Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Inclusion

Sheritta Strong, MD


Dr. Sheritta Strong is an award-winning distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and an adult psychiatrist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  As a leader in medical student education, she is the psychiatry director of the Neurosciences Course at UNMC.  She is an Omaha native, and her hometown is where she received her training, including her post-graduate education that consisted of her residency at the Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry training program. 

In her many roles at UNMC, she is the faculty advisor and mentor to Graduates and Professionals Representing Achievement, Diversity and Service, a peer-mentoring group; a founding member of I-AM-HOME, the Interdisciplinary Association of Minority Health Professionals of the Omaha Metropolitan Area; and past faculty board chair and psychiatry director of SHARING, the UNMC student-run free clinics. Dr. Strong also provides psychiatric care at the Charles Drew Health Center. 

Nationally, she served on a panel for women’s inclusivity, BraveEnough, and co-led a workshop on microaggressions at the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry in Portland, Maine.  She also served on a regional panel for the Central Area of the Omaha Chapter of Links Inc. to discuss ways to cope during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Dr. Strong has received several awards locally and nationally, including the Urban League of Omaha Health Award, the Omaha Chapter of the National Coalition of Negro Women’s (NCNW) Women in Medicine Award, the UNMC’s Alumni Early Career Achievement Award, and the American Psychiatric Association’s Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Award. 

She is a member of the University of Nebraska Diversity Officer’s Collaborative, Nebraska Psychiatric Society, the National Medical Association, the Omaha Chapter of Links Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.  In her spare time, she enjoys nature by walking her dog, attends group dance exercise classes, and spends time with her husband and teenage sons.