Donald W. Black, MD


Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Office: 2-126-B Medical Education Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
Office Phone: 319-353-4431



University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
BA, Human Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
MD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
MS, Preventive Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Fellowship, Psychiatric Epidemiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Residency, Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Licensure and Certifications

Psychiatry Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine

Research Summary

Mortality and suicide in psychiatric patients, Psychiatric genetics, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Impulse control disorders, Severe/Antisocial/Borderline personality disorders, Pathological gambling, Correctional psychiatry

Selected Publications

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Shanks C, Pfohl B, Blum N, Black D.  Can negative attitudes toward patients with borderline personality disorder be changed? The effect of attending a STEPPS workshop.  Journal of Personality Disorders.  2011 December. 25(6):806-12.

Pfohl B, Blum N, St John D, McCormick B, Allen J, Black D.  Reliability and validity of the Borderline Evaluation of Severity Over Time (BEST): a self-rated scale to measure severity and change in persons with borderline personality disorder.  J Pers Disord.  2009 June. 23(3):281-93.

Gunter T, Allen J, Blum N, Arndt S, Wenman G, Sieleni B, Black D.  Borderline personality disorder in male and female offenders newly committed to prison.  Compr Psychiatry.  2007 September. 48(5):400-5.

Monahan P, Temkit M, Shaw M, Black D.  A family study of pathological gambling.  Psychiatry Res.  2006 March 30. 141(3):295-303.

Kronfol Z, Hamdan-Allen G, Black D.  Fever and leukocytosis: Physical manifestations of bipolar affective disorder?.  Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry.  1988. 12(6):887-91.

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