Dr. Atasha Jordan from Harvard University shares her insights and research into addressing mental health in the Black community.
Atasha Jordan, MD, MBA
Atasha Jordan, MD, MBA is a resident psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her AB in Neurobiology at Harvard University and completed the MD-MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from Barbados, Dr. Jordan is passionate about serving patients with mental health illnesses in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Particularly, Dr. Jordan aims to highlight the important intersection of faith and mental health, especially as it relates to Christianity. Dr. Jordan is frequently featured at national academic conferences, Christian conferences, podcasts, international news and radio, and live social media broadcasts. She presents the topic, “Faith, Meds, and Therapy” at churches around the U.S. and the Caribbean. Dr. Jordan also writes on topics including spirituality and mental health for her blog and popular literature. Dr. Jordan recently submitted a book chapter on the use of patient narratives to differentiate spiritual health and mental health; she is also funded by the American Psychiatric Association and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration to study the use of Mental Health First Aid training for Black church leaders in Philadelphia.
You can follow Dr. Jordan on Instagram and Twitter using the handle @atashajordan.