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We are

Black Psychiatrists of America, Inc.

Our goal is to influence and change the field of psychiatry
for the betterment of Black Americans and the diaspora.

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BPA is currently accepting nominations for the following positions: President-Elect, Secretary, Regional Trustees (South, Midwest, and International), and Member-in-Training (MIT) Trustee.


Nominees should provide a brief bio with a photograph and letter of support that will be posted online on the BPA website. Voting will take place online from September 11 to November 10, 2023, and ballots will be tabulated. Winners will be announced and installed at the Annual Meeting in Jamaica this coming November.


To submit nominations to the Nominations and Elections Committee, please email us at by September 8, 2023.

Why join us?

The Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA) was created in 1969. The struggles, social conditions of Black Americans, professional experiences, and the barriers faced by Black psychiatrists provided the thrust for its creation. Today, we serve as expert clinicians, supporters, and educators for mental health. Join us to network with other psychiatrists across the diaspora. We work together to eliminate racial, ethnic, religious, and gender bias and discrimination as well as prejudicial practices. We must go back to our roots in order to move forward and fight stigma. The BPA embraces all of this and more.

As time evolves,
​we need your active participation in our association as we continue
to learn from the past, speak for the present, and prepare for the future.

Michael Ingram, MD
Former BPA President

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