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Dr. Higgins is the Executive Director of the Black Psychiatrists of America, President of the Black Psychiatrists of Greater Houston and Past President of the Caucus of Black Psychiatrists of the American Psychiatric Association.
He has worked with and founded programs that help to direct inner-city young men and women to aspire to go to college and finish their educational goals. He has also worked with countless community mentoring programs and has a special interest in trauma, racism and inner-city issues (specifically, and how these issues affect minority and disadvantaged children and communities).
Dr. Higgins is co-author of “Bree’s Journey to Joy: A Story about Childhood Grief and Depression,” “How Amari Learned to Love School Again: A Story about ADHD,” “Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for Black Communities” and “Transition 2 Practice: 21 Things Every Doctor Must Know in Contract Negotiations and the Job Search.”
He received his M.D. from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., and he completed his residency in Adult Psychiatry and his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
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