May 7, 2021  |  In The News

Introducing Our New Director

The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity is excited to announce the appointment of our new Director, Madhuri Jha, LCSW, MPH.

Madhuri is a clinical social work and public health professional with experience providing leadership, training, consultation, and direct clinical practice to programs focused on integrated behavioral health services, health systems strengthening, trauma and resiliency, mental health epidemiology, and community capacity building. She joins Morehouse School of Medicine after over a decade of service in New York City and Washington, DC. She most recently was the Director of a New York City mobile psychiatry unit, in addition to being a professor of mental health policy at New York University and a clinician in private practice. She has worked locally, nationally, and internationally as a manager to donor-funded health programs reaching vulnerable and high-risk communities. Her work history spans a diverse breadth of on-the-ground experience in a myriad of inpatient, outpatient, school-based, community-based, and mobile psychiatric treatment settings. Ms. Jha is a practicing psychotherapist with specific expertise in trauma and stressor-related disorders, psychosis, acute symptom management, cognitive behavioral therapy, and risk assessment and de-escalation.

She completed both a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from New York University and received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in International Affairs from George Washington University. A former NCAA athlete, in her spare time she enjoys being active and outdoors, as well as cooking, writing music on her piano, and traveling.