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Nzinga Harrison, MD
Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Eleanor Health
Nzinga Harrison, MD is Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Eleanor Health, a tech-enabled, population-based provider of comprehensive, longitudinal, whole-person substance use disorder and mental health care. Prior to co-founding Eleanor Health, Nzinga served as SVP of East Coast Operations and Chief Medical Officer for Anka Behavioral Health Inc., for which she led medical strategy, operations, and quality management for over 70 outpatient and residential mental health, intellectual disability and addictive disease programs. She is a vocal advocate and activist, placing emphasis on the healthcare system’s responsibility to incorporate trauma-informed interventions aimed at addressing the harms of racism and marginalization faced by many communities in this country. She has served on multiple boards in various roles including Board of Directors for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Board of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association. She is presently Vice-Chair for the Board of Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform, Inc., a national organization she co-founded, serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the newly formed SAMHSA African-American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, and is Clinical Advisor to Health in Her Hue, a platform designed to link Black women to culturally competent healthcare providers. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with Spanish and Chemistry minors at Howard University, completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and General Psychiatry Residency at Emory University. She is Board-Certified in both Adult General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Nzinga’s most important life role is as a wife to her daytrader husband and mother to her two teenage sons. Nzinga is proud to be a Fellow of the sixth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.