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Paul Sasha Nestadt

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Anxiety Disorders Clinic


  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
  • School of Medicine

Paul Nestadt specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly in behavioral interventions such as exposure-based therapies. He serves as the primary supervising psychiatrist for the Johns Hopkins Hospital Anxiety Disorders Clinic, and also attends on the inpatient Motivated Behaviors Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he treats patients suffering from comorbid psychiatric and behavioral crises.

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.

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