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John Thompson

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John W. Thompson, Jr., MD

Specialty Areas:

Adult, Addiction and Forensic Psychiatry

VPI Core Areas

VPI Core Areas: #Gun Violence

Angles of Approach

#Mental Health Psychological


Dr. Thompson is the the founding director of the Forensic Psychiatry fellowship and primary developer of Forensic Services for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane as well as the State of Louisiana. He is also the Chief of Staff for the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System and has recruited and trained forensic psychiatrists in Louisiana since 1993. Dr. Thompson has experience in State and Federal criminal systems of care and his primary violence prevention focus is the treatment of serious mental illness (SMI) in individuals adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. With State support, he developed novel treatment programs for violent offenders with SMI that decreases future violence in these populations.



Selected Publications

Dr. Thompson’s School of Medicine profile page