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Seth S. Himelhoch, MD, MPH

Academic Title:

Adjunct Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry


22 S. Greene Street, P1H04

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-6091


(410) 328-1757

Education and Training

Dr. Himelhoch received his medical degree at the University of Michigan School of Medicine (1994) and completed his residency training in general psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (1998). He completed a fellowship in health services research through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2003), where he concurrently received a Master Degree in Public Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health (2003). Dr. Himelhoch additionally completed a fellowship in Implementation and Dissemination Science through the Implementation Research Institute (2012).


Dr. Himelhoch's research focuses on developing and studying the efficacy of innovative strategies aimed at improving the health and welfare of people with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. He has published over 60 peer reviewed publications and has received external funding as principal investigator from NIDA, NHBLI, NIMH, SAMHSA and the Veterans Affairs

Research/Clinical Keywords

Mental Health, HIV, Substance Use

Highlighted Publications

1: Keith A, Dong Y, Shuter J, Himelhoch S*. Behavioral Interventions for Tobacco

Use in HIV-Infected Smokers: A Meta-Analysis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016

Aug 15;72(5):527-33. 


2: Blank MB, Himelhoch SS, Balaji AB, Metzger DS, Dixon LB, Rose CE, Oraka E,

Davis-Vogel A, Thompson WW, Heffelfinger JD. A multisite study of the prevalence

of HIV with rapid testing in mental health settings. Am J Public Health. 2014



3: Himelhoch S, Riddle J, Goldman HH. Barriers to implementing evidence-based

smoking cessation practices in nine community mental health sites. Psychiatr

Serv. 2014 Jan 1;65(1):75-80. 


4: Teslyar P, Stock VM, Wilk CM, Camsari U, Ehrenreich MJ, Himelhoch S*.

Prophylaxis with antipsychotic medication reduces the risk of post-operative

delirium in elderly patients: a meta-analysis. Psychosomatics. 2013



5: Himelhoch S, Brown CH, Walkup J, Chander G, Korthius PT, Afful J, Gebo KA. HIV

patients with psychiatric disorders are less likely to discontinue HAART. AIDS.

2009 Aug 24;23(13):1735-42. 


Clinical Specialty Details

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Links of Interest