Barry A. Hong, PhD, FAACP

Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

My research in chronic medical illness has consisted of clinical studies of renal, liver and HIV patients, especially assessing the prevalence of psychiatric disorders. I have also been interested in characterizing the differences between depression in medical versus psychiatric patients. 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. My work with Dr. North has involved the production of an educational program for disaster work entitled P-FLASH (Practical Front-line Assistance and Support for Healing).