- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA in Anthropology, 1967-1971
- Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest University School of Medicine), M.D. Degree, 1971-1975
L. Jarrett Barnhill, MD is a professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Barnhill received his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine - Wake Forest University. Dr. Barnhill completed residencies in general psychiatry, child psychiatry, and neuropsychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and Fellow in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr Barnhill serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Dual Diagnosis and is currently serving as vice president of that organization. He is the 2008 recipient of the Frank J Melanoscino Award from NADD. He played a major role in the development of the Diagnostic Manual for Intellectual Disability (DMID), serving on the International Advisory Board and section coordinator for the section on Childhood and Adolescence. He currently serves on the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Just recently he received the 2012 American Psychiatric Foundation's Frank J Melanoscino award.
Dr. Barnhill's clinical interests include autism, mental disorders in individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disorders, and the neuropsychiatry of traumatic brain injury, metabolic, mood and seizure disorders, Tourette's and Obsessive-Compulsive disorders.