Research Scientist and Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Child Psychiatry Program
Kennedy Krieger Institute

707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States


Dr. Gerring is an attending physician at Kennedy Krieger Institute and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Dr. Gerring completed undergraduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1968. She completed a pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and completed a general and child psychiatry residency at Payne Whitney Clinic/Cornell Medical Center. She is Board-Certified in pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Gerring is the Medical Director of the Child Psychiatry Outpatient Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a comprehensive program for 1700 children in East Baltimore providing a continuum of mental health services. Dr. Gerring is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is actively involved in the Maryland Regional Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.


Dr. Gerring’s primary research interest relates to the psychiatric sequelae of pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. She has published articles on anxiety disorders and Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder after TBI, describing injury, psychosocial, and neuroimaging risk factors for these disorders.

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Research Publications

Grados MAVasa RA, Riddle MA, Slomine BSSalorio CChristensen JGerring J (2008). New onset obsessive-compulsive symptoms in children and adolescents with severe traumatic brain injury. Depress Anxiety. 25(5), 398-407.