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Psychiatrist inspired future generations of leaders


 

Dr. Gordon-Achebe is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist practicing in the Baltimore metropolitan area. She is the immediate past president of the American Psychiatric Association’s Caucus of Black Psychiatrists and vice chair for the Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families.

Dr. Hairston is the psychiatry residency training director at Howard University in Washington. She is the newly elected president of the American Psychiatric Association’s Caucus of Black Psychiatrists and the scientific program committee chair for the Black Psychiatrists of America.

Dr. Annelle Primm

Dr. Starks is a geriatric psychiatrist and Health and Aging Policy Fellow currently working on Capitol Hill in Washington. He is the representative to the assembly for the APA Caucus of Black Psychiatrists. He has nurtured a keen interest in understanding the cultural and social effects of geriatric mental health conditions on the lives of patients and families.

Dr. Primm, a community psychiatrist based in Baltimore, is senior medical director of the Steve Fund, which is focused on the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color, including college students. She formerly served as deputy medical director of the APA and director of APA’s division of diversity and health equity, previously known as the Office of Minority and National Affairs.

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