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Laura Black, MD

I joined the child & adolescent psychiatry faculty at UW in fall 2020. I am from Seattle originally, and my first job prior to medical training was in community health, working as a Spanish interpreter and health disparities research assistant at Sea Mar Community Health Centers. I attended medical school at the University of Washington where I completed the Hispanic Health Pathway, receiving the Hearst Scholar Award and Roger Rosenblatt Community Medicine Award for a project focused on food insecurity among migrant farmworkers in Central Washington State. I went on to complete general psychiatric residency at New York University where I worked at Bellevue Hospital, Gouverneur Health’s Latino Bicultural Clinic, and completed a fellowship in psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY). I finished child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Washington, with an emphasis in DBT training. Currently, my time is split between Echo Glen Children’s Center, working with justice-involved youth, and the CALMA Clinic which is a newly forming bilingual psychiatric clinic at SCH South in Federal Way. I also serve on the Access to Care subcommittee of the division’s Equity Task Force. Community mental health and psychotherapy (psychodynamic, DBT) are my core interests. At UW, my goal is to build partnerships between academic medicine and community mental health, and together create and advocate for systems that center the voices and needs of the community.


B.A., Spanish Language and Literature, Western Washington University (2008)
M.D., University of Washington (2015)
General Psychiatry Residency, New York University (2018)
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship (2020)

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Echo Glen School – Washington State Department
South CALMA Clinic (Child & Adolescent Latino Mental Health Assessment & Treatment) – Seattle Children’s Hospital

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