Dr. Brandon Newsome is a child, adolescent and adult community neurodevelopmental psychiatrist at Kennedy Krieger Institute and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Newsome is an attending psychiatrist at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress. He also practices at the Psychiatric Mental Health Program, where he treats children and adolescents with a range of psychiatric diagnoses, but focuses on individuals with comorbid medical conditions inclusive of sickle cell disease, asthma, diabetes and obesity.
Dr. Newsome is a Mississippi native and a Maryland transplant. He attended the Mississippi University for Women and earned a double bachelors’ degree in Chemistry and Psychology. He attended medical school at the University of South Alabama. He completed an adult psychiatry residency at Boston University Medical Center. In his fourth year of training, he did two contiguous fellowships in public psychiatry and the MA Transitional Age Youth with Autism Fellowship. He subsequently attended Children’s National Medical Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.
Dr. Newsome and his colleagues currently study research at the intersections of chronic illness, trauma and the social and political determinants of health.