Micaela Owusu, MD Hear my name
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

MD, Yale University School of Medicine

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Dr. Micaela Owusu is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with a clinical interest in cultural psychiatry and identity development. She is training director for the adult psychiatry residency program at BU/BMC and the US-based associate training director for Liberia’s first psychiatry training program where she leads curricular development. Dr. Owusu’s interests in medical education, global mental health equity, and cultural psychiatry have led to her focus on medical students and post-graduate physician education in psychiatry in West Africa. Dr. Owusu has led nationwide trainings on physician resilience and authored multiple book chapters and curricula on mind body medicine, resilience, and sociocultural psychiatry.

Dr. Owusu graduated from medical school at Yale University School of Medicine and completed her child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry training at Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals where she served as the administrative chief resident in her chief year. She is a recipient of the MGH Laughlin Award and an Excellence in Teaching Citation from Tufts Medical School. Dr. Owusu also has a Masters of Science in the Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance from the University of Oxford and continues to hone her interest in mental health of aesthetic athletes.



Assessing the psychological impact of Ebola and COVID-19 amo
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
World Psychiatric Association


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  1. Ghebrehiwet S, Harris BL, Ojediran B, Owusu M, Augello LP, Durham MP, Henderson DC, Borba CPC. Using local terminology to measure substance use behaviours among youth in post-conflict Liberia: a mixed methods study. Vulnerable Child Youth Stud. 2021; 16(3):279-291.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35003316; PMCID: PMC8734640; DOI: 10.1080/17450128.2020.1838681;
     
  2. Chaukos D, Cromartie D, Owusu M, Denninger J, Mehta D. Stress Management and Resiliency Training Program for Residents — Implementation Toolkit. AADPRT Model Curriculum, Virtual Training Office (www.aadprt.org). 2017.
  3. Owusu M, Chaukos D, Park E, Fricchione G. In Stern T, Freudenreich O, Smith F, Fricchione G, Rosenbaum J Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry. Mind Body Medicine. Elsevier. New York. 2017; 455-460.
  4. Zebrowski J, Owusu M, Fricchione G, Denninger J. In Stern T, et al. Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Update and Board Preparation. Mind Body Medicine. Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy. Boston. 2017.
  5. Barnett B, Owusu M. Synthetic cannabinoid usage in a transitional housing shelter: a survey to characterize awareness of risks and reasons for use. Am J Psych Resident 's Journal. 11(10):4-6.

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