Sidney Hankerson is passionate about helping you become your “best self.” Dr. Hankerson has joined the faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Community Engagement in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of Mental Health Equity Research at the Institute for Health Equity Research (IHER) in the Department of Population Health Science and Policy.

Previously,  Dr. Hankerson was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He conducts research to train clergy how to counsel depressed community members. He earned over $800,000 in grant support for his studies.

Originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia, Dr. Hankerson developed an interest in Psychology at the University of Virginia. He then traveled South to receive his Medical Degree (MD) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Since moving to New York City, Dr. Hankerson has become an active member of The Journey Church. He has traveled to East London, South Africa on multiple occasions to help children impacted by HIV/AIDS. When out of the office, he is an avid NBA and college football fan and loves trying new restaurants in the City.