Andrew Barnes, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics


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Andrew Barnes
Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain
2025 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States

Mailing Address

Andrew Barnes
Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Pediatrics
2025 E. River Parkway 1-339
7962A (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States

Additional Addresses

University Specialty Clinic, Fairview Ridges Medical Bldg
303 East Nicollet Blvd, Suite 372
Burnsville, MN 55337
United States


Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Program Director and Faculty Member, Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Faculty Member, 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); Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Physician


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

MPH, Maternal-Child Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN

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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. 


  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Biofeedback
  • Mindfulness

Awards & Recognition

  • US Department of Education, Institute for Educational Sciences: Development and Pilot Testing of the "Sleep to Enhance Educational Performance in Schools” (SLEEPS) Curriculum (2018-2021)
  • Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis Presidential Award for Service (2017)
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2016-2018, 2020, 2021)
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition" (2015)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Top Doctor" (2015-2019, 2021)
  • Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis "Daniel P. Kohen Outstanding Clinician Award" (2015)
  • KL2 Clinical Scholar Career Development Award, University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute: Self-regulation and Health in High-Risk Young Children (2013-2016)
  • Max Seham Award for Humanism in Medicine (2003)



  • Barnes AJ, Kohen DP. Clinical hypnosis as an effective adjunct in the care of pediatric inpatients. The Journal of Pediatrics 2006; 149:563-565. PMID 17011334; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2006.05.048.
  • Barnes AJ, Eisenberg ME, Resnick MD. Suicide and Self-Injury Among Children and Youth with Chronic Health Conditions. Pediatrics 2010; 125(5): 889-895. PMID 20385631; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2009-1814.
  • Barnes AJ. Suicide Prevention in Adolescents. Evidence Based Mental Health 2011; 14(8):7.
  • Barnes AJ. Attachment-based family therapy reduces suicidal ideation in adolescents. Evidence Based Mental Health 2011; 14(8):78.
  • Barnes AJ, Gold MA: Promoting healthy behaviors in pediatrics; Motivational interviewing. Pediatrics in Review 2013; 33(9):e57-e68, 2012. doi: 10.1542/pir.33-9-e57; PMID 22942370.
  • Barnes AJ, Tollefson A, Hickey P, Bares J, Zhang L. Pain control and parent mental health among pediatric inpatients. Hospital Pediatrics 2017; 7(3):149-155. PMID 28174215; DOI: 10.1542/hpeds.2016-0142.
  • Labella MH, Kalstabakken A, Johnson J, Leppa J, Robinson N, Masten AS, Barnes AJ. Promoting resilience by improving children’s sleep: Feasibility among families living in supportive housing. Progress in Community Health Partnerships 2017; 11(3): 285-293. PMID: 29056620; DOI: 10.1353/cpr.2017.0033.
  • Barnes AJ, Lafavor T, Cutuli JJ, Zhang L, Oberg C, Masten AS. Health and self-regulation among school-age children experiencing family homelessness. Children 2017; 4(8): 70-81. PMID 28777779; PMCID PMC5575592; DOI:10.3390/children4080070.
  • Karatekin C, Almy B, Mason S, Borowsky I, Barnes AJ. Documentation of Child Maltreatment in Electronic Health Records. Clinical Pediatrics 2017 Nov 1; 1-12. PMID: 29168394; DOI: 10.1177/0009922817743571.
  • Karatekin C, Almy B, Mason S, Borowsky I, Barnes AJ. Health Care Utilization Patterns of Maltreated Youth. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 Feb 2. PMID: 29409026; DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsy004.
  • Barnes AJ, Gilberston J, Chaterjee D. Emotional health among adolescents experiencing family homelessness. Pediatrics 2018; 141(4):e20171767. PMID: 29555691; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-1767.
  • Barnes AJ, Ziegler R, McConnico N, Stein MT. When a child unexpectedly draws a violent scene. J Devel Behav Pediatr 2018; 39(3):259-262. PMID: 29498956; DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000557
  • Masten AS, Barnes AJ. Resilience in children: Developmental perspectives. Children 2018 Jul 17; 5(7):pii:E98. PMID: 30018217; DOI: 10.3390/children5070098.
  • Kessler KM, Chaterjee D, Shlafer Nealy R, Barnes AJ. Adolescent connectedness with parents and school promotes resilience among homeless youth. Children 2018 Jul 16;5(7):pii:E96. PMID: 30012958; DOI: 10.3390/children5070096.
  • Karatekin C, Almy B, Mason S, Borowsky I, Barnes AJ. Mental and Physical Health Profiles among Maltreated Youth. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2018 Oct;84:23-33. PMID: 30036690; DOI 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.07.019.
  • Kaiser P, Kohen DP, Brown M, Kajander R, Barnes AJ. Integrating Pediatric Hypnosis with Complementary Modalities: Clinical Perspectives on Personalized Treatment. Children 2018 Aug 7;5(8). pii: E108. PMID: 30087271; DOI: 10.3390/children5080108.
  • Sajady M, Mehus C, Moody E, Jaramillo E, Mupere E, Barnes AJ, Cusick S. Piloting a Developmental Screening Tool Adapted for East African Children. Children 2018 Jul 26;5(8). pii: E101. PMID: 30049962; DOI: 10.3390/children5080101.
  • Davis L, Barnes AJ, Gross AC, Ryder JR, Shlafer RJ. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Weight Status among Adolescents. J Pediatrics. 2018. 



PED 7204/7206



Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic;Pediatric Specialty Care-Burnsville;University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

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

Clinical Experience Statement

I help children and adolescents (and their caregivers) to help themselves by teaching them how they can master the interactions between mind and body.

Hospital Privileges

Fairview Ridges Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center; University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital