Tresha earned her medical degree from Columbia University in the spring of 2007. She completed her four years of psychiatry residency in June 2011 as the Chief Resident at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Tresha is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. She was the Director of General Psychiatry Residency Training at Harlem Hospital in New York before accepting a position as the Medical Director of Outpatient Community Services at the NYC Children’s Center and director of medical education. In that role she provides psychiatric oversight of the care provided in all the outpatient programs and over clinical training experiences for residents and child psychiatry fellows at facility sites.
High school: Midwood High School
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
Columbia UniversityNew York, NY
News and Highlights
Power of Empathy: Dr. Tresha Gibbs, MS '98, published an essay in the Milken Institute's Power of Ideas collection on the importance of centering empathy and equity in rebuilding our mental health care system in order to improve access for people who are too often left behind because their struggles are out of sight. The Milken Institute's Power of Ideas series brings together a diverse group of influencers and global leaders to convey their thoughts on building meaningful lives, driving shared prosperity, and more. Congratulations, Dr. Gibbs, and check out her important essay here.
Public Health and Racial Equity: Tresha Gibbs, MS ’98, authored a study outlining the vast health disparities experienced by Black Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Psychiatric Times paper, she dives into how deep-seated economic and social inequalities have created dangerous conditions for the country’s black individuals and families. Discussing mental illness stigmatization and barriers to health care, Tresha lays out the most viable opportunities to intervene: Build trust and social support, balance risk, and open access to services. Read the eye-opening article in its entirety here!