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O. Joseph Bienvenu

O. JOSEPH BIENVENU, MD, PhD, studied psychology at Tulane University before completing his medical degree at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He came to Johns Hopkins for internship in 1992, and he has been here ever since. He completed his psychiatry residency in 1996 then started a research fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. During his 3-year fellowship, he also completed a Ph.D. in clinical investigation (a joint program with the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health).

Dr. Bienvenu joined the full-time faculty in 1999, and he has maintained a joint appointment in public health. He began his research career investigating the epidemiology and genetic epidemiology of anxiety disorders, with a particular focus on the relationship of personality traits to anxiety and related disorders.

In the mid-2000s, Dr. Bienvenu began collaborating with colleagues in Critical Care Medicine on long-term psychiatric morbidity after critical illness and intensive care, focusing especially on anxiety and related conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder.

Dr. Bienvenu directs the Jack and Mary McGlasson Anxiety Disorders (teaching) Clinic at Johns Hopkins, as well as the Anxiety Disorders Program, the psychiatry Residents’ Outpatient Continuity Clinic, and inpatient consultation-liaison services. He has had the opportunity to publish almost 200 original research papers, as well as numerous chapters and three books. He serves on the editorial board for the journal General Hospital Psychiatry, where he was associate editor for four years, and he has been an active member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the American Delirium Society, and the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.