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Joseph D. Bloom M.D.

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Joseph Bloom, MD, received his degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, interned at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco and trained in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He then traded urban living for working in Alaska, first as chief of the mental health unit in the Alaska Native Health Service from 1966-68, and later in private practice in Anchorage from 1969-77. In 1977, Dr. Bloom moved to Portland and joined the OHSU faculty in the position of director of the Community Psychiatry Training Program. Over the years, Dr. Bloom has served as acting chairman and vice chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, and became department chairman from l986 to 1994. He served as interim dean of the School of Medicine in 1993-94, and was appointed dean from 1994 until 2001, when he returned to the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry.Internationally recognized for his teaching, research and prolific writing in the fields of community and forensic psychiatry, Dr. Bloom is considered an expert on the insanity defense, and has written landmark articles on Oregon's Psychiatric Security Review Board and on cross-cultural psychiatry.He is a past president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry, the Oregon Neuropsychiatric Association, the Alaska Chapter of the American Psychiatry Association, and the Oregon Psychiatric Association. In 1999, he received the Oregon Health and Science Foundation Mentor Award, given to an Oregonian who has provided outstanding leadership and support in health research, education, or the advancement of health care. In 2002, the AAPL honored him with its Seymour Pollack Award in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the field of forensic psychiatry and leadership in organized psychiatry. In 2010 the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law awarded Dr. Bloom its Golden Apple Award for "signficant contributions to forensic psychiatry".

Education

  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 0 0 1962
  • Residency:

    • Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 1963-66
  • Fellowship:

    • Community Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Laboratory of Community Psychiatry, 1968-69
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1971

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law American College of Psychiatrists American Psychiatric Association, Life Fellow Benjamin Rush Society International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Oregon Medical Association Oregon Psychiatric Association

Publications

  • "The Oregon court of appeals and the state civil commitment statute." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law  In: , Vol. 45, No. 1, 01.03.2017, p. 52-61.
  • "Conditional Release Placements of Insanity Acquittees in Oregon : 2012–2014." Behavioral Sciences and the Law In: , Vol. 34, No. 2-3, 01.03.2016, p. 366-377.
  • "Psychiatric boarding in Washington state and the inadequacy of mental health resources." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 43, No. 2, 01.06.2015, p. 218-222.
  • "Oregon's Gun Relief Program for Adjudicated Mentally Ill Persons : The Psychiatric Security Review Board." Behavioral Sciences and the Law In: , Vol. 33, No. 2-3, 01.06.2015, p. 323-333.
  • "Statewide Survey of Living Arrangements for Conditionally Released Insanity Acquittees." Behavioral Sciences and the Law In: , Vol. 32, No. 5, 01.09.2014, p. 659-665.
  • "The oregon psychiatric security review board : 1978-2012." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law  In: , Vol. 41, No. 4, 01.12.2013, p. 560-567.
  • "Limitations of constitutional protections in Jackson v. Indiana pertaining to charges with no statute of limitations." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 41, No. 1, 01.03.2013, p. 114-120.
  • "A model treatment refusal procedure for defendants found incompetent to stand trial in the Ninth Circuit." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 40, No. 3, 01.09.2012, p. 417-421.
  • "CRIPA, Olmstead, and the transformation of the Oregon psychiatric security review board." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 40, No. 3, 01.09.2012, p. 383-389.
  • "Forensic psychiatry, statutory law, and administrati e rules." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 39, No. 3, 09.2011, p. 418-421.
  • ""The incarceration revolution" : The abandonment of the seriously mentally ill to our jails and prisons." Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics In: , Vol. 38, No. 4, 12.2010, p. 727-734.
  • "Forensic psychiatry and the forensic sciences : In memory of Peter J. Batten, MD." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 37, No. 4, 2009, p. 552-555.
  • "Commentary : 1982 Was AAPL's year of living dangerously." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 36, No. 2, 2008, p. 175-180.
  • "Civil commitment in Puerto Rico : Private versus state action." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 36, No. 4, 2008, p. 589-592.
  • "Telepsychiatry with rural American Indians : Issues in civil commitments." Behavioral Sciences and the Law In: , Vol. 26, No. 3, 2008, p. 287-300.
  • "The majority of inpatient psychiatric beds should not be appropriated by the forensic system." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law  In: , Vol. 36, No. 4, 2008, p. 438-442.
  • "The evolution of the American Law Institute test for insanity in Oregon : Focus on diagnosis." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 35, No. 3, 2007, p. 325-329.
  • "Oregon's juvenile psychiatric security review board." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 35, No. 2, 2007, p. 247-252.
  • "Commentary : Authorship and training in forensic psychiatry." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 35, No. 1, 2007, p. 32-33.
  • "A comparison study of career satisfaction and emotional states between primary care and speciality residents." Medical Education In: , Vol. 40, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 79-86.
  • "Civil commitment is disappearing in Oregon." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 34, No. 4, 2006, p. 534-537.
  • "The use of the insanity defense as a jail diversion mechanism for mentally ill persons charged with misdemeanors." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 33, No. 1, 2005, p. 79-84.
  • "Cultural considerations in the criminal law : The sentencing process." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 33, No. 3, 2005, p. 335-341.
  • "Subspecialization in psychiatry : Third-generation programs." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 33, No. 1, 2005, p. 95-98.
  • "Physician Reporting of Impaired Drivers : A New Trend in State Law?" Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 32, No. 1, 2004, p. 76-79.
  • "Thirty-five years of working with civil commitment statutes." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law In: , Vol. 32, No. 4, 2004, p. 430-439.
  • "A 36-year history of fatal road rage in Marion County, Oregon : 1963-1998." Journal of Forensic Sciences In: , Vol. 45, No. 2, 03.2000, p. 397-399.
  • "The forensic psychiatric system in the United States." International Journal of Law and Psychiatry In: , Vol. 23, No. 5-6, 2000, p. 605-613.
  • "Ensuring the survival of academic psychiatry in the new health care era." Academic Psychiatry In: , Vol. 23, No. 2, 06.1999, p. 82-87.
  • "An administrative model for close monitoring and managing high risk individuals." Behavioral Sciences and the Law In: , Vol. 17, No. 2, 1999, p. 227-235.

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