Jennifer Hagman, MD DFAPA FAED

Dear APA Colleagues,

I am writing to encourage you to support Barton Blinder MD PhD DLFAPA for President of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Blinder has been a mentor and friend since I first met him as a medical student when he was the mentor for a research fellowship at University of California, Irvine in the 1980s. He fostered my early involvement in APA and state organizations which have continued to be an important part of my career. Dr. Blinder brings deep and broad experience to his candidacy and would support our field well. He is trained in general psychiatry, child psychiatry and also has a PhD in adult and child psychoanalysis.

Dr. Blinder understands the challenges and benefits of private practice and academics. He is a valued faculty member at University of California, Irvine and has kept a busy private practice in general and child psychiatry and psychoanalysis throughout his career. In addition to leadership positions in California psychiatric organizations, he has held many positions in APA, and has been an active member of the assembly for 20 years. You can find more information about his career and his candidacy at

I will be supporting Dr. Blinder in the election and encourage you to do so as well. I believe he will be an outstanding APA President at this critical time in our field. He will bring an experienced and compassionate voice to the challenges faced by both providers and patients.


Jennifer Hagman MD DFAPA FAED

Jennifer Hagman MD DFAPA FAED
Past President Colorado Psychiatric Society and Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society
Chair, CPS Legislative Committee
APA Area 6 Representative to the Joint Commission on Government Affairs, 1991-1993
Director, Eating Disorder Program, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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