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Paul S. Nestadt, MD

  • Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Information

600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer 114
Baltimore, Maryland 21287


Nestadt Faculty page at the School of Medicine
Suicide Prevention Workgroup

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MD, New York Medical College, 2011
BS, Brandeis University, 2003


Dr. 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. His methodological expertise includes large scale regression based data analysis, post-mortem clinical evaluation, and evaluation of determination of manner of death. He also works with the OCD genetics group and the broader suicide prevention workgroup at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Nestadt's clinical focus is on the treatment of anxiety disorders including PTSD, Generalized anxiety, panic, and phobias. He is the co-director of the Johns Hopkins Anxiety Disorders Clinic. He also attends on the inpatient dual diagnosis (substance dependence in the context of other serious mental illness) unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Honors and Awards

James Wah Mood Disorders Fellow

  • suicide
  • firearms
  • overdose
  • opioids

Selected recent publications

  • Nestadt PS, MacKrell K, McCourt AD, Fowler DR, Crifasi CK. Prevalence of Long Gun Use in Maryland Firearm Suicides. Injury Epidemiology. [IN PRESS]
  • Liu D, Yu M, Duncan J, Fondario A, Kharrazi H, Nestadt PS. Discovering the Unclassified Suicide Cases among Undetermined Drug Overdose Deaths using Machine Learning Techniques. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. 2019 Sept 19.
  • Nestadt PS, Triplett P, Mojtabai R, Berman AL. Universal screening may not prevent suicide. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 25. pii: S0163-8343(18)30066-5. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2018.06.006.
  • Nestadt PS, Triplett P, Fowler DR, Mojtabai R. Urban–Rural Differences in Suicide in the State of Maryland: The Role of Firearms. American journal of public health. 2017 Oct;107(10):1548-53.
  • Frattaroli S, Hoops K, Irvin NA, McCourt A, Nestadt PS, Omaki E, Shields WC, Wilcox HC. Assessment of Physician Self-reported Knowledge and Use of Maryland’s Extreme Risk Protection Order Law. JAMA network open. 2019 Dec 2;2(12):e1918037-e1918037.