Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Howard University Hospital Department of Psychiatry consists of clinical faculty representing generalists and sub-specialists in psychiatry and psychology. settings.

Featured Services

  • In-Patient Services
  • Consultation - Liaison Services
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Child/Adolescent, Adult Outpatient Clinic
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Schizophrenia

About the Chair

Dr. Lawson is currently Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC as well as a professor on the graduate faculties of psychology and pharmacology. Learn More.

William B. Lawson, M.D., Ph.D., D.L F.A.P.A.
Department Chair

Related Events

Smoking Cessation Support Group

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A monthly support group dedicated to assisting current smokers in their journey to quit.

Bariatrics Support Group Meeting

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A monthly support group dedicated to assisting bariatric weight loss patients.

46th Annual Drew/Syphax Lecture and Seminar

Monday, March 21, 2016

A lecture and seminar which annually updates physicians and other healthcare professionals on the latest surgical topics and research; named in honor of Dr. Charles R. Drew and Dr. Burke Syphax.

FPP, Clinical Trials, and Community Health

We offer a full range of clinical options through the Faculty Practice Plan, research programs and service partnerships. 

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Psychiatric Services

We promote evidence-based, innovative and established treatments to help close the inequality gap, treating both the mildly distressed and the severely disturbed while addressing cultural needs. 

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The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Sciences Administrative Offices
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW
Suite 5B01
Washington, DC 20060

Appointments & Scheduling Phone: (202) 865-6611

Contact Us Phone: (202) 865-6615
Fax: (202) 865-3068

Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday
8:30am - 4:30pm