Michelle P. Durham, MD, MPH, DFAPA, DFAACAP is a triple boarded physician with national certification in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. 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.
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.
Dr. Durham’s federally and privately funded research focused on workforce development that reflects groups historically excluded from medicine, training and education for both the pediatric workforce and mental health professionals as well as trauma informed clinical services for youth and families. She has expertise in pediatric integrated care, trauma in communities of color, and training and education for both the pediatric workforce and mental health professionals and has presented nationally and internationally on these topics. 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. 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’s public health and clinical roles have always been in marginalized communities with a focus on health equity and advocacy for equitable mental health treatment globally and locally. 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. She has testified for the U.S. Senate HELP and Finance Committees to advocate for increased funding, access and parity in mental health.