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O. Joseph Bienvenu, MD

Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Anxiety Disorders Clinic

Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Mental Health (Joint)

Education

MD
PhD

Overview

I am an academic psychiatrist with a primary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. My area of clinical expertise is in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders, and my research interests mainly relate to how personality traits relate to development of anxiety and depressive disorders, using epidemiologic and genetic epidemiologic methods.

Honors and Awards

Tulane Scholar (1984) Aaron Hartman Award for Excellence in Psychology (1987) Helmut M. Redetzki Pharmacology Award (1990) Pathology Externship (1991) Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (1991) Honored Initiate of the John C. McDonald Undergraduate Surgical Society (1991) Dr. John W. Bick Award for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of Psychiatry (1992) Chief Resident in Psychiatry (1995) Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Clinician Scientist Career Development Award (2000)

  • personality
  • anxiety disorders
  • depressive disorders
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • -Bienvenu OJ, Ginsburg G . Prevention of anxiety disorders. International Review of Psychiatry (in press) -Grados MA, Samuels J, Shugart YY, Willour VL, Wang Y, Cullen B, Bienvenu OJ, Hoehn-Saric R, Valle D, Liang KY, Riddle MA, Wendland JR, Murphy DL, Nestadt G, Detera-Wadleigh S. Rare plus common SERT variants in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Molecular Psychiatry (in press) -Samuels JF, Shugart YY, Grados, MA, Willour VL, Bienvenu OJ, Greenberg BD, Knowles JA, McCracken JT, Rauch SL, Murphy DL, Wang Y, Pinto A, Fyer AJ, Piacentini J, Pauls DL, Cullen B, Rasmussen SA, Hoehn-Saric R, Valle D, Liang KY, Riddle MA, Nestadt G. Significant linkage to compulsive hoarding on chromosome 14 in families with obsessive-compulsive disorder: results from the OCD Collaborative Genetics Study. American Journal of Psychiatry (in press) -Bienvenu OJ. What is the meaning of associations between personality traits and anxiety and depressive disorders? Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry (in press) -Messias E, Eaton W, Bienvenu OJ, Samuels J, Nestadt G. Psychiatrists’ ascertained treatment needs for mental disorders in a population-based sample. Psychiatric Services (in press) -Cullen B, Brown C, Grados M, Riddle MA, Bienvenu OJ, Willour VL, Hoehn-Saric R, Shugart YY, Liang KY, Samuels J, Nestadt G. Factor analysis of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale in a family study of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Depression and Anxiety (in press) -Wellen D, Samuels J, Bienvenu OJ, Grados M, Cullen B, Riddle M, Liang KY, Nestadt G. The utility of the Leyton Obsessional Inventory to distinguish OCD and OCPD. Depression and Anxiety (in press) -Hasler G, Pinto A, Greenberg BD, Samuels J, Fyer AJ, Pauls D, Knowles JA, McCracken JT, Piacentini J, Riddle MA, Rauch SL, Rasmussen SA, Willour VL, Grados MA, Cullen B, Bienvenu OJ, Shugart YY, Liang KY, Hoehn-Saric R, Wang Y, Ronquillo J, Nestadt G, Murphy DL. Familiality of factor analysis-derived YBOCS dimensions in OCD Affected Sibling Pairs from the Obsessive-Compulsive Genetics Collaborative Study. Biological Psychiatry (in press) -Bracha HS, Bienvenu OJ, Eaton WW. Testing the Paleolithic-human-warfare hypothesis of blood-injection phobia in the Baltimore ECA Follow-up Study - towards a more etiologically-based conceptualization for DSM-V. Journal of Affective Disorders (in press) -Samuels JF, Bienvenu OJ, Pinto A, Fyer AJ, McCracken JT, Rauch SL, Murphy DL, Grados MA, Greenberg BD, Knowles JA, Piacentini J, Cannistraro PA, Cullen, B, Riddle MA, Rasmussen SA, Pauls DL, Willour VL, Shugart YY, Liang KY, Hoehn-Saric R, Nestadt G. Hoarding in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: results from the OCD Collaborative Genetics Study. Behaviour Research and Therapy (in press) -Angst J, Gamma A, Bienvenu OJ, Eaton WW, Ajdacic V, Eich D, Rossler W. Varying temporal criteria for generalized anxiety disorder: prevalence and clinical characteristics in a young age cohort. Psychological Medicine (in press) -Bienvenu OJ, Onyike CU, Stein MB, Chen LS, Samuels J, Nestadt G, Eaton WW. Reply to comment on “agoraphobia in general population adults: incidence and longitudinal relationship with panic.” British Journal of Psychiatry 2006; 189:471 -Bienvenu OJ. Lifetime prevalence of panic disorder is about 5% in the USA (invited commentary). Evidence-Based Mental Health 2006; 9:114 -Shugart YY, Samuels J, Willour VL, Grados MA, Greenberg BD, Knowles JA, McCracken JT, Rauch SL, Murphy DL, Wang Y, Pinto A, Fyer AJ, Piacentini J, Pauls DL, Cullen B, Page J, Rasmussen SA, Bienvenu OJ, Hoehn-Saric R, Valle D, Liang KY, Riddle MA, Nestadt G. Genomewide linkage scan for obsessive-compulsive disorder: evidence for susceptibility loci on chromosomes 3q, 7p, 1q, 15q, and 6q. Molecular Psychiatry 2006;11:763-770. -Brandes M, Bienvenu OJ. Personality and anxiety disorders. Current Psychiatry Reports 2006; 8:263-269 -Bracha HS, Bienvenu OJ, Person DA. Evolution and fear-fainting. Clinical Autonomic Research 2006; 16:299 -Bienvenu OJ, Onyike CU, Stein MB, Chen LS, Samuels J, Nestadt G, Eaton WW. Agoraphobia in general population adults: incidence and longitudinal relationship with panic. British Journal of Psychiatry 2006;188:432-438 -Samuels JF, Riddle MA, Greenberg BD, Fyer AJ, McCracken JT, Rauch SL, Murphy DL, Grados MA, Pinto A, Knowles JA, Piacentini J, Cannistraro PA, Cullen B, Bienvenu OJ, Rasmussen SA, Pauls DL, Willour VL, Shugart YY, Liang KY, Hoehn-Saric R, Nestadt G. The OCD Collaborative Genetics Study: methods and sample description. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2006; 141B:201-207 -Nestadt G, Hsu FC, Samuels J, Bienvenu OJ, Costa PT, Eaton WW. Latent structure of the DSM-IV personality disorder criteria. Comprehensive Psychiatry 2006; 47:54-62 -Bienvenu OJ, Hettema JM, Neale MC, Prescott CA, Kendler KS. Extraversion and neuroticism as indices of genetic and environmental risk for social phobia. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2005; 138B:10 -Hong JP, Samuels J, Bienvenu OJ, Hsu FC, Eaton WW, Costa PT, Nestadt G. The longitudinal relationship between personality disorder dimensions and global functioning in a community-residing population. Psychological Medicine 2005; 35:891-895