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Barry A. Hong, PhD, ABPP

Current Position
Professor of Psychiatry

University Roles
Vice-Chairman for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Professor of Internal Medicine

Education and Training
BA: Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1969
MDiv: Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, 1972
PhD: St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978

Areas of Clinical Interest
Disasters and PTSD, medical psychology, clinical psychology, functional pain, organ donor behaviors, organ transplantation


Areas of Research Interests
My current research has focused on organ donation. Specifically, I have studied live donors, organ procurement professionals, the circumstances of donation and follow-up studies of live donors and an NIH follow-up study on living lung donors together with five other universities. I am especially interested in altruistic organ donors. A HRSA project provides for travel and lodging for relatives or friends who wish to be living donors but can't cover these costs. My work with Dr. Carol North involves studying somatization disorder in patients with interstitial cystitis, a NIH project with W.U. urology. I am a member of the committee of the American Medical Association revising MCAT.


More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
North CS, Pfefferbaum B, Hong BA, Gordon MR, Kim Y, Lind L, Pollio, DE: The business of healing: focus group discussions of readjustment to the post-9/11 work environment among employees of affected agencies. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2010; In Press.

North CS, Pfefferbaum B, Vythilingam M, Martin GJ, Schorr JK, Boudreaux AS, Spitznagel EL, Hong BA: Exposure to bioterrorism and mental health response among staff on capitol hill. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science 2009; 7(4):379-388.

Rowley AA, Hong BA, Martin S, Jones L, Vijayan A, Shenoy S, Jendrisak M: Psychiatric disorders: are they an absolute contraindication to living donation? Progress in Transplantation, 2009; 19(2):128-131.

Curtis CE, Rothstein M, Hong BA: Stage-specific educational interventions for patients with end-stage renal disease: psychological and psychiatric considerations. Progress in Transplantation 2009; 19(1):18-24.

North CS, Hong BA, Alpers, D: Relationship of functional gastrointestinal disorders and psychiatric disorders: implications for treatment. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2007; 13(14):2020-2027.

Hong BA, Robiner WN, Dixon KE, Miner JL: Psychologists' medical staff membership in academic healthcare: past, present, and future challenges. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 2012; 43(1): 50-57.


Funded Research Projects
NIAID(Key Personnel):Medical and Quality of Life Outcomes After Live Kidney or Lung Donation
NIAAA(Key Personnel):Psychoeducation for HCV and Alcohol Behaviors
HRSA (Key Personnel): National Living Donor Assistance Center