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Rutgers Health Professor Theresa Miskimen Chosen as President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association

Theresa Miskimen
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March 20, 2024

Theresa Miskimen, clinical professor of psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been named president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association.

The election marks the second time in three years that Rutgers Health faculty have led the association. Petros Levounis, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and associate dean for professional development at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, was elected in 2022.

Miskimen, who also is chair and medical director of the Department of Psychiatry at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, N.J., has worked for more than 30 years in public sector clinical practices that have centered on improving access and delivery of psychiatric care to bilingual and bicultural communities and developing and implementing intercultural clinical programs.

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