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Seth S. Himelhoch

Seth S. Himelhoch M.D., M.P.H.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Psychiatry
Location: 701 W. Pratt St., 388
Phone: (410) 706-2490
Fax: (410) 706-0022

Personal History:

Seth Himelhoch, MD, MPH, is a psychiatrist and Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry. He received his medical degree at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and completed his residency training in general psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. From 2001-2003 he was a Fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he concurrently received a masters degree in public health. He is also a Fellow with the American Psychiatric Association .

Research Interests:

Dr. Himelhoch's clinical and research experiences have focused on access to care and treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and drug use disorders among individuals with HIV. He is currently the Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the University of Maryland School of Medicines HIV clinic, The Evelyn Jordan Clinic. He is actively involved in the clinical and research supervision of both medical students and psychiatry trainees.


Himelhoch, S., Daumit, G. To whom do psychiatrists offer smoking cessation counseling? American Journal of Psychiatry 2003 December 160: 2228-2230.

Himelhoch, S., Weller, W. Sweeney, C., Wu, A., Anderson, G. Cooper, L. "Chronic Medical Illness, Depression and Use of Acute Medical Services among Medicare Beneficiaries" Med. Care. 2004 June 42 (6): 512-21.

Himelhoch, S., Treisman, G. Moore, R. Gebo, KA. "Does Presence of a Psychiatric Disorder in AIDS Patients Affect the Initiation of Antiretroviral Treatment and Duration of Therapy?" J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2004 Dec 1;37(4):1457-1463.

Himelhoch, S., Lehman, A., Kreyenbuhl, J., Daumit, G., Borwn, C., Dixon, L. Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among Individuals with Serious Mental Illness. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2004 37 (4): 1457-1463.

Goldberg, R., Himelhoch, S, Kreyenbuhl, J., Dickerson, F. Hackman, A., Dixon, L. Predictors of HIV and Hepatitis Testing and Related Service Utilization Among Individuals with Serious Mental Illness. Psychosomatics. 2005 Dec; 46(6):573-577

Himelhoch, S, and Medoff, D. Efficacy of antidepressant medication among HIV+ individuals with depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2005 Dec;19(12):813-22.

Chander, G., Himelhoch, S. and Moore, R. Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Disorders in HIV Positive Patients: Epidemiology and Impact on Antiretroviral Therapy. Drugs. 2006. 66 (6): 769-789

Himelhoch, S., Powe, N.R., Breakey, W., Gebo, K.A. "Schizophrenia, AIDS And The Decision To Prescribe HARRT: Results Of A National Survey Of HIV Clinicians." Journal of Intervention and Prevention in the Community. 2006, 33 (1/2):109-120.

Himelhoch, S. and Ehrenreich, M. "Psychotherapy by Primary Care Providers: Results of a NationalSample. Psychosomatics. 2007, Jul-Aug;48(4):325-30.

Himelhoch, S, McCarthy, J.F., Gonaczy, D., Medoff, D., Dixon, L., Blow, F. Understanding Associations between Serious Mental Illness and HIV among Veterans: A National Multivariate Analysis. Psychiatric Services; 58. 1166-1172.2007.

Himelhoch, S.,Chander, G, Fleisman, J.A., Hellinger, J., Gaist, P., and Gebo, K.A. "Access to HAART and Utilization of Inpatient Medical Hospital Services among HIV-Infected Patients with Co-Occurring Serious Mental Illness and Injection Drug Use." General Hospital Psychiatry. 2007 Nov-Dec. 29(6):518-25.

Himelhoch, S. Medoff, D. and Oyeniyi G. "Efficacy of Group Psychotherapy to Reduce Depressive Symptoms among HIV infected Individuals: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Oct;21(10):732-9.

Himelhoch, S., Leith, J., Goldberg, R., Kreyenbuhl, J., Medoff, D, Dixon, L. Care and Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Individuals with Schizophrenia and Type 2 Diabetes Who Smoke. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2009 Jan-Feb;31(1):30-32.

Himelhoch, S, McCarthy, J.F., Gonaczy, D., Medoff, D., Kilbourne, A., Goldberg, R., Dixon, L., Blow, F.  Understanding Associations between Serious Mental Illness and Hepatitis C among Veterans:  A National Multivariate Analysis. Psychosomatics. 2009 Jan-Feb;50(1) 30-37.