Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "Disaster Mental Health Sheltering: Including People with Mental Illness Disabilities in Disaster Shelter Operations"
Dr. Allan Chrisman graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed an internship in medicine at the Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center. He completed his general psychiatry residency at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA and his child and adolescent psychiatry residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. During his 40 years of practice in general adult and child psychiatry, he worked on in-patient, residential, and outpatient settings. His interest in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder started during his child psychiatry residency and continued during his 13½ years of practice at the Harvard Community Health Plan. After coming to Duke from Cambridge, MA, his practice specialized in consultations for all ages with ADHD. He was the medical director of the Duke ADHD Program and was involved with clinical trials as a senior psycho-pharmacologist and PI. From 2003-2011, Dr. Chrisman was the Program Director for the Duke Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program. From 2008-2016, he worked as a staff psychiatrist in the Psychiatric Emergency Clinic at the Durham VA Medical Center and Access evaluation clinic. Since retiring, he has pursued his interest in disaster mental health as an American Red Cross Disaster Health Services and Disaster Mental Health volunteer during disasters and thru his memberships in the Chapel Hill Community Police Advisory Committee and the Building Community Resilience Committee of the Town of Chapel Hill.