Skip Navigation

Judy Yin Shih, Ph.D. Professorship in Anxiety Disorders

JUDY YIN SHIH, PhD, is a retired mental health clinician and health policy researcher who has been active in community service and philanthropic support of education, health care, and the performing arts. She has a M.S. in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Public Policy with a concentration in Health Policy.

The settings of her clinical work have spanned the Medical College of Wisconsin (Neuropsychology), Johns Hopkins Medical School (Child Psychiatry and Alzheimer Clinic), Sinai Hospital (Rehabilitation and Traumatic Brain Injury Unit), and private practice. Her professional roles in the area of health policy include Senior Research Analyst at the Center for Health Program Development and Management at UMBC and Project Director at JBS International, where she directed evaluation projects of federally-funded health programs (including HIV/AIDS, mental health, and substance abuse programs).

Since retiring, Dr. Shih has served as a docent at the Chinese Garden of The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in California and has focused her interests in art and music. She has served in leadership roles on various institutional boards including the Advisory Board of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHSOM), the Board of Trustees of the Southern Oregon University (SOU), Board of Governors of The Huntington, the Ashland Branch Board of the American Association of University Women, the Artistic Advisory Council of the Center for New Performance of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Leadership Council of Marquette University, and the Board of Directors of Rogue Community Health Centers in southern Oregon. At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), she worked closely with the Board of Directors and staff in the Access for All Campaign for the renovation of the theater campus and facilities, making it accessible to all, especially to those who are hearing and mobility challenged. This year she will launch a new performing arts initiative, The Three Friends/One Spirit Initiative, at CalArts to promote creative exchanges and development of new works between contemporary Chinese and U.S. based artists. In her philanthropic efforts, Dr. Shih has been a generous donor to many organizations. She is a champion for education and established several endowed scholarships and professorships, including the Judy Yin Shih Scholarship Fund at SOU, the Judy Yin Shih Fellowship for the Advancement of Health Policy Research at UMBC and the Oliver Lee McCabe III, Ph.D. Professorship in the Neuropsychopharmacology of Consciousness at JHSOM.

Dr. Shih is pleased to be able to create this endowed professorship in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins. Anxiety disorders is among the most commonly diagnosed psychological conditions, and it is a comorbidity that accompanies many other mental disorders and life stresses. This professorship reflects a long-term commitment to providing support and to recognizing the outstanding achievements of those, like Dr. Joseph Bienvenu, who have dedicated their life work to education, research and treatment of anxiety disorders. Dr. Shih would also like to thank Jack and Mary McGlasson for their generous gift to establish the Jack and Mary McGlasson Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins.