L. Joy Houston served as an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center before joining SIU Medicine. She also served as Program Director for the adult psychiatry residency program there and as Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service. She completed her medical degree (2004) and residency in psychiatry (2008) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS (2000).
The Hattiesburg, MS, native is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, the Association for Academic Psychiatry, and the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, where she currently holds a role on their Executive Council. She has also served as a member of the Psychiatry Milestones 2.0 Work Group for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Houston’s educational interests include graduate medical education, curriculum development and evaluation, adult learning, and mentoring.
Education & training
Macaluso, M., Kinzie, M., Cowley, D., Houston, L. J., DeJong, S., Janssen, F., ... & Aronowitz, J. (2020). The Psychiatry Milestones 2.0: How Did We Get from 1.0 to 2.0 and What Can Users Expect?. Academic Psychiatry, 1-6.
Schumacher, J.A., Williams, D.C., Madson, M.B., McAfee, N.W., Bagge, C.L., Konkle-Parker, D., Paul, I.A., & Houston, L. J. (2020). Multidimensional evaluation of screening brief intervention and referral to treatment training for Medical Students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 44(S1), 181A. [Also presented as a virtual poster presentation].
Gleason, S.H., Schumacher, J.A., Houston, L.J., Ladner, M.E., Williams, D.A. (2019). Top 10 Facts You Should Know about Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol Use Disorders. Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, 50(8), 244-245.
Anand, S. A., Houston, L. J., Avent, L. C., & Glenn, T. (2019). Outpatient Group Art Therapy in a Psychiatry Residency Program. Art Therapy, 36(1), 5-14.
2020 - Clinical Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center
2020 - Shining Star Award, Group on Women in Medicine and Science, University of Mississippi Medical Center Chapter
2019 - Trailblazer Teaching Award, School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center
2018 - Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
2017 - Didactic Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center