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Department of Psychology
University of Mississippi

Dr. Erica Marshall-Lee

Erica LeeClinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor, and Assistant Vice Chair for Faculty Development – Diversity in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory School of Medicine

Hometown: Oxford, MS
BA in Psychology (1991)
MA in Clinical Psychology (1996)
PhD in Clinical Psychology (2001)


Dr. Marshall-Lee received her undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Mississippi, and completed her postdoctoral residency at Emory University School of Medicine. Her areas of research are centered on social justice advocacy and equity, diversity, and inclusion with a specific focus on individuals with serious and persistent mental health concerns and minoritized communities, as well as behavioral healthcare learning. She is interested in addressing physical and mental healthcare disparities with minoritized communities, and culturally competent and responsive care, education, and training. She enjoys promoting mental health and well being, and  social justice, and advocacy through work with her professional affiliations at national, state, and institutional levels.

She is also Assistant Vice Chair for Faculty Development – Diversity. In this role, she works closely with the Vice Chair of Faculty Development to support and build the faculty development diversity portfolio in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences including but not limited to the efforts of the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee; Women Faculty Subcommittee; and the Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Minority Faculty Subcommittee. Currently, she is a member of the Advisory Board for the new Emory-Addis Ababa Education Innovation Community of Practice Program. Clinically, Dr. Marshall-Lee is based within the Grady Health System and is the Clinical Director of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Peer Program that provides clinical services to adults with serious mental disorders at the Grady Behavioral Health Center. She also serves as Practicum Director for Emory at Grady sites.


What is the value of studying psychology in today’s world?
My psychology degrees from Ole Miss have been valuable in a multitude of ways.  In our current sociopolitical climate, navigating through syndemics has highlighted the value of psychology and mental health for everyone in our society. Psychology is front and center not only during times of crisis and stress but also in daily activity. Network and mentorship have proven priceless in my career and beyond.  These elements have also served as a model for me to pay it forward and assist others, particularly those from underrepresented communities, to attain leadership positions.