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Systems and Individuals: Deconstructing the Social Determinants of (Mental) Health


Danielle Hairston, MD

Sponsored by the Ewald W. Busse Lectureship Dr. Danielle Hairston was raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She attended Rutgers University for her undergraduate education, and earned a degree in Biological Sciences. She earned her medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Hairston was Chief Resident for the Department of Psychiatry at Howard University Hospital, where she completed her general psychiatry residency. She went on to become faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, in Baltimore, MD, where she also completed Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship. In 2018, Dr. Hairston returned to Howard University College of Medicine as faculty and was recently appointed as the Psychiatry Residency Training Director. She is also a member of the department's newly formed Curriculum Task Force. Dr. Hairston has served as the Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA) Scientific Program Chair since 2016. She is also the American Psychiatric Association (APA)'s Black Caucus' Early Career Representative. Dr. Hairston has also had the opportunity to speak nationally and internationally about the impact of racial trauma and culture on mental health. She is a contributing author to the recently published book, Racism and Psychiatry: Contemporary Issues and Interventions. Her interests include consultation-liaison psychiatry, resident education, minority mental health, cultural psychiatry, and collaborative care. Link to join:


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