Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Howard University Hospital Department of Psychiatry consists of clinical faculty representing generalists and sub-specialists in psychiatry and psychology. settings.

Featured Services

About the Chair

Dr. Lawson is currently Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC as well as a professor on the graduate faculties of psychology and pharmacology. Learn More.

William B. Lawson, M.D., Ph.D., D.L F.A.P.A.
Department Chair

Upcoming Events

21st Annual Roger P. Mason, Sr., M.D. Glaucoma Symposium

Friday, September 19, 2014

Howard University Hospital Department of Ophthalmology in cooperation with the Office of Continuing Medical Education would like to announce its 21st Annual Roger P. Mason, Sr., M.D. Glaucoma Symposium.


Rosemary Williams Breast Cancer Brunch

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Howard University Cancer Center will host the Rosemary Williams Breast Cancer Brunch Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Martin's Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770. The Rosemary Williams Breast Cancer Brunch is named after the late Rosemary Williams who was a tireless advocate for equal access to quality health care for underserved women.

Howard-Darmouth Collaborative Summer School on African American Mental Health

The Dartmouth-Howard Collaboration provides a model for a feasible training program that imparts knowledge regarding culture and mental health, and the conduct of mental health research, with particular attention to African American mental health. 

The program is unique in that it offers an intense, 1-week course delivered to several types of mental health professionals and trainees in research and practice.

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The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Sciences Administrative Offices
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW
Suite 5B01
Washington, DC 20060

Appointments & Scheduling Phone: (202) 865-6611

Contact Us Phone: (202) 865-6615
Fax: (202) 865-3068

Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday
8:30am - 4:30pm