Flavia DeSouza

Flavia DeSouza MD MHS is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Medstar-Georgetown, a Board-certified Adult Psychiatrist with attending privileges at Howard University Hospital, and DEI consultant with Vision for Equity. She was born and raised in Jamaica. Prior to entering medicine, she was a Community Organizer who equipped local and regional Church leaders with skills to advocate for social change and social justice. She completed her general psychiatry residency and public psychiatry fellowship within the Yale Department of Psychiatry. Currently, she is an American Psychiatric Association SAMHSA Fellow and leverages her personal experiences and professional expertise in two key areas. She: 1.Supports the mental wellbeing of adolescent English-speaking Caribbean immigrants transitioning to the United States through mental health education, and knowledge of the US mental health system and 2. Provides Christian faith leaders with practical know-how to better manage mental health issues in their congregations.