Psychiatry Grand Rounds 2/18 | Jeffrey Strawn, MD

Strawn Grand Rounds



"Precision Medicine Approaches to the Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Pediatric Anxiety"


The activity is designed to help the learner:

  1. List factors that influence response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in patients with anxiety disorders

  2. Describe how variation in pharmacokinetic genes influences the pharmacokinetics of SSRIs in adolescents.

  3. Recognize the relationship between SSRI pharmacokinetics and tolerability in adolescents

About the Speaker:

Jeffrey Strawn, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Cincinnati and at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He is Director of the University of Cincinnati Anxiety Disorders Research Program and the Associate Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Kentucky and then his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Strawn completed general psychiatry residency training at the UC and a clinical fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

His research focuses on anxiety and related disorders as well as on the pharmacologic treatment of these disorders. With his collaborators, Dr. Strawn uses neuroimaging, pharmacogenetics and pharmacologic approaches to identify early predictors of treatment response and medication tolerability. His work broadly aims to identify the best treatments for individual patients based on patient-specific characteristics and to characterize the trajectory of improvement. This body of work has provided a platform for refining treatment targets and identifying treatment response biomarkers in anxiety and related disorders.

Dr. Strawn is extensively involved in medical education. He is a highly sought-after speaker at both national and international meetings. He has received several teaching awards from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s, and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

In his clinical practice, he works with youth with anxiety and related disorders and with their families and supervises residents and fellows. Dr. Strawn has authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed publications and coauthored three textbooks on the treatment of children and adolescents and on contemporary psychotherapy. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and has received multiple awards for teaching, mentorship and research..


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February 18 Psychiatry Grand Rounds | Jeffrey Strawn, MD


This talk is sponsored by the

Luton Lecture Fund
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 

This educational activity received no commercial support.