Michelle P. Durham, MD, MPH, FAPA

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Michelle Durham


Michelle P. Durham, MD, MPH is the Residency Training Director for the BMC/BUSM Psychiatry Training Program. Dr. Durham joined the medical staff and faculty at Boston University School of Medicine/BMC in 2014. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, the Associate Director for the Global and Local Center for Mental Health Disparities at BUSM/BMC and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at BUSM. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the Specialty of Psychiatry and the Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She received her MD from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA, completed her residency training at BMC/BUSM and completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at 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. Prior to completing her medical education, she worked as the Assistant Director for the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA under the leadership of Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General. Dr. Durham’s interests lie in advocacy, mental healthcare integration into the pediatric primary care setting, health disparities among minority populations and training/education. She provides consultation to school based health centers in Boston high schools and is the consulting psychiatrist for the BMC TEAM UP Initiative to bring integrated care to pediatrics in urban based community health centers. 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 children and adolescents. For her contributions and dedication to the field of psychiatry, Dr. Durham has been appointed a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association


  • Louisiana State University, MD
  • Emory University, MPH
  • Louisiana State University, BS


  • Published on 2/19/2016

    Pullen SJ, Petruzzi L, Lange BC, Parnarouskis L, Dominguez S, Harris B, Quiterio N, Durham MP, Lekpeh G, Manobah B, Slopadoe SP, Diandy VC, Payne AJ, Henderson DC, Borba CP. A Qualitative Analysis of Substance Use among Liberian Youth: Understanding Behaviors, Consequences, and Protective Factors Involving School Youth and the School Milieu. Int J Ment Health Psychiatry. 2016 Feb; 2(1). PMID: 27158680.

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