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Barbara M. D’Orio

Barbara M. D'Orio, MD, MPA

Vice Chief of Quality

Barbara D’Orio, MD, MPA trained at Morehouse School of Medicine, and completed her residency in Psychiatry at Emory in 1993. Clinically, she has served as an attending provider for the Grady Crisis Intervention Service for over 20 years. Her current administrative focus is on improving the quality of service delivery in the Grady Department of Psychiatry. Her research has been related to understanding individuals who present in crisis with suicide ideation, substance misuse and intimate partner violence. She has also published on the impact of law enforcement Crisis Intervention Team training.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Psychiatry/Neurology

Affiliations

  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Psychiatry Educator of the Year, 2014

Publications

Published and Accepted Research Articles in Refereed Journals: Jessee S, Chance S, D’Orio B, Edelson D (1995/1996): A psychodynamic study of suicide attempts in individuals with personality disorders. Depression, 3:290 - 296

Garlow SJ, D’Orio B, Purselle D (2002): Impact of psychiatric hospitalizations practices on suicide. Psychiatric Services 53(10): 1297-300

Garlow SJ, Purselle D, D’Orio B (2003): Cocaine use disorders and suicidal ideation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 70: 101-104

D’Orio B, Purselle D, Stevens D, Garlow SJ (2004): Reduction in seclusion and restraint in a psychiatric emergency room. Psychiatric Services, 55(5): 581-583

D’Orio B, Garlow SJ (2005): Suicide Prevention: A vital national public health issue. Journal of the Health and Human Services Administration, 27(2): 123-141

Caceda R, D’Orio B (2008): A young man's `trips' to heaven and hell: Mr. F has schizophrenia and is hooked on dextromethorphan. Which is causing his hallucinations? Current Psychiatry, 7(1): 72-88

Brussard B, McGriff J, Demir B, D’Orio B, Compton MT (2010): Characteristics of Patients Referred to Psychiatric Emergency Services by Crisis Intervention Team Police Officers. Community Mental Health Journal, 46(6), 579-584

Compton MT, Hankerson-Dyson D, Bakeman R, Broussard B, Husbands L, Krishan S, Stewardt-Hutto T, D’Orio B, Oliva J, Thompson N, Watson A (2014): Police-Based Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program: I. Effects on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills. Psychiatric Services, 65, 517 - 522

Compton MT, Hankerson-Dyson D, Bakeman R, Broussard B, Husbands L, Krishan S, Stewardt-Hutto T, D’Orio B, Oliva J, Thompson N, Watson A (2014): Police-Based Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program: II. Effects on Level of Force and Resolution, Referral and Arrest. Psychiatric Services, 65, 523-529

D’Orio BM, Lamis DA, Thompson M, Heron SL, Kaslow NJ (2015): Social support, attachment and drug misuse in suicidal African American women. Addiction Research and Theory, 23(2): 170 – 176

Compton MT, Bakeman R, Broussard B, D’Orio B, Watson AC (in press): Police Officers’ Volunteering for (Rather than Being Assigned to) Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training: Evidence for a Beneficial Self-Selection Effect. Behavioral Science and the Law

Garlow SJ, Purselle D, D’Orio B (2003): Emergency Psychiatry. American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology, Schatzberg AF, Nemeroff CB (eds): American Psychiatric Press, third edition

Garlow SJ, Purselle D, D’Orio B (2005): Emergency Psychiatry. Clinical Handbook of Psychopharmacology, Schatzberg AF, Nemeroff CB (eds): American Psychiatric Press, second edition

D’Orio B, Garrett D (2006): Emergency Receiving Facilities and other Emergency Resources. Responding to Individuals with Mental Illnesses: A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders, and Security Agents, Compton MT, Kotwicki RJ (eds): Jones and Bartlett Publishers, first edition

Weigel M, Purselle D, D’Orio B, Garlow SJ (2009): Emergency Psychiatry. American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology, Schatzberg AF, Nemeroff CB (eds): American Psychiatric Press, fourth edition

Sherman RM, D’Orio B, Rhodes MN, Gantt S, Kaslow N (2014): Racial/Ethnic, Spiritual/Religious and Sexual Orientation Influences on Suicidal Behaviors. Handbook of suicide and self-injury, Nock MK (ed), New York: Oxford University Press

Weigel M, D’Orio B, Garlow SJ (2017): Emergency Psychiatry. American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychopharmacology, Schatzberg AF, Nemeroff CB (eds): American Psychiatric Press, fifth edition

Rudisch B, D’Orio B, Compton MT (2003): Keratoconus and psychosis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 160(5): 1011 (letter)

D’Orio B, Wimby G, Haggard P (2007): Reducing risk associated with seclusion and restraint. Psychiatric Times July 1, 2007. Available online at: psychiatrictimes.com/showarticle.jhtml?articleID=200001149

D’Orio B (2007): Mental Health: A Grady Closure Could Turn Ugly. Atlanta Journal Constitution, A15

Husbands L, Broussard B, Hankerson-Dyson D, Krishan S, Oliva JR, D’Orio B, Compton MT (August, 2011): Police Officers’ Perception of the 40-Hour Crisis Intervention (CIT) Curriculum. Corrections and Mental Health, the National Institute of Corrections. Available online at: https://community.nicic.gov/blogs/mentalhealth/archive/2011/08/04/police-officers-perceptions-of-the-40-hour-crisis-intervention-team-cit-curriculum.aspx

Broussard B, Krishan S, Hankerson-Dyson D, Husbands L, D’Orio B, Thompson NJ, Watson AC, Compton MT (August, 2011): Psychiatric Crisis from the Perspective of Police Officers: Stigma, Perceptions of Dangerousness, and Social Distance. Corrections and Mental Health, the National Institute of Corrections. Available online at: https://community.nicic.gov/blogs/mentalhealth/archive/2011/08/04/psychiatric-crisis-from-the-perspective-of-police-officers-stigma-perceptions-of-dangerousness-and-social-distance.aspx