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Barbara J. Justice, MD, ABPN, ABFP, Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Forensic Psychiatry

A respected physician and dedicated educator, Barbara J. Justice makes distinct contributions to the field

    ANAHEIM, CA, June 08, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Barbara J. Justice, MD, ABPN, ABFP, is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Justice is a sought-after forensic psychiatrist and an expert in psycho-dynamic psychiatry. Since 2000, she has been an active partner for physicians in developing psychopharmacology protocols for adults, children and adolescents, and she is called upon to assist in managing both workers' compensation and civil cases that require expert evaluation. Dr. Justice also collaborates on treatment plans for criminal defendants who are found incompetent to stand trial, and she contributes esteemed insights to the assessment of ongoing treatments and court reports.

Dr. Justice manages an impressive number of concurrent affiliations, confirming a robust professional presence across various dimensions of her discipline. For example, she has been a consulting forensic psychiatrist with Forensic MED Group since 2017, and she enjoys a productive association with the Center for Behavior Medicine in Whittier, California. Additionally, Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut, named her an attending forensic psychiatrist in 2006 and in 2020, Dr. Justice ascended to the position of chief executive officer, medical director and forensic psychiatrist with Glaser Forensic Group.

A deep desire to deploy her unique skill set to heal and help others, as well as extensive industry experience, have facilitated Dr. Justice's efforts to secure a stellar reputation in her specialized field. Past appointments include the role of general surgeon with Surgical Oncology and Endoscopy from 1977 to 1996, and from 1982 to 2000, she was established in private practice in New York, working in the fields of surgery and general medicine. From 2003 to 2009, Dr. Justice admirably served in the capacity of attending psychiatrist at Riker's Island Correctional Facility.

Diverse peripheral appointments have continually shaped Dr. Justice's profile over a dynamic career. For example, from 1984 to 1990, she was the attending emergency medicine physician at Methodist Hospital of New York and served simultaneously as the attending physician at Addiction, Research and Treatment Corp. in Brooklyn from 1985 to 1989. In 1986, Dr. Justice was named the attending for surgery at North General Hospital in New York, where she dutifully saw patients and supported colleagues through 1990.

Dr. Justice has completed rigorous training and realized exceptional academic accomplishments. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from City University of New York in 1971 before pursuing a postbaccalaureate in pre-med at Columbia University. She subsequently enrolled at Howard University and secured an MD in 1977 before embarking on her first internship in the Department of Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harlem Hospital Center, which she finished in 1978. The same institution would subsequently welcome Dr. Justice as the chief resident between 1978 and 1981.

In 2000, Dr. Justice accepted an intern opportunity in adult psychiatry, again in affiliation with Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; subsequently, she was named a resident for post-graduate years two through four in psychiatry from 2002 to 2005. Prior to serving in that key position, she was recognized as a fellow of Howard University Cancer Center where she was active in surgical oncology from 1978 to 1984, and in 1993, Dr. Justice received a fellowship in surgical endoscopy from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Department of Surgery.

Additional appointments that include being recognized as a fellow of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles helped Dr. Justice extend her reach as a forensic psychiatry expert. Additionally, Dr. Justice received a fellowship from New York University Psychodynamic Institute, where she accumulated additional vital experience in psychodynamics and psychotherapy between 2003 and 2005.

Dr. Justice is a renowned researcher and dedicated educator: From 1982 to 1984, for example, she taught at the rank of associate clinical professor of surgery at Howard University Hospital Center. In 2007, she accepted the appointment of director of forensic psychiatry training at Metropolitan State Hospital, where she excelled through 2009; ultimately, she continually advises students and other medical professionals to augment the foundational psychiatric education that most residency programs provide to garner more comprehensive training. Notably, Dr. Justice was invited to present at the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law in 2008, where she revealed venerated insights on pedagogical methods via a scholarly paper titled "Innovative Forensic Teaching Techniques."

Dr. Justice has accepted additional invitations to share her expertise in diverse settings and through media channels. For example, she delivered a paper titled "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" at the California Applicants Attorney's Association Annual Conference, and she has both contributed to content creation and presented programming for regional talk radio outlets. Moreover, she has proven to be an engaging speaker through lecturer appointments with the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles Department, where in 2009 she presented research on electroconvulsive therapy. Additionally, in 2008, she was a guest lecturer at the Department of Forensic Psychiatry Metropolitan State Hospital where she surveyed the history surrounding the involuntary administration of psychotropic medication. Finally, Dr. Justice has communicated research outcomes on a rich variety of topics including landmark cases in forensic psychiatry as well as the connection between pseudocyesis and violence.

Dr. Justice is equally committed to civic service and regularly contributes to important causes like the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She also serves as a U.S. representative for Kenya Medical Research Institute at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, and Dr. Justice has had significant involvement with the Inter-Religious Foundation for Community Organizations as well as the American Association of Community Psychiatrists.

A broad professional network is critical to Dr. Justice's work; to this end, she maintains memberships in numerous societies including the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and the American Psychiatric Association. She has also served as a board member for the American Board of Medical Specialists in Forensic Psychiatry and was a past commissioner of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS.

To advance both professional and personal success, Dr. Justice relies on faith and a desire to continually improve herself, and she thrives on the reward involved in helping others. She also harbors a healthy outlook about embracing one's strengths and identifying one's limits to determine opportune times to seek out collaborative colleagues. Dr. Justice is gratified to have been include in Marquis Who's Who in America in 2018, and her outstanding contributions were also highlighted in a 2018 Wall Street Journal article as well as a 2019 feature piece in that paper's East Coast.

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