Altha Stewart, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement, The College of Medicine, University of Tennessee

Altha J. Stewart, MD, is Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement and Director, Center for Health in Justice-Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She served as APA President (2018/2019), the first African American elected in the 175-year history of the organization.

She served as Executive Director for Memphis’ federally funded System of Care program for children with serious emotional disorders. Dr. Stewart was Director of Systems of Care for the Shelby County Office of the Public Defender. She worked for decades as CEO in public mental health systems in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York.

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