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Meet the Director

John V. Campo, M.D.

John V. Campo, M.D.

Dr. Campo was recently named the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor and Division Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is also the Vice President at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Director of Mental Health for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The appointment is effective October 1, 2020.

Dr. Campo envisions building in the areas of mental health services research and implementation science, mood and anxiety disorders, suicide prevention, community psychiatry, and developmental neuropsychiatry and neuroscience. He is also eager to strengthen bridges to the world-leading expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities at Kennedy Krieger and to further enhance the division’s superb training program in child psychiatry.


Dr. Campo is currently assistant dean for behavioral health, chief behavioral wellness officer, and professor of behavioral medicine and psychiatry at West Virginia University and the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. He trained in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and did a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He then went to the University of Pittsburgh for a general psychiatry residency and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, followed by 15 years on the faculty there.

Before moving to West Virginia, Dr. Campo was at Ohio State for 14 years, serving for seven years as the chief of child and adolescent psychiatry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and then for seven more years as chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.

Dr. Campo’s research interests include mental health services and policy research, the integration of mental health services within general medical settings, the study and prevention of suicide, and the relationship between somatic symptoms and mental disorders. He has authored more than 120 papers and book chapters, and edited the Handbook of Pediatric Psychology and Psychiatry. Dr. Campo has been honored with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, and has been on the America’s Top Doctors list for 18 years.

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