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Most recently, he was on staff at Methodist Medical Center and Community Resources Counseling Center and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, both in Peoria (2002-05). Previously, he was a staff psychiatrist at Mental Health Center of Champaign County (1996-99), medical director for the complex trauma partial hospital program at Covenant Medical Center (1995-96), and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois Urbana (1995-2000).
Black completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Utah (1995). He earned his medical and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois in Urbana (1991) and his bachelor’s from Reed College in Portland (1980).
He is board certified in psychiatry and neurology. He is a member of American Society for Addiction Medicine, International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, American Psychiatric Association, Society for Biological Psychiatry, Society for Research in Child Development, Society for Neuroscience and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.
He has published more than 100 abstracts, journal articles and book chapters on his research interests, which include the crystal meth crisis, how early experiences affect brain anatomy and optimizing psychiatric services for multi-problem families. He also has received funding for twelve research projects.
A native of Oregon, Black is married to Wendy Haight, Ph.D., professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois in Urbana, and has two children.