Michelle Durham

Consulting Psychiatrist

Michelle P. Durham, MD, MPH, FAPA, DFAACAP is the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)/Boston Medical Center (BMC). She is a board certified physician specializing in pediatric and adult psychiatry with additional board certification in addiction medicine. Dr. Durham practices clinically at BMC and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at BUSM.  Her public health and clinical roles have always been in marginalized communities. She is dedicated to health equity and advocacy for equitable mental health treatment globally and locally. Her research focuses on workforce development that reflects groups historically excluded from medicine, training and education for both the pediatric workforce and mental health professionals.  She is the Director of Clinical Training for the BMC Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health in Urban Pediatrics (TEAM UP) grant funded Initiative to bring mental health care into the pediatric primary care setting in federally qualified community health centers. Through the TEAM UP initiative she developed an e-course for the pediatric care team to build foundational skills in working with children and adolescents with behavioral health concerns. She is the Principal Investigator for three federally funded grants: HRSA Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds, HRSA Achieving Culturally Competent and Equitable Substance use Services (ACCESS) Training Program and SAMHSA STAR (Services for Trauma and Resources) for families. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA, completed her residency training at BMC and completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut. She received her Masters in Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the Emory Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, GA. She is involved at the state and national level in the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to improve the standard of care for adults, children and adolescents.

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