L. Jarrett Barnhill, M.D., DFAPA, FAACAP

Professor and Director of the UNC Developmental Neuropharmacology Clinic


Barnhill, Jarrett 2014


E-mail:  jarrett_barnhill@med.unc.edu

Phone: (919) 966-5162



B.A., Anthropology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.D., Bowman Gray School of Medicine – Wake Forest University
Residency in Psychiatry, North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine
Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry, UNC School of Medicine


Summary Statement:

Dr. Barnhill specializes in the diagnosis and pharmacological treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities, and other neuropsychiatric disorders such as Tourette’s syndrome and other movement disorders as well as psychiatric problems in patients with epilepsy.  He is Director of the Developmental Neuropharmacology Clinic and a consultant in neuropsychiatry at Dorothea Dix Hospital, the Murdoch Center in Butner, NC, the Caswell Center in Kinston, NC, and Residential Services, Inc. in Chapel Hill, NC, as well as for Autism services.


Representative Publications:

  1. Barnhill LJ, Barnhill SK: The role of cultural factors and deinstitutionalization of persons with mental retardation: a view from the rural south. NADD Bulletin 5(5): 87-93, 2002.
  2. Barnhill LJ, Horrigan JP: Tourette’s syndrome and autism: a search for common ground. Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities, 5(1): 7-15, 2002.
  3. Barnhill LJ: Behavioral phenotypes: a glimpse into the neuropsychiatry of genes – part II: analysis of behavioral phenotypes – social anxiety in fragile X syndrome and autism. NADD Bulletin, 4(4): 63-69, 2001.
  4. Barnhill LJ: Tourette’s syndrome. In: Essence of Office Pediatrics, Stockman JA and Lohr FA (eds.), Philadelphia: WB Saunders.