National Institute on Aging

The First Black Woman Chair of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees

harrisPatrice Harris is the first African American woman to be elected chair of the American Medical Association’s board of trustees.

Dr. Harris is the former director of health services for Fulton County, Georgia, and the former medical director for the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. She also maintains a private psychiatry practice in Atlanta.

Dr. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in counseling psychology, and a medical degree, all from West Virginia University.

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