Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU), College of Medicine (COM), seeks an experienced, community-­‐involved Psychiatry Program Director and researcher to start and lead a unique community-­‐engaged Psychiatry Residency Training and Research Program focused on critical mental health needs of the neighborhoods of South Los Angeles. CDU is a private non-­‐profit student-­‐centered University that is committed to cultivating diverse health professional leaders who are dedicated to

social justice and health equity for underserved populations through outstanding education, research, clinical service, and community engagement. Since its inception, the College of Medicine is committed to protecting and improving the health of the residents of L.A. County’s Service Planning Area (SPA) 6 primarily by training a diverse culturally-­‐congruent healthcare workforce. In partnership with CDU’s Urban Health Institute (UHI), our goal is to produce clinician researchers who are leaders in building innovative evidence-­‐based interventions focused on eliminating mental health care disparities and the achievement of health equity. To complete its medical education pipeline, the University is developing graduate medical education programs responsive to the needs of the underserved patients in the community.


•   Candidates must have an MD degree

•   Completion of an ACGME-­‐Accredited Psychiatry residency

•   Current board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and current medical licensure in

the state of California

Preferred Qualifications

•   Three years’ experience as a member of a teaching faculty or as an educational administrative


•   Demonstrated leadership in teaching and mentoring students

•   An entrepreneurial spirit to engage collaborators within and outside the university and to attract

highly qualified and committed trainees and faculty

•   Knowledge and experience in an integrated care (primary care and mental health) setting

•   Track record of building affiliations with community partners and clinical sites to create unique

training experiences

•   Established active research agenda in community-­‐engaged mental health research

•   Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred

                                           To Apply:



Questions and inquiries contact: Keosha Partlow, PhD, MPH Director, Urban Health Institute

1731 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059

(323) 249-­‐5706 / /