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Gerry Nestadt

Nestadt.GerryDr. GERRY NESTADT is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Johns Hopkins Medical School and Professor of Mental Health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. He is active in research, clinical treatment, and education in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). His research, funded by the NIMH, involves investigating the genetic etiology of OCD. He is the director of the Johns Hopkins OCD Clinic, and teaches residents and students about this disorder. He received his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a degree in Public Health at Johns Hopkins. He completed his psychiatric residency training at Johns Hopkins and a psychiatric epidemiology fellowship, also as Johns Hopkins. He has been on the faculty at Johns Hopkins for the past 30 years. In addition to studying OCD, he is involved in epidemiological research studying personality in the general population and the genetics of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Dr. Nestadt has published more than one hundred and fifty papers in peer-reviewed psychiatric journals. He served on the American Psychiatric Association OCD Treatment Guidelines Committee and was a consultant on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V Revisions committee, and the OCD Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee.