Karla Blackwood, M.D.

Clinical Instructor


Dr. Blackwood is a clinical faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Blackwood received her undergraduate, medical school, residency and fellowship degrees from the University of Michigan. Dr. Blackwood is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Her clinical interests include: young adult and college student mental health issues; perinatal and women’s mental health issues across the lifespan; and medical student and house officer mental health issues.

Areas of Interest

  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • House Officer’s Mental Health
  • Medical Student Mental Health
  • Women’s Mental Health/ Perinatal Mental Health
  • College Student and Young Adult Mental Health
  • Global Health Disparities
  • Forensic Psychiatry


  • Adult Psychiatry Board Certification (2001, 2011)
  • Forensic Psychiatry Board Certification (2011)
  • University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and Center for Forensic Psychiatry: Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship 2008-2009
  • University of Michigan Health System: Psychiatry Residency, 1997-2000
  • University of Michigan Health System: Internship, Department of Internal Medicine, 1996-1997
  • University of Michigan Medical School: M.D., 1996
  • University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and Arts: B.S. (Biomedical Sciences and Psychology), 1993