Abbreviated CV

Contact Information:
4116 River View Cove, Birmingham, AL, 35243

Professional Interests

Mental Health Equity, Public Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Emergency Psychiatry, Crisis Systems of Care, Systems Management (transforming systems to focus on recovery), Criminal Justice and Mental Health, Atypical Antipsychotics, Public Policy Development, Resident and Medical Student Education, Climate Change and Mental Health, Advocacy

  • Duke University Medical Center (DUMC,) Residency, including Executive Chief Resident (1983-1987)

  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston (MD) (1979-1983)

  • University of Texas at Austin (graduate work in psychology/behavioral genetics) (1976-1979)

  • University of Iowa (BS) (1972-1976)

  • Medical Licensure: Licensed in Alabama, North Carolina
  • Board Certification in Psychiatry: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, issued 1988
  • APA Special Presidential Commendation (2019)

  • Best Doctors in America (2008-2020)

  • Argus Awards for Recognition of Excellence in Teaching Clinical Psychiatry (2002, 2006)

  • Exemplary Psychiatrist: National Alliance on Mental Illness (1993, 2005)

  • America’s Top Psychiatrists (Public Psychiatry) (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010)

  • Fellow – Hedwig van Amerigen Executive Leadership Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women (2001-2002)

Professional Activities

UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology (1990-present)

  • Professor Emerita (2015-present)

  • Patrick H. Linton Endowed Professor of Psychiatry (1999-2014)

  • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs (2012-2014)

  • Medical Director, Center for Psychiatric Medicine (UAB Psychiatric Hospital) (2012-2014)

  • Director, Division of Public Psychiatry (1991-2014)

  • Executive Director, Medical Director: Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center (1990-2014)

  • Psychiatry Director, GRACE Clinic (pre/postnatal depression clinic) (2003-2012)

  • Board of Directors, Center for Research in Women’s Health (2002-2014)

Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) (1987-1990)

  • Clinical Associate in Psychiatry

  • Medical Director, Open general adult psychiatric unit

  • Director of Emergency Psychiatry Services

  • Private practice, DUMC

  • 4 years of psychoanalysis

Grants and Research (Highlights)
  • Principal Investigator, Supportive Permanent Housing for Jefferson County’s Chronically Homeless with Serious Mental Illness, funded by HUD (2006-2008)

  • Co-Investigator, Genetic Liability for Schizophrenia in African-Americans in South-East United States, Multi-site, 5-year grant, funded by NIMH (2002-2006)

  • Principal Investigator, Developing a CCISC (Comprehensive Coordinated Integrated System of Care/Dual Diagnosis), Model in Alabama, Funded by CMHS/SAMHSA (2003-2005)

  • Sub-Investigator, numerous psychopharmacology efficacy/safety studies (Aventis, Lilly, Zeneca, Abbott) (1992-2000)

  • Co-Investigator, National Coordination Research Team, Transition from Head Start Demonstration Project, Funded by Civitan International Research (1992-1994)

  • NIMH Block grant reviewer (1994-1997) (Chair for US Territories reviews 1997)

Academic Committee Memberships


  • SOM: Credentials Committee (ongoing), Task Force on the Status of Women (2 years)

  • Department:(truncated list) QI; Clinical Leadership; Advancement, Promotions and Tenure; Residency Training; Psychiatry Residency Curriculum Committee, Public Psychiatry Task Force, Emergency Psychiatry Task Force

DUMC (1987-1990)

  • Psychiatry Residency Curriculum Committee

  • Inpatient Psychiatry Executive Committee

  • Psychiatry Residency Education Committee

Professional Memberships: (Leadership roles in bold)
  • Alabama NAMI (1990-present), State Board (2006-2014, 2019-present)

  • American Psychiatric Foundation, Board of Directors (2002–2007)

  • Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association (District Branch) (1990–present); President (2012-2013)

  • American Association of Community Psychiatry, Board (1996-present); President (2000-2004)

  • American Association of Psychiatric Administrators, Board (1998-2000)

  • APA (1983-present)(See Background for APA Service)

  • Association of Women Psychiatrists (2002-present)

  • Birmingham Psychiatric Society (1992–present;) President (1995-1996)

  • Caucus on Psychiatrists Practicing in Criminal Justice Settings (1996-2000)

  • Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) – Committee on Psychiatry and the Community (1996–present); Board of Directors (2016–2018)

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (1990–present); Associate Medical Director (2014 – present)

Journal Leadership

Community Mental Health Journal: Reviewer (1993–present); Editorial Advisory Board (2003-present); Editor-in-Chief (2008-2019)

Local/State/National Service/Consultation: (Highlights)
  • N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, Board member (2020-present)

  • Temple Emanu-El, (Reform Jewish temple) Executive Committee; Board Member; Chair, Education Committee

  • Committee; Member, Rabbi search committee (2016-2019)

  • The National Council: Mass Violence Initiative, member (2018-2019)

  • NAMI-National Associate Medical Director (2014 – present)

  • Alabama Department of Medicaid:  P&T Committee (2003-2005); Consultant (2001-2005); Citizens’ Advisory Committee/RCO (2014-2018); Providers’ Standards Committee (2015-2018)

  • Alabama Department of Corrections: Medical Advisory Committee (1995-2004)

  • Federal court monitor for womens’ mental health in Alabama prisons (2005-2010)

  • Alabama Department of Mental Health: Indigent Drug Program (1993-2012); Chair (1999-2012)

  • Adult Mental Illness Task Force (1994-1999); Wyatt Mental Illness Working Group (1993 – 1994)

  • State Mental Illness Planning Council (1993 – 1997)

  • US Department of Justice:  Lead psychiatrist, Investigation of state hospitals in Georgia (2007 – 2009)

Recent and Selected Publications:

Named as co-section editor for 5th Edition of Tasman’s Psychiatry, section on “Prevention, Systems of Care, and Psychosocial Aspects of Treatment.”  In preparation.

Feldman, JM. Achieving Mental Health Equity:  Community Psychiatry. In Stewart, AJ, Shim, RS (Eds.) Achieving Mental Health Equity.  Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 43. 511-524.,4QFJBKCu

GAP Committee on Psychiatry and the Community (all committee members contributed to the manuscript). Minkoff, K, Feldman, JM (Eds). Getting to the Ideal Health Crisis System:  Essential Elements, Measurable Standards, and Best Practices. In preparation.

Sowers, W, McQuistion, H, Ranz, J, Runnels, P, Feldman, JM  (Eds.)  Textbook of Community Psychiatry (2nd Edition).  New York City, NY: Springer, In preparation.

Sowers, W, McQuistion, H, Ranz, Feldman, JM (eds.) Handbook of Community Psychiatry. New York, NY: Springer, 2012.

GAP Committee on Psychiatry and the Community (all committee members including myself contributed to the book). People with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System. Arlington, VA: APPI, 2016.

Feldman, JM.  Chronic Mental Illness.  In Ruiz, P, Primm, A (Eds.) Disparities in Psychiatric Care: Clinical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives.  Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Williams, 2009.

Feldman, J, Goldfinger, S.  HIV/AIDS Among the HomelessIn Fernendez D, Ruiz, P (Eds.) Psychiatric Aspects of HIV/AIDS, First Edition. New York, NY: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2006.

Feldman, JM, Keltner, NL  Culture, Ethnicity, and Psychopharmacology.  In Keltner, NL, Folks, DG (Eds.)  Psychotropic Drugs, 4th Edition.  St. Louis, MO:  Elsevier Press, 2005.

GAP Committee on Psychiatry and the Community (all committee members including myself contributed to the booklet).  Now That We Are Listening: Psychiatrists Report on Letters to Dear Abby from People with Schizophrenia, 2000.

Feldman, MD, Feldman, JM,  Stranger Than Fiction: When Our Minds Betray Us. Washington, D.C.: APPI, 1998.


Over 140 presentations on topics including: Community Psychiatry; Expanding Medicaid (to Alabama State legislators); People with Mental Illness in the CJ system; Crisis Systems; Building the IPS into a Meeting of the Future; Leveraging Intergenerational Differences and Strengths in Developing Psychiatric Leaders; NAMI: Understanding the First Person and Family Experience; #MeToo:  Women Patients and Female Psychiatrists:  Evolution in Empowerment 1844-1944; Recovery (many different iterations);  Increasing Your Chances of Publishing; What to Expect in a Psychiatry Emergency Room; State of Mental Health in Alabama; Changes to Approaches in Early Psychosis; Family View and Impact of Mass Violence; Health Care Reform and Psychiatry; Shared Decision Making; Prenatal and Postpartum Depression; Advances in the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression in Women; Public Mental Health Systems; Pros and Cons of Polypharmacy; Perinatal Depression; Evolving Treatment in Schizophrenia; Adherence; Treatment for Bipolar Disorder; Medicare Part D/Medicare Modernization Act (with Sam Muszniski of APA); Womens’ Mental Health; Picasso’s Bulls and Public Psychiatry: Moving From Vision to Reality; New Freedom Commission Report; Mental Health Courts; Managed Care and the Seriously Mentally Ill; CQI; Presented at APA meetings, fall meetings of the APA; Alabama Psychiatric Physicians meetings, invited grand rounds and conferences across the United States, to NAMI groups (local, state, and national meetings), local and regional hospitals, US Psychiatric Congress, and International Conferences (Korea)