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Michelle P. Durham

Dr. Michelle P. Durham, a Licensed Psychiatric Physician, is triple boarded with national certifications in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Durham earned a Bachelor’s in Microbiology from Louisiana State University and a Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management from Emory University. She earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University. Dr. Durham completed her Adult Psychiatry training at Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center and her Child & Adolescent fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. She is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and voluntary Clinical Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine.

Dr. Durham has expertise in pediatric integrated care, trauma in communities of color, and training and education for both the pediatric workforce and mental health professionals. She has presented nationally and internationally on these topics. Dr. Durham has experience working in a large public hospital serving individuals with co-occuring mental health and substance use issues, who often had legal histories. She has experience working in acute psychiatric emergency room settings, outpatient mental health treatment settings, as well as providing consultation to primary care doctors and nonmedical agencies around mental health and substance use issues. She has practiced in public and private settings serving both children and adults. She is involved at the state and national level with the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to improve the standard of care for adults, children, and adolescents. 


Dr. Durham has testified for the U.S. Senate HELP and Finance Committees. She has engaged in extensive education for both the pediatric workforce and mental health professionals. Dr. Durham has also extensively researched trauma informed clinical services for youth and families. She has authored multiple book chapters on race and culture in psychiatry, substance use in communities of color, adolescent depression and pediatric integrated care as well as authored peer-reviewed articles on these topics.

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