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

  • In-Patient Services
  • Consultation - Liaison Services
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Child/Adolescent, Adult Outpatient Clinic
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Schizophrenia

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

2015 Annual Roland B. Scott Memorial Symposium

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Stigma and ignorance prevent many with painful crises from getting adequate relief. The Annual Roland B. Scott Memorial Symposium provides a necessary forum for discussing the importance of managing the diverse set of challenges facing patients with sickle cell disease.

FPP, Clinical Trials, and Community Health

We offer a full range of clinical options through the Faculty Practice Plan, research programs and service partnerships. 

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Psychiatric Services

We promote evidence-based, innovative and established treatments to help close the inequality gap, treating both the mildly distressed and the severely disturbed while addressing cultural needs. 

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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