Danielle R. Busby, PhD
Vice President of Professional Relations and Liaison
Black Mental Wellness, Corp
Dr. Danielle Busby was born in Detroit, MI and raised in the Detroit metropolitan area. She received her B.A.in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and her master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University. Dr. Busby completed her pre-doctoral internship, with a child trauma specialization, at Duke University’s Medical Center. Additionally, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Michigan Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, where she was an awarded recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health’s Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. Dr. Busby is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Michigan and in the state of Texas, where she currently resides.
Currently, Dr. Busby is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). In this role, she primarily serves youth and families experiencing a range of mental health concerns through the Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program. Dr. Busby’s research is centered on examining barriers to mental health service use, specifically among Black college students who are at an elevated risk for suicide. Additionally, she has led and contributed to scholarly articles and research presentations on child trauma, youth suicide prevention, racial discrimination among Black youth, and the psychological effects of neighborhood stressors; such as, community violence exposure among African American adolescents.
Clinically, Dr. Busby’s expertise is in trauma-informed assessment and intervention; evidence-based clinical practices; and suicide risk assessment and intervention. She is passionate about decreasing barriers to mental health service use for underserved patient populations and is committed to continuously bridging the gap between research and clinical practice.
Dr. Busby believes in “being the change you seek to see” and takes pride in the mission and collaborative spirit of Black Mental Wellness. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and she loves early morning yoga, college football Saturdays, and traveling with her close family and friends.