Patrice A. Harris was the 174th President of the American Medical Association (AMA), and the first African American woman to hold that position within the organization.
Harris is a practicing Psychiatrist trained in child/adolescent and forensic psychiatry. She was on the AMA Board of Trustees since 2011 and is the Chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force.
Harris has also held leadership positions with the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the Medical Association of Georgia, The Big Cities Health Coalition, and the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association.
A Fellow of the APA, Harris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a medical degree.
Harris completed residencies and a fellowship at Emory University and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine.