A background in pedophilia research and prevention led Fred S. Berlin to be called in as a expert in the Paterno reports.
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Attending Physician at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Berlin contributed to the Paterno review of the Freeh report with his own 45-page review, in addition to the 238-page final report. Berlin holds a M.D. and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University, Canada.
Berlin currently serves as founder and director of the National Institute for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Trauma, while he previously held the position of founder and director of The Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorders Clinic from 1980-1992.
He holds a research background in the areas of pedophilia, sex offender treatment and legislation, sexual deviancy, treatment of paraphilic disorders, effects of statutes requiring psychiatrists to report suspected sexual abuse of children and biological factors contributing to the etiology of sex offenders, among others.
He has also been published in the areas of laws connected to reporting of suspected child abuse and pharmacological interventions with sex offenders.
Additionally, Berlin has given lectures titled “Sex Offenders: Criminals or Patient?” as well as “Evidenced-based Treatment of Sex Offenders.”
He has given interviews on high-profile shows such as Good Morning America, Sixty Minutes, Face the Nation, Nightline and among others, as well.