Headshot photo of Whitney E. Black, M.D.

Whitney E. Black, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
  • Quality Medical Director, Psychiatry, School of Medicine

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.A., 2001, University of Missouri Kansas City
    • M.D., 2002, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Residency

    • Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University, 2015 
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry, 2015

Memberships and associations:

  • American Psychiatric Association


Selected publications

  • Li L, Black W, Cheung EH, Fisher WS, Wells KB. Building Psychiatric Quality Programs and Defining Quality Leadership Roles at Four Academic Medical Centers. Academic Psychiatry. 2020 Sep 17:1–7. doi: 10.1007/s40596-020-01317-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32944874   
  • ldridge A, Chen J, Furnari M, Makowichuk K, Black W. Adopting a Peer-to-Peer Approach to Trainee Suicide Prevention [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 21]. Academic Psychiatry. 2020;10.1007/s40596-020-01284-z. doi:10.1007/s40596-020-01284-z   
  • Black W, Li L. Use of a Model Maturity Matrix to Build a Quality Improvement Infrastructure for Psychiatric Care [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 30]. Psychiatric Services. 2020;appips201900620. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201900620  
  • Chuop M, Michel Z, Shah R, Chen JI, Black W. From Screening to Interventions: Teaching Clinical Suicide Prevention Skills to Medical Students [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 3]. Academic Psychiatry. 2020;10.1007/s40596-020-01248-3. doi:10.1007/s40596-020-01248-3  
  •  Black W, Esposito-Smythers C, Liu, F, et al. Leveraging Technology to Meet The Joint Commission’s Standard for Measurement-based Care: A Case Study. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2020 Jun:46(6):353-358.   
  •  Cruz R, Fagan C, Black W, et al. Evaluation of the Brief Adjustment Scale-6 (BASE-6): A Measure of General Psychological Adjustment for Measurement-Based Care. Psychological Services. (2019) Advance online publication.  doi: 10.1037/ser0000366.   
  • Black W, Nagarkatti-Gude DR, Jetmalani A, et al. Harnessing Technology to Implement Measurement-Based Care. Academic Psychiatry. 2018 Oct;42(5):711-716.   
  • Black W. Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry: The Tangible and Immeasurable Benefits of Measurement-Based Care. Psychiatric Times. 2017 Nov;34(11). http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/cultural-psychiatry/personalized-medicine-psychiatry-tangible-and-immeasurable-benefits-measurement-based-care/page/0/2  


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