Myla Harrison , MD, MPH
Myla Harrison, M.D., M.P.H. has devoted her nearly two-decade career in public service at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) preventing New Yorkers of all ages from falling through the cracks of the mental health system with a focus on eliminating racial inequities in mental health outcomes. She is an experienced public mental health expert, a passionate leader, and a dual board-certified child/adolescent and general psychiatrist with experience in pediatrics.
In February 2021 she was appointed Acting Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Mental Hygiene Division of the DOHMH with responsibility for serving New Yorkers of all ages with mental illness, substance misuse and developmental disabilities through program development, procurement, research, surveillance, policy and planning for more than $500 million of programs and services. She has been at DOHMH since 2003 with varying roles including, most recently, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Mental Health. In that position she was responsible for mental health services for adults. Her other positions within the Mental Hygiene Division at DOHMH have been dedicated to improving the mental health of New Yorkers of all ages with a focus on improving the system that serves them.