Aware Recovery Care is pleased to announce that Dr. Joffree Barrnett MD has been named Medical Director for Aware in the state of New Hampshire.
Dr. Barrnett has had a long and distinguished career in the fields of substance abuse syndrome and mental health. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Previously, Dr. Burrnett was an Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth. His relationship with Dartmouth spans 25 years.
While serving at Dartmouth, he was also the Director of Inpatient Training at the Anna Philbrook Children’s Center at New Hampshire Hospital. Additionally, he has served as the President of the Medical Staff and Associate Medical Director in charge of Child and Adolescent services at both New Hampshire Hospital and for the juvenile justice branch of the Department of Health and Human Services in New Hampshire.
Dr. Barrnett is a frequent advisor to the New Hampshire’s legislature, the service system of care in the Department of Health and Human Services, other private and international clinical entities, and public and private schools. His clinical expertise includes treating individuals suffering from severe mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disorders, those in protective and adoptive services, and those involved within the criminal justice system.
Dr. Barrnett has received numerous grants and awards, including the “Exemplary Psychiatrist of the Year Award” in 1994 and 2014 from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He is also a recipient of the “Bernard Award for Research” for his work on the children of homeless families. That award was presented by the Division of Child Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He has published in the areas of schizophrenia, aggression, psychopharmacology and psychotherapy and lectures widely on these topics.
Dr. Barrnett received his undergraduate education at Brandeis University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He received his post-graduate education as a Fellow in Child Psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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