Dr. Danielle Hairston

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 where she also went onto complete her Psychiatry Residency Program. In 2018, Dr. Hairston returned to Howard University College of Medicine as faculty and was recently appointed as the Psychiatry Residency Training Director.

Dr. Hairston has served as the Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA) Scientific Program Chair since 2016. She was recently elected as the American Psychiatric Association (APA)’s Black Caucus’ President. 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, HIV psychiatry, and collaborative care.

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