Ezra H Griffith, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry; Deputy Chair for Diversity and Organizational Ethics, Department of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Ethics; Forensic Psychiatry; Psychiatry

Research Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Law and Psychiatry, Division of

Research Summary

I am presently working on the use of narrative in the forensic psychiatry context, particularly as it applies to the “performance” of the forensic specialist—both in written and in oral forms. The second project focuses on clarifying how the forensic psychiatrist can perform the necessary roles while maintaining eyes on parameters that are rooted in solid narrative ethics. The robust ethics base is especially important when the forensic performance is at risk for undue influence from socio-cultural factors.

Specialized Terms: Forensic psychiatry; Cultural psychiatry

Selected Publications

  • Griffith EE. Stone's views of 25 years ago have now shifted incrementally. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2008;36(2):201-5.
  • Griffith EE, Baranoski MV. Commentary: the place of performative writing in forensic psychiatry. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2007;35(1):27-31.

Edit this profile

Contact Info

Ezra H Griffith, MD
Mailing Address
Department of PsychiatryYale School of Medicine
300 George St

New Haven, CT 06511-