Douglas Mossman, MD (2003-04)

Dr. Mossman is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Program Director for the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has made hundreds of presentations to mental health professionals and attorneys at local, regional, national, and international meetings, and he has authored more than 175 publications on legal and ethical issues, medical decision-making, violence prediction, statistics, and psychiatric treatment. His article “Critique of Pure Risk Assessment or, Kant Meets Tarasoff” received the American Psychiatric Association’s 2008 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award for outstanding contributions to the literature on forensic psychiatry. Hundreds of scientific and legal publications have cited Dr. Mossman’s 1994 article, “Assessing Predictions of Violence: Being Accurate about Accuracy,” which was the first publication to apply receiver operating characteristic analysis to psycholegal problems.
Dr. Mossman’s current faculty duties include training psychiatry residents and teaching physicians and attorneys about mental disabilities and the law. In his clinical practice, he treats outpatients and evaluates individuals involved in legal proceedings. His recent scholarly projects investigate judgment models, malingering measures, competence to stand trial, and novel mathematical approaches to describing test accuracy and diagnostic agreement. He serves as the Treasurer of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and is listed in “Best Doctors in America.” He recently became a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a level of recognition that leaves him just a step away from becoming an alter kokker.