Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD

Adjunct Lecturer, African American Studies
Clinical Associate Professor
Vice Chair, Psychiatry
Associate Professor, Psychology
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Director, Community Outreach & Clinical Development
Director, Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICenter)

Dr. Patricia Harrison-Monroe has been on faculty with the College of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry for the past ten years and currently serves as Director of Community Outreach and Clinical Development as well as Director of the Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICenter). Dr. Harrison-Monroe is an active member of the community and serves on numerous committees and boards, including the Pima County Crime Victims Compensation Board and the Pima County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. She was recently honored as one of the 25 most influential African-Americans in Arizona, is a member of the College of Medicine Faculty Diversity Advisory Committee and serves on various UAHN committees to address community health needs. Prior to moving to Tucson in 2002 with her husband, she was Assistant Commissioner with the New York City Department of Mental Health. In that role, her responsibilities included oversight of behavioral health services in two of New York City’s boroughs, and the development of culturally and linguistically relevant services to reflect the needs of significantly diverse populations. She was also honored for her service in the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster. Dr. Harrison-Monroe holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Columbia University, New York.

Degrees
  • PhD: Columbia University, 1997
  • MPhil: Columbia University, 1997
  • MS: Columbia University, 1993
  • BA: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1984
Honors and Awards
  • Arizona 25 Most Influential African Americans, Souther Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Arizona 25 Most Influential African Americans, Souther Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce, 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service, School of Psychology Graduate Student Practicum Supervisor, University of Arizona, 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service, School of Psychology Graduate Student Practicum Supervisor, University of Arizona, 2008

Publications

2017

Breitborde, N. J. K., A. M. Moe, C. Woolverton, P. Harrison-Monroe, and E. K. Bell, "An uncontrolled trial of multi-component care for first-episode psychosis: Effects on social cognition.", Early Interv Psychiatry, 2017 Jan 25. PMID: 28124452