AACP Board


Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH

Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH is the Director of Minority and National Affairs for the American Psychiatric Association. She is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. From 1993 until 2004, she served as the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Program, a community mental health center, where she has developed and overseen a variety of mental health services for adults.

Dr. Primm is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College and Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Psychiatry, fellowship in Social and Community Psychiatry, and Masters of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins.

She is a nationally recognized expert on cultural issues in psychiatry and co-occurring psychiatric illness and substance abuse and has written and lectured widely on these topics. Dr. Primm has been a leader in collaborative public educational outreach and mental health screening initiatives focused on medically underserved populations. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, and currently serves as Vice President of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. Dr. Primm is Vice President for Public Education of the Mental Health Association of Maryland, an affiliate of the National Mental Health Association. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2001 Maryland Schizophrenia Award and the Career Communications, Inc. Women of Color in Science and Technology Emerald Award for Medical Education in 2003.

Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 21287-7180
Email:  aprimm@psych.org