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Denese Shervington, MD, MPH

Specialty Areas:

trauma-informed response, post-disaster resilience

VPI Core Areas

VPI Core Areas: #Community Violence

Angles of Approach

#Mental Health Psychological


Dr. Shervington has an intersectional career in psychiatry and public mental health. She is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine and the President and CEO of the Institute for Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES), a community-based translational public health institute. At IWES, Dr. Shervington directs a federally funded trauma-informed Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program as well as the community-based post-disaster mental health recovery division at that she created after Hurricane Katrina. At Tulane, Dr. Shervington provides psychotherapy supervision for Psychiatry residents. She has an illustrious career in public mental health and population health, with posts at the national, state and local level. She also has extensive clinical and community expertise in PTSD and trauma-informed response.



Selected Publications

Dr. Shervington’s IWES profile page