Renee Binder, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Barnard College, New York||B.A.||Art History & Pre-Med Studies|
|University of California, San Francisco||M.D.|| Medicine||1973|
|Mt Zion Hospital, San Francisco||Internship and Psychiatric Residency|
|Harvard University||Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services in Health Policy and Management||School of Public Health|
Binder is a Professor of Psychiatry and the founder and director of UCSF's Psychiatry and the Law Program. In 2003, Binder served as a Congressional Health Policy Fellow in the US Senate. She received her MD degree from UCSF and completed her internship and residency at Mount Zion. Her past awards include the UCSF's Royer Award for excellence in academic psychiatry and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law's Seymour Pollack Award recognizing distinguished contributions to the field of forensic psychiatry. She served as interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry from 2008-2011 and has been Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Medicine since 2004. She was elected President of the American Psychiatric Association in 2014.
violence and suicide risk assessment, criminalization of the mentally ill
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