Dr. Justine Larson is the medical director of schools and residential treatment centers for Sheppard Pratt. Sheppard Pratt is the largest provider of nonpublic special education programming in Maryland, with 12 special education schools and residential treatment centers throughout the state. Prior to joining Sheppard Pratt, Dr. Larson served as the Senior Medical Advisor to Center for Mental Health Services at the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She has previous experience in outpatient settings at Community Clinics, Inc. and at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Larson has also served as the medical director of the Arlington County Community Services Board. Dr. Larson completed her residency in psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Training Program and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She earned her MD at Harvard Medical School, her MPH in Family and Community Health at Harvard School of Public Arts, and her Master of Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Dr. Larson serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is double board certified in general adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Training Program
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- General Adult Psychiatry
- Member, American Psychiatric Association
- Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Co-Chair, Committee on Community Systems of Care, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Associate co-editor, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry web editorial board
- Fellow for Life, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
Mackie, T.I., Schaefer, A., Karpman, H.E, Lee, S.M., Bellonci, C., Larson, J. Systematic Review: System-wide Interventions to Monitor Pediatric Antipsychotic Prescribing and Promote Best Practice. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2021; 60(1): 76-104.e7.
Larson, J., Graham, D., Singer, L., Beckwith, A.M., Terplan, M., Davis, J., Martinez, J., Bada, H. Cognitive and Behavioral Impact on Children Exposed to Opioids During Pregnancy. Pediatrics, 2019; 144(2).
Sherman, L. J., Ali, M. M., Mutter, R., & Larson, J. Early childhood mental disorders among infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Psychiatric Services, 2019; 70(2): 151.
Larson, J., Lynch, S., Tarver, L., Mitchell, L., Frosch, E., Solomon, B. Do parents expect pediatricians to pay attention to behavioral health? Clinical Pediatrics, 2015(54:9): 888-893.
Mcginty, K., Klaehn, R., Metz, P., Hodas, G., Larson, J., Chenven, M. Wraparound, systems of care, and child psychiatrists. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2013(52:11): 1124 – 1127.
Larson, J., Lynch, S., Mitchell, L. Are pediatricians doing more “therapy” than they realize? Changing families through single encounters. Clinical Pediatrics, 2013(52): 978 - 981.
Larson, J., dosReis, S., Stewart, M., Kushner, R., Frosch, E., Solomon, B. Barriers to mental health care among urban, African-American families referred from a pediatric, primary care clinic. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 2013;40:159-167.
McGinty, K., Larson, J., Hodas, G., Metz, P., Muzick, D. Teaching Patient-Centered Care and Systems-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.” Academic Psychiatry, 2012(36): 468-72.
Howell, C.; Larson, J. Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in an Adolescent with Autistic Disorder: A Diagnostic and Treatment Dilemma. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 2011; 21(3): 283-286.
Larson, J., Stewart, M., Pellegrino, L., Frosch, E. Medical Students as Mentors for Children in a School-Based Mental Health Program: Lessons learned. Letter to the Editor in Academic Psychiatry, 2011; 35(4): 270 -271.
Larson, J., dos Reis, S., Matthys, M., Riddle, M. Pharmacologic approaches to medication-resistant anxiety in children and adolescents. In D. McKay & E. Storch (Eds.) Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders. Springer Publishers, New York; 2011: 355-370.
Larson, J., Yoon, Y., Stewart, M., dosReis, S. Influence of caregivers’ experiences on service use among children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Psychiatric Services, 2011; 62(7): 734-739.