Dr. Ayana Jordan Receives the First ASAM DEI Award

Ayana Jordan

Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, has been selected by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) to be the first recipient of ASAM’s Award for the Promotion of Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Justice in Addiction Medicine. This award recognizes and honors an individual whose work in the area of injustice related to addiction care has improved the lives of people with addiction disorders who have been the object of discrimination, injustice, exclusion, or persecution. The presentation of the award will occur at the ASAM Annual Conference in Washington, DC, in April, 2023.

Dr. Jordan is a Research Psychiatrist in NKI’s Social Solutions and Services Division. She is also the Barbara Wilson Endowed Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, with a secondary appointment in Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and Pillar Co-Lead for Community Engagement at NYU Langone’s Institute for Excellence in Health Equity.