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James C. Harris, M.D.

James Harris

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Developmental Neuropsychiatry Clinic 


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Bloomberg Children’s Center, Level 12
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD 21237



Medical School: 
George Washington University

University of Southern California – Pediatrics
University of Rochester – Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins – Child Psychiatry

Johns Hopkins Child Psychiatry

Special Interests:

Developmental Neuropsychiatry,
Child Behavior


A professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, James C. Harris, M.D., received his medical degree in 1966 from George Washington University. He trained in pediatrics at the University of Southern California Children’s Hospital and the University of Rochester before joining Johns Hopkins for his psychiatry residency and fellowship in child psychiatry, 1972-1974. The author of the textbook, Development Neuropsychiatry, Harris’ research focuses on behavioral phenotypes in neurogenetic disorders and psychopharmacology in neurodevelopmental disorders. Today at Johns Hopkins, he directs the developmental neuropsychiatry clinic.

Selected Publications:
Harris J, Allen R. Is excessive daytime sleepiness characteristic of Prader-Willi syndrome? Effects of Weight change. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 150:1288-1293, 1996

Wong DF, Harris JC, Naidu S, et al. Dopamine transporters are markedly reduced in Lesch Nyhan disease in vivo. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 93:5539-5543, 1996

Harris JC, Lee RR, Jinnah HA, Wong DF, Yaster M, Bryan RN. Craniocerebral magnetic resonance imaging measurement and findings in Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. Archives of Neurology 55:547-553, 1998.

Harris JC Behavioral phenotypes of neurodevelomental  disorders: portals into the developing brain. In Davis,KL Coyle,JT, Charney,D and Nemeroff C. (eds.), Psychopharmacology: the Fifth Generation of Progress, American College of Psychopharmacology, Nashville, TN, 2001.

Harris J (1998). Developmental Neuropsychiatry. Volume 1: Developmental Neuropsychiatry. Volume 1: Fundamentals of Developmental Neuropsychiatry.  Volume 2: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of the developmental disorders. Oxford University Press, New York (single author)

Phone: 410-955-7674

Fax: 410-955-8691

Email: jharri10@jhmi.edu

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