Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Welcome from the Department Chair

Dr. Vinson Standing at desk


What we do here in the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences – and how – has never been more important.





The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences was established in 1984 and has a longstanding commitment to addressing behavioral health inequities through contributing to the mental healthcare . . .

Faculty and Staff

Our team is unified by our department and institutional mission. Each member of our faculty and staff is committed to doing their part in creating a mentally healthier society and a more representative mental health workforce. Our primary faculty have specialized training in Child & Adolescent, Addiction, Consult, Global and Forensic Mental Health that is complemented by the broad range of expertise in our Adjunct faculty.

Department Highlights

Our accomplished Faculty, Psychiatry Residents, and CAP Fellows are active members of their communities and in their respective professional organizations. Check out some of their latest contributions and achievements on our Department Highlights and Events pages.

Graduate Medical Education

Psychiatry Residency 2022 Spring Retreat
Psychiatry Residency 2022 Spring Retreat
We offer dynamic, culturally and structurally informed General Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training. Our programs are rooted in the overarching institutional mission of Leading in the Creation and Advancement of Health Equity.

Medical Student Education

MSM 2023 UME Team


Our faculty are committed to designing and delivering great learning experiences for our students. Our department plays an integral role during the basic science and clinical years for medical students and offers a number of exciting electives for 4th year medical students.

Scholarship and Professional Service

Supported by our dedicated staff, our faculty, residents and fellows are engaged in a wide variety of scholarly pursuits. Additionally, our faculty hold numerous professional leadership positions at both regional and national levels. Spring of 2023, we're excited to host the DeWitt Symposium, which will be a research, advocacy and professional development event for URM Pscychiatry trainees from throughout the Southeast United States.

Office of Inclusive Learning and Accessibility Services (OILAS)

Morehouse School of Medicine’s Office of Inclusive Learning and Accessibility Services (OILAS) serves as the primary resource for students with documented disabilities, disability concerns, and making request for reasonable academic adjustments and accommodations.  OILAS works in collaboration with faculty, staff and departments throughout MSM to develop successful strategies for academic achievement. Confidentiality will be observed in all inquiries. Course instructors support student accommodation requests when an approved letter from OILAS has been received and when students discuss these accommodations with the instructor after receipt of the approved letter. For questions, please contact the Office of Inclusive Learning and Accessibility Services (