Andrew Barnes

Associate Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)
Faculty, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
Affiliate Faculty, Institute of Child Development
Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health
Clinical Director, MN Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)


Andrew (Andy) Barnes, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he directs the fellowship program in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.
Dr. Barnes's clinical work with children and families focuses on helping children gain mastery of their own mind-body interactions. Some of the ways that he helps children become more competent in this regard includes teaching them how to use biofeedback, mindfulness, and self-hypnosis to help themselves better regulate their own thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Dr. Barnes's research focuses on promoting resilience in children under stress, and on the interplay between behavior and biology. His current work focuses on the health and self-regulation of children growing up in homeless families.
Dr. Barnes also enjoys teaching pediatric trainees about self-regulation and the fundamentals of early child development and behavior, and helps direct professional trainings in pediatric clinical hypnosis. He frequently presents and teaches on these topics at local and national symposia and conferences.

Research Interests
Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical Summary

Clinical hypnosis; Biofeedback; Mind-body medicine; Behavioral pediatrics


MPH in Maternal and Child Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN
MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics, Residency
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Fellowship in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Fellowship
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

M Physicians Clinical Excellence Honor, M Physicians (2022)
Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctor", Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minneapolis-St. Paul "Top Doctors", Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine
Minneapolis-St. Paul "Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition", Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine
Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis Presidential Award for Service
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Sajady, M., Borman-Shoap, E., Murray, K. E., Homans, J., Barnes, A. J., 2019. How to strengthen PCPs’ mental health training. Contemporary Pediatrics, 36 (11):
Davis, L., Barnes, A. J., Gross, A. C., Ryder, J. R., Shlafer, R. J., 2019. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Weight Status among Adolescents.. The Journal of Pediatrics, 204 71-76.e1.
Karatekin, C., Almy, B., Mason, S. M., Borowsky, I., Barnes, A., 2018. Mental and Physical Health Profiles Among Maltreated Youth. Child Abuse and Neglect, 84 23-33.
Kaiser, P., Kohen, D. P., Brown, M. L., Kajander, R. L., Barnes, A. J., 2018. Integrating Pediatric Hypnosis with Complementary Modalities: Clinical Perspectives on Personalized Treatment.. Children (Basel, Switzerland), 5 (8):
doi: PubMed ID: 30087271.
Karatekin, C., Almy, B., Mason, S. M., Borowsky, I., Barnes, A., 2018. Documentation of Child Maltreatment in Electronic Health Records. Clinical Pediatrics, 57 (9): 1041-1052.
Sajady, M. A., Mehus, C. J., Moody, E. C., Jaramillo, E. G., Mupere, E., Barnes, A. J., Cusick, S. E., 2018. Piloting a Developmental Screening Tool Adapted for East African Children.. Children (Basel, Switzerland), 5 (8):
doi: PubMed ID: 30049962.
Masten, A. S., Barnes, A. J., 2018. Resilience in Children: Developmental Perspectives.. Children (Basel, Switzerland), 5 (7):
doi: PubMed ID: 30018217.
Kessler KMA, Chatterjee, D., Shlafer, R., Barnes, A. J., 2018. Adolescent Connectedness with Parents Promotes Resilience among Homeless Youth.. Children (Basel, Switzerland), 5 (7):
doi: PubMed ID: 30012958.
Karatekin, C., Almy, B., Mason, S. M., Borowsky, I., Barnes, A., 2018. Health-Care Utilization Patterns of Maltreated Youth. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 43 (6): 654-665.
Barnes, A. J., Gilbertson, J., Chatterjee, D., 2018. Emotional Health Among Youth Experiencing Family Homelessness.. Pediatrics, 141 (4):
doi: PubMed ID: 29555691.
Barnes, A., Ziegler, R., McConnico, N., Stein, M. T., 2018. When a Child Unexpectedly Draws a Violent Scene. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 39 (3): 259-262.
Barnes, A. J., Lafavor, T. L., Cutuli, J. J., Zhang, L., Oberg, C. N., Masten, A. S., 2017. Health and Self-Regulation among School-Age Children Experiencing Family Homelessness.. Children (Basel, Switzerland), 4 (8):
doi: PubMed ID: 28777779.
Barnes, A., Tollefson, A., Hickey, P., Bares, J., Zhang, L., 2017. Pain Control and Parent Mental Health Among Pediatric Inpatients. Hospital Pediatrics, 7 (3): 149-155.
Labella, M. H., Kalstabbakken, A., Johnson, J., Leppa, J., Robinson, N., Masten, A. S., Barnes, A. J., 2017. Promoting Resilience by Improving Children's Sleep: Feasibility Among Families Living in Supportive Housing.. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action, 11 (3): 285-293.
doi: PubMed ID: 29056620.
Barnes, A. J., Gold, M. A., 2012. Promoting healthy behaviors in pediatrics: motivational interviewing.. Pediatrics in review, 33 (9): e57-68.
doi: PubMed ID: 22942370.
Barnes, A. J., 2011. Attachment-based family therapy reduces suicidal ideation in adolescents.. Evidence-based mental health, 14 (1): 8.
doi: PubMed ID: 21266605.
Barnes, A. J., 2011. Suicide Prevention in Adolescents. Evidence Based Mental Health, 14 (8): 7.
Barnes, A. J., Eisenberg, M. E., Resnick, M. D., 2010. Suicide and self-injury among children and youth with chronic health conditions.. Pediatrics, 125 (5): 889-95.
doi: PubMed ID: 20385631.
Barnes, A. J., Kohen, D. P., 2006. Clinical hypnosis as an effective adjunct in the care of pediatric inpatients. The Journal of Pediatrics, 149 (4): 563-565.



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