A well-respected physician and educator Dr. Harrison is the Chief Medical Officer for Anka Behavioral Health Inc. and a member of the Clinical Adjunct Faculty in the Nursing School at Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine. Approachable and energetic, she has been known to explain medical concepts with an ease and humor that results in her audiences developing understanding of difficult material while having a good time doing it! She has written and presented several articles and workshops on the medical aspects of addiction and other psychiatric disorders. She is available for media appearances, supervision and medical consultation and to answer any questions you may have about addictive or other psychiatric disorders.



• Was named YMCA Volunteer of the Year in 2008.
• Conducted biomedical research at Azabu University in Sagamihara, Japan.
• Is fluent in Spanish, and lived with a family in Venezuela after completing medical school.
• Winner of Patient’s Choice Award for online reviews of physicians.


• Howard University (BS 1998)
• University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (MD, 2002)

November 30, 2017

Ask Dr. Harrison: “What are your thoughts on medication for people diagnosed with a major depressive disorder?”

The Question: Hey!!! What are your thoughts on medication for people diagnosed with a major depressive disorder? Quick backstory: I have a friend that suddenly lost […]
November 1, 2017

Suicide could be predicted with brain imaging

Researchers have created a machine-learning algorithm that was able to accurately predict suicidal ideation and attempts in a small group of participants. Source: Suicide could be […]
October 18, 2017


59% of doctors in a WebMD, Medscape and STAT survey said they have experienced bias from their patients. Hear their stories. #PatientPrejudice Source: WebMD