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Barry A. Hong, PhD, ABPP

Current Position
Professor of Psychiatry

University Roles
Vice-Chairman for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Professor of Medicine

Education and Training
BA: Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1969
MDiv: Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, 1972
PhD: St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978

Areas of Clinical Interest
Disasters and PTSD, medical psychology, clinical psychology, functional pain, organ donor behaviors, organ transplantation


Areas of Research Interests
My current research has focused on organ donation. Specifically, I have studied live donors, organ procurement professionals, the circumstances of donation and follow-up studies of live donors and an NIH follow-up study on living lung donors together with five other universities. I am especially interested in altruistic organ donors. A HRSA project provides for travel and lodging for relatives or friends who wish to be living donors but can't cover these costs. My work with Dr. Carol North involves studying somatization disorder in patients with interstitial cystitis, a NIH project with W.U. urology. I was a member of the committee of the American Medical Association revising MCAT.


More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
North CS, Pfefferbaum B, Hong BA, Gordon MR, Kim YS, Lind L, Pollio DE (2013 Jan). Workplace response of companies exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center attack: a focus-group study. Disasters. 37(1): 101-18.  Full Article ->

North CS, Hong BA, Adewuyi SA, Pollio DE, Jain MK, Devereaux R, Quartey NA, Ashitey S, Lee WM, Lisker-Melman M (2013 Mar-Apr). Hepatitis C treatment and SVR: the gap between clinical trials and real-world treatment aspirations. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 35(2): 122-8.  Full Article ->

North CS, Devereaux R, Pollio DE, Hong BA, Jain MK (2014 Jan). Patient perspectives on hepatitis C and its treatment. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 26(1): 74-81.  Full Article ->

Gross CR, Messersmith EE, Hong BA, Jowsey SG, Jacobs C, Gillespie BW, Taler SJ, Matas AJ, Leichtman A, Merion RM, Ibrahim HN, RELIVE Study Group (2013 Nov). Health-related quality of life in kidney donors from the last five decades: results from the RELIVE study. Am J Transplant. 13(11): 2924-34.  Full Article ->

Warren PH, Gifford KA, Hong BA, Merion RM, Ojo AO (2014 Mar). Development of the National Living Donor Assistance Center: reducing financial disincentives to living organ donation. Prog Transplant. 24(1): 76-81.  Full Article ->

Robiner WN, Dixon KE, Miner JL, Hong BA (2014 Apr). Psychologists in medical schools and academic medical centers: over 100 years of growth, influence, and partnership. Am Psychol. 69(3): 230-48.  Full Article ->


Funded Research Projects
NIAID(Key Personnel):Medical and Quality of Life Outcomes After Live Kidney or Lung Donation
NIAAA(Key Personnel):Psychoeducation for HCV and Alcohol Behaviors
HRSA (Key Personnel): National Living Donor Assistance Center