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Jamila Hokanson

MBA, MS, MD
Clinical Fellow; Chief Resident of Program Administration, Adult Psychiatry; Chief Resident of Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, Adult Psychiatry

Contact Information

Jamila Hokanson, MBA, MS, MD

Mailing Address

  • 230 S Frontage Rd

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States

Biography

Dr. Hokanson attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed psychiatry residency at Yale University Department of Psychiatry where she was a Program-wide Chief Psychiatry Resident and Chief Resident of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit. She is an incoming child and adolescent fellow at the Yale Child Study Center. She has a background in medicine, business management, and quality improvement. She has led global and community organizational change initiatives, including local and national non-profit startups aimed at addressing education and health disparities. Her clinical interests include working with adolescents and young adults healing from trauma, supporting research in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy with a particular focus on people of color and young adults, and leveraging integrative psychiatry treatment modalities. She is a 2021 fellow of the integrative psychiatry institute, a trainee for MAPS-sponsored MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD, and a Yale research study psychiatrist for Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of OCD and Depression.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale University (2022)
  • MD
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Department of Medicine (2018)
  • MS
    University of Texas at Dallas, Healthcare Management (2014)
  • MBA
    Brigham Young University, Business Management (2005)
  • BS
    Cornell University, Department of Engineering (1999)

Activities

  • Anti-racism Task Force, Faculty Development Committee Update
    New Haven, United States 2022
  • The Impact of Moving from an Open Bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to Private Rooms on Parent-staff Communication
    San Francisco, United States 2017
  • STRIVE: Personal and Professional Development for Careers in Psychiatry
    Dallas, United States 2017
  • Oral Presentation – Developing a Coordinated Approach to Community Health Training in Medical School
    Montreal, Canada 2017
  • Decreasing Patient Visit Durations at a Student-Run Free Clinic through a Clinic Flow Intervention
    Anaheim, United States 2016
  • Improving Parent-Staff Communication in the Parkland NICU
    Dallas, United States 2016
  • Community Based Participatory Research: Assessing the Healthcare Needs of Southeast Dallas Families
    Minneapolis, United States 2016
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Health and Fitness Curriculum in Preventing Childhood Obesity for K-3rd Grade Students
    Dallas, United States 2016
  • Quality Assurance of the In-house Urine Dipstick Compared to the Laboratory Urine Culture
    Fort Worth, United States; Atlanta, United States 2015
  • Improving Parent-Staff Communication in the Parkland NICU
    Orlando, United States; Dallas, United States 2015
  • Improving Parent-Staff Communication in the Parkland NICU
    Dallas, United States 2015
  • Community Based Participatory Research: Assessing the Healthcare Needs of Southeast Dallas Families
    Dallas, United States 2015
  • Community Based Participatory Research: Assessing the Healthcare Needs of Southeast Dallas Families
    Cancún, Mexico 2015

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Martin Luther King ScholarshipUniversity of Texas at Southwestern2018
Texas Academy of Family Physician Foundation2015
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship2015
Community Health Fellowship AwardUniversity of Texas at Southwestern2015
John Peters Smith Annual Research Forum Award Recipient2015
Medical Student Alumni ScholarshipUniversity of Texas at Southwestern2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Chief Marketing Officer AwardFrito-Lay2012
Global Harvey Russell Diversity & Inclusion Chairman’s AwardPepsiCo2009
National Sales Finance Finest AwardFrito-Lay2008
Hawes ScholarBrigham Young University2005
National Black MBA ScholarNational Black MBA Association2004
Ford Extended Reach ScholarBrigham Young University2003, 2004
Senior Recognition AwardCornell University1999
Samuel Huntington National Public Service Award, Cornell (1999)1999
Howard W. Swearer National Humanitarian Award1998
Quill & Dagger Honor SocietyCornell University1998
Pre-Collegiate Initiative Award (National)National Society of Black Engineers1997
Pre-Collegiate Initiative Award (Regional)National Society of Black Engineers1997
Robinson-Apel Humanitarian AwardCornell University1997
Cornell Tradition Scholar1996, 1997

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Yale New Haven Hospital, Grievance PanelConduced grievance review2022
Connecticut Mental Health Center, Faculty Selection CommitteeServed on faculty selection committee2022
Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, Anti-racism TaskforceServed as a member of the Faculty Development subcommittee. Collaborated with other faculty, staff, and post-doctoral students to create a more equitable process for faculty advancement.2021 - Present
Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, Process Group LeaderLed monthly group processing sessions for second year psychiatry residents2020 - 2021
Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, Interview TutorMentored medical students on their psychiatry clerkship2020
Yale University, Psychiatry Resident AssociationOrganized social activities to improve networking and cohort integration2019 - 2021
University of Texas at Southwestern Colleges ProgramPartnered with faculty member to lead 1.5-hour weekly training sessions for second year medical students to learn clinical skills, professionalism, and ethics2017 - 2018
University of Texas at Southwestern Liaison Committee on Medical EducationServed on committee as one of two student representatives to audit medical education requirements for continued accreditation2017
University of Texas at Southwestern Healthcare Law ClassCreated syllabus, gained organizational alignment, and identified speakers for a medical student elective course offered yearly with 15-20 students in attendance2016 - 2017
University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School Community Health Integration ProjectEstablished charter, gained organizational alignment, and formed project team to create an integrated and coordinated approach to the medical school's community health training.2016 - 2017
Board of Directors, National Society of Student-Run Free ClinicsLed the 501(c)3 application process, created by-laws, and organized the Board of Directors2015 - 2020
The Monday ClinicManaged the operations of a medical student-run free clinic2014 - 2016
PepsiCo Conn3ct Young Professional OrganizationLed the creation and execution of a global PepsiCo young professional organization. Oversaw financial budget, program development, and membership growth to 1,000+ (Global Award)2006 - 2014
Board of Directors, Girl Scout USA Pocono CouncilMonitored and strengthened programs and services to build courage, confidence, and character of young girls. Ensured adequate financial resources to administer program in the Pocono, PA area2000 - 2001
Dynamic Achievement/EYESDesigned and developed non-profit business plan for innovative math and science teaching service program. Oversaw fundraising efforts, volunteer recruitment, marketing and communication activities, strategic planning, and program development (3 National Awards)1996 - 2008