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Clinical Associate Professor

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


Vice Chair of Mental Health Equity and Community Engagement

Director of Mental Health Equity Program

Director of Mental Health Equity Residency Training Track


UNC Chapel Hill Child-Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Unit

Education and Training:

BS- Winston-Salem State University
MD- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Residency- General Psychiatry, University of North Carolina Hospitals
Fellowship- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of North Carolina Hospitals
MPH- UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Summary Statement:

Dr. Hunt-Harrison has had a diverse career experience over the past two decades. She has provided direct patient care in both outpatient and inpatient settings, served on clinical research teams, worked as a peer advisor in the public mental health sector, and led as coordinator for medical students and psychiatric trainees on the child adolescent unit at a state psychiatric hospital. She is Board Certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her clinical work is primarily focused on psychiatric assessments and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of treatment needs. She will continue to work in this capacity on the UNC child and adolescent inpatient units.

As Vice Chair of our Mental Health Equity Program, she strives to minimize the impact of health disparities on patient access to and engagement in quality mental health assessments and treatment.  She works collaboratively with various departments and disciplines within UNC and with community stakeholders to identify barriers/deficits, identify and implement solutions, and provide ongoing assessment of progress/needs. As consistent with the service, teaching, and research missions of the UNC Department of Psychiatry, the Mental Health Equity Program will develop a Mental Health Equity Track for trainees in psychiatry, and will prioritize engagement of undergraduate students of underrepresented minority groups into clinical research and community outreach efforts.