Donald W. Black, MD

Office: 2-126-B Medical Education Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-353-4431

Email: [email protected]


BA, Human Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
MD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
MS, Preventive Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Fellowship, Psychiatric Epidemiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Residency, Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Licensure and Certifications

Psychiatry Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Research Summary

Dr. Black is a clinical and translational researcher with more than 300 publications. His work has focused on the course and treatment of severe personality disorders. This has included researching the effectiveness of the STEPPS program for borderline personality disorder. He also conducts family and follow up studies of behavioral addictions including gambling disorder.


  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Impulse control disorders
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Compulsive buying and spending
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Psychotic disorders