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Nzinga Harrison, MD

Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer, Eleanor Health

Dr. Harrison is passionate and outspoken about the need to expand the addiction medicine workforce. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer for Eleanor Health, an innovative mental health and addiction treatment company, and has more than 20 years of experience practicing medicine. She is a double-board certified physician with specialties in general adult psychiatry and addiction medicine.

She completed undergraduate training at Howard University in Washington DC, medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and residency training at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr.Harrison has. spent her career as a physician treating individuals from marginalized communities with substance use and other mental health conditions. As a physician executive, she has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, roles committed to creating and improving systems-based delivery of psychiatric and substance use disorder care. She is a vocal advocate for stigma reduction and is passionate about the necessity for whole-person care as individuals and communities seek to recover from and prevent substance use disorders. You can read more about these issues in her new book, Un- Addiction: 6 Mind-Changing Conversations That Could Save a Life. She also appears in the award- winning documentary Tipping the Pain Scale, which addresses the crisis of addiction in America. Dr. Harrison holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the Morehouse School of Medicine and is Vice-Chair for the Practice Management and Regulatory Affairs Committee for ASAM. She has been married to her husband Joel for 20 years and has two sons, ages 17 and 18.