Skip Navigation

Barbara D'Orio, MD, MPA

Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 404-616-4760

Fax: 404-616-4766



Dr. D’Orio works with individuals with mental illness and substance misuse who present to the Grady Emergency Department. This includes those experiencing acute psychosis, mania, and suicidal or homicidal thoughts and/or behaviors. She is also the Vice Chief of Quality for the department of psychiatry at Grady.

Her past research efforts include understanding individuals who present in crisis with suicide ideation and substance misuse. She has also contributed to research on intimate partner violence and the impact of law enforcement’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training. This CIT training is designed to reduce the incarceration rate of the severely mentally ill.

Selected Publications