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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Karla Blackwood, M.D.

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Primary Programs/Services:
Hospital and Community Services


  • Adult Psychiatry Board Certification (2001, 2011)
  • Forensic Psychiatry Board Certification (2011)
  • University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and Center for Forensic Psychiatry: Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship 2008-2009
  • University of Michigan Health System: Psychiatry Residency, 1997-2000
  • University of Michigan Health System: Internship, Department of Internal Medicine, 1996-1997
  • University of Michigan Medical School: M.D., 1996
  • University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and Arts: B.S. (Biomedical Sciences and Psychology), 1993

Clinical Interest:

  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Medical student and resident education
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • General adult psychiatry
  • College student/young adult mental health issues
  • Women's mental health across the lifespan

Research Interest:

  • Medical student and resident education
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Global health disparities
  • Emergency psychiatry

Academic Appointment:

  • Clinical Instructor, University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Blackwood, K., Guyer, M. Involuntary Medication to Render a Defendant Competent to Stand Trial. The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 37:1,122-124, 2009