Shannon Barnett

MBE Student


1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287

Shannon Barnett, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Barnett received her B.A. from Trinity University and her M.D. from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Barnett completed a residency in General Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Currently Dr. Barnett is a student in the Masters of Bioethics program.  Dr. Barnett is the Medical Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Programs in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Community Psychiatry Program.  She is working to incorporate research into this clinic and is particularly interested in the ethical issues that occur in everyday mental health practice.  In addition, Dr. Barnett provides psychiatric consultation to a local department of social services agency, offering counsel on the mental health treatment plans for youth in foster care.  Her research interests focus on how foster care agencies balance competing ethical issues that arise for youth in foster care who are battling significant mental health issues.

Additional information can be found on Dr. Barnett’s faculty page.

Research Interests

  • Ethical issues in everyday mental health practice



  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


  • MD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center