James E. Black, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

James E. Black

Contact Info

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

MD, University of Illinois, 1982 - 1991

Residency, General Psychiatry, University of Utah, 1991 - 1995

PhD, Neuroscience, University of Illinois, 1982 - 1991

BA, Mathematics and Psychology, Reed College, 1976 - 1980


Professional Associations

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Society for Addiction Medicine
  • Society for Biological Psychiatry


Research Summary/Interests

  • Rural community strategies for coping with drug epidemics and crisis.
  • Optimizing psychiatric services for multi-problem families; for example:
    1. children in foster care (e.g., child neglect or trauma, mild head injury)
    2. their parents (e.g., substance abuse, PTSD, other psychiatric illness) and
    3. social context (e.g., domestic violence, poverty).
  • Early experience effects on brain anatomy, particularly the effects of trauma, poor attachment quality, maternal depression, and potentially healing experience, such as normative experience, psychotherapy, or enrichment effects.