Amy Barnhorst MD
Amy Barnhorst, MD, is Vice Chair for Community Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, where she runs a large psychiatric hospital and crisis unit, and writes and presents nationally on mental illness and gun violence. In her clinical work, she treats patients with serious mental illness who are in an emergency room, in jail, or on a psychiatric unit. As a faculty member at the UC Davis School of Medicine, she supervises medical students and residents, and teaches about psychiatry, firearm violence and suicide, and public mental health. She has published multiple papers on firearms, mental illness, and the law, and has presented to policy makers around the country as an expert on these issues.