travel Award, America Psychopathological Association, 2018

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Sharp Increase In Gun Suicides Signals Growing Public Health Crisis, NPR Morning Edition (July 2018)

Guns Play Oversize Role in Rural Suicides New York Times (2017)

The Capital Gazette Shooting: Perspectives on a Tragedy, Midday on WYPR (June 2018)

Guns help explain difference in urban and rural suicide rates, Reuters (2017)

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