Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Yale Global Mental Health Program, has been selected as a member of the 2018 Class of the Hampton University Forty Under 40 Society.
The society was organized to recognize exceptional young alumni of Hampton University, a historically black university in Hampton, Va., dedicated to excellence in education. The honor is given annually to 40 young alumni who are leaders in business, leadership, community, and education and/or philanthropic works.
Jordan was selected for her work in the field of medicine and her commitment to reduce health disparities for communities of color. She graduated from Hampton University with a bachelor's degree in 2001.
The induction ceremony will be held Oct. 26, 2018 at the university's Convocation Center. Jordan will be joined by other honorees, including CEOs, lawyers, military officers, educators, business professionals, athletes, actors, musicians, and entrepreneurs.
Jordan is a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Board of Trustees as the Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP) Trustee-at-Large. At Yale, she conducts health disparities research in substance use disorders and teaches medical students and residents. She leads the Faith-based Response to the Opioid Crisis Committee, which is empowering faith communities in cities across Connecticut to decrease substance use and increase access to treatment.