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Matthew Dobbertin, D.O.

Matthew Dobbertin, D.O.


Dr. Matthew Dobbertin is a Child Psychiatrist​ who received his medical degree in Nevada at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and trained in General Psychiatry Residency at UNMC/Creighton, followed by a Child Psychiatry Fellowship through Creighton University.  He is married to a Physician As​sistant experienced in pediatrics and Pain Management who is currently caring for their 5 children and applying those learned skills to her own daily life.  He hopes to make a meaningful contribution in a field incredibly underserved, helping those who don't have a voice.

Research Interests

Dr. Dobbertin’s primary research interests focus on the neurobiology of adolescent suicide and treatments to reduce suicidality. He is also interested in early intervention/preventative medicine in childhood psychiatric disorders, especially PTSD, attachment disorder, conduct disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

Selected Publications

Blair, K.S., Bashford-Largo, J., Shah, N., Lukoff, J., Elowsky, J., Vogel, S., Zhang, R., Dobbertin, M., Pollark, S., Blair, R.J.R.. Increased threat responding in adolescents who have experienced significant past sexual abuse.  In press Frontiers in Psychiatry-Social Cognition.

Blair, K.S., Aloi, J., Crum, K., Meffert, H., Taylor, B.K., Leiker, E.K., Thornton, L., Taylor, P.M., Shah, N., Johnson, K., Abdel-Rahim, H., Lukoff, J., Dobbertin, M., Pope, K., Pollak, S., & Blair, R.J.R. (2019). Association of different types of childhood maltreatment with emotional responding and response control among youths. JAMA Network Open, 2(5): e194604. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.4604

Blair, R.J.R., White, S., Tyler, P.M., Johnson, K., Lukoff, J., Thornton, L.C., Leiker, E., Filbey, F., Dobbertin, M., & Blair, K.S. (2019). Threat responsiveness as a function of cannabis and alcohol use disorder severity. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 29(7), 526-534. doi:

Leiker, E.K., Meffert, H., Thornton, L.C., Taylor, B.K., Aloi, J., Abdel-Rahim, H., Shah, N., Tyler, P.M., White, S.F., Blair, K.S., Filbey, F., Pope, K., Dobbertin, M., & Blair, R.J.R. (2019). Alcohol use disorder and cannabis use disorder symptomology in adolescents are differentially related to dysfunction in brain regions supporting face processing. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 292, 62-71. doi:

Dobbertin, M.D., Wigington, G., Sharma, A., & B​​estha, D. (2012). Intubation in a case of psychogenic, non-epileptic status epilepticus. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 24(1), E8. doi:​