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Joffree Barrnett, M.D.

Joffree Barrnett, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Barrnett is currently the medical director for Aware Recovery Care in New Hampshire.  He is an Adjunct Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  In addition, he engages in Forensic and Service System consultations. 

Previously, he was a full time faculty member, at the Associate Professor level, in the Section of Child Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth.  While there, he was the Director of Inpatient Training at the Anna Philbrook Children’s Center at New Hampshire Hospital.  He was also the President of the Medical Staff Organization and Associate Medical Director in charge of Child and Adolescent Services at both the New Hampshire Hospital and Juvenile Justice branch of the Department of Health and Human Services in New Hampshire.

Dr. Barrnett has extensive experience in consulting with the state of New Hampshire’s Legislature, 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 individuals suffering from severe mental illness, intellectual and developmental disorders, substance use disorders, those in protective and adoptive services, and those involved with the criminal justice system.  He has also been retained as an independent forensic expert in criminal and civil cases

He has received several grants and awards, including the Exemplary Psychiatrist of the Year in 1994 and 2014 from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.  He has published in the areas of Schizophrenia, aggression, psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.