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Assistant Professor
Medical Director, UNC Wake ACT Team
Medical Director, UNC Encompass First Episode Psychosis Program
Director, North Carolina Clozapine Network


Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health – Raleigh

Education and Training:

BS, Chemistry, Mercer University
MD, Marshall University
PhD, Biomedical Sciences, Marshall University
Residency, Psychiatry, Duke University

Summary Statement:

Dr. Melinda “Mindy” Asbury specializes in treatment of serious mental illness with a focus on psychotic disorders. Her primary areas of clinical interest are intensive community-based interventions, first episode psychosis, integrated care, interventional psychiatry, and the use of long-acting antipsychotic medication and clozapine. She spends her clinical time with the UNC Wake Assertive Community Treatment Team and the UNC Encompass First Episode Psychosis Program, and is also the Medical Director of those clinical services. She is also a member of the UNC Interventional Psychiatry Group where she practices electroconvulsive therapy. In her non-clinical time, Dr. Asbury serves as the Director of the North Carolina Clozapine Network, is a co-investigator in the North Carolina Psychiatric Research Center, and is the Fellowship Director of the UNC Community and Public Psychiatry Fellowship. She continues to collaborate with Duke University and the Durham VA, and serves as the Duke Psychiatry Site Director for resident education at UNC. Prior to completing her psychiatry residency training at Duke University School of Medicine, she attended Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University where she obtained her medical degree and a doctorate in Biomedical Sciences with an emphasis in Neuropharmacology.