Dehra A. Harris, MD
Dehra A. Harris, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is recognized for her role as an extraordinary and innovative educator.
Harris is considered a role model for faculty and is highly respected by students for her teaching abilities. She actively seeks to incorporate the principles and team-building approaches of high-performance training into her work with medical students, residents and faculty.
Harris has earned an increasing national and international reputation for her work on high-performance training of professional athletes, business leaders and military leaders. She is a dynamic and outstanding clinician-educator who continues to have a substantial impact on clinical and teaching programs within Washington University and the Department of Psychiatry.
In 2016, Harris was named Full-Time Clinical Teacher of the Year by the Washington University School of Medicine Class of 2017. She received Distinguished Service Teaching Awards from the classes of 2018 and 2020.
Harris earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington University in 1996 and her medical degree from the University of Arkansas in 2000. She completed residency training at the University of Kentucky. Harris joined the Washington University faculty in 2010.