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Shauna Pencer Reinblatt, MD

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Assistant Professor

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Education and Training

  • Medical School: Universite de Sherbrooke, Faculty of Medicine, Canada
  • Family Medicine Residency: McGill University School of Medicine (SOM), Canada
  • General Psychiatry Residency: LIJ-Zucker Hillside Hospital (Albert Einstein SOM) 2002
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship: NYU SOM 2004
  • Research Fellowship (Child Psychiatry): Johns Hopkins University SOM 2006


  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry- ABPN
  • General Psychiatry - ABPN
  • Psychiatry- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC)


Dr. Reinblatt is triple boarded in child and adolescent psychiatry, general adult, and consultation liaison psychiatry.  She has expertise in pediatric psychopharmacology, eating disorders and obesity as well as consultative and collaborative care. Prior to becoming a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Reinblatt worked as a Family Doctor in Canada. This primary care training provided her a unique vantage point from which she currently consults with Primary Care Clinicians. She consults on psychiatric issues with the statewide Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP) team, performing clinical consultations and contributing to the team’s clinical research focused on collaborative care. Additionally, given her psychopharmacological expertise, Dr. Reinblatt collaborates within the multidisciplinary framework of a Pediatric Prior Authorization program to support community prescribers’ safe and appropriate antipsychotic medication prescribing for youth with public insurance. Her longstanding interest in pediatric psychopharmacological side effects led to her collaboration with experts to examine pediatric obesity as a side effect of antipsychotic medications. Furthermore, she works with the Strive for Wellness Program team focused on clinical and research efforts to prevent psychosis, as part of the Maryland -funded Early Intervention Program. Dr. Reinblatt also provides care via telepsychiatry to teenagers in the Youth Centers of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS). Dr Reinblatt has led the Journal Club for Child Psychiatry Fellows at the University of Maryland SOM in addition to her other teaching activities.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, Dr. Reinblatt spent a decade as full-time faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine during which time she developed specialized clinical expertise working with children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders. During this time, she was awarded a Career Development (K23) Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) evaluating impulsivity in children who engaged in binge eating behaviors. Her research interests involve pediatric obesity and eating disorders, pediatric psychopharmacology including adverse events,  the use of antipsychotics in youth and integrated and collaborative pediatric care.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Child Psychiatry, Pediatric Collaborative and Integrated Mental Health Care, Child Psychiatry Access Program, Pediatric Binge Eating Disorder, Pediatric Eating Disorders, Pediatric Obesity, Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Pediatric Psychotropic Side Effects, Pediatric Antipsychotic Medications, Peer Review, DJS, Clinical High Risk Psychosis, Telepsychiatry, Journal Club Teaching

Highlighted Publications

Reinblatt SP, Coble K, Williams JL, Cotton AM, Bettencourt AF. Characteristics of Primary Care Providers' Consultations With a Statewide Child Psychiatry Access Program Regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Acad Consult Liaison Psychiatry. 2022 Sep-Oct;63(5):463-473. doi: 10.1016/j.jaclp.2022.01.004. Epub 2022 Jan 25. PMID: 35085823 

Bettencourt AF, Coble K, Reinblatt SP, Jadhav S, Khan KN, Riddle MA. Characteristics of Patients Served by a Statewide Child Psychiatry Access Program. Psychiatr Serv. 2022 Dec 7:appips20220323. doi: 10.1176/ Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36475823.

Correll, C. U., Sikich, L., Reeves, G., Johnson, J., Keeton, C., Spanos, M., Kapoor, S., Bussell K., Miller L., Chandrasekhar T., Sheridan E.M., Pirmohamed, S., Reinblatt, S.P., Alderman, C., Scheer, A., Borner, I., Bethea, T.C., Edwards, S., Hamer, R.M., Riddle, M.A. Metformin addon vs. antipsychotic switch vs. continued antipsychotic treatment plus healthy lifestyle education in overweight or obese youth with severe mental illness: results from the IMPACT trialWorld Psychiatry, 2020 Feb; 19(1), 69-80. PMID: 31922663

Reinblatt SP, Mahone EM, Tanofsky-Kraff M, Lee-Winn AE, Yenokyan G, Leoutsakos JMS, Moran TH, Guarda AS, Riddle MA. Pediatric Loss of control eating syndrome: Association with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and impulsivity. Int J Eat Disord. 2015 Sept; 48(6):580-8. PMID: 25855370

Reinblatt SP, Leoutsakos JM, Mahone EM, Forrester S, Wilcox HC, Riddle MA. Association between binge eating and attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in two pediatric community mental health clinics.  Int J Eat Disord. 2015 Jul; 48(5); 505-11.  PMID: 25130278

Awards and Affiliations

  • Distinguished Fellow, AACAP, 2017
  • Distinguished Fellow, APA, 2018


Grants and Contracts

  • NIMH awarded K23 Career Award “Pediatric Binge Eating, Impulsivity and Treatment” 2009-15