Sheritta Strong, MD

Sheritta Strong, MDAssistant Professor

For Patient Appointments Call 402.552.6007

Clinic Practice Location:
Poynter Hall 42nd and Dewey, SW corner, 5th floor

Charles Drew Health Center
2915 Grant Street
Consultant in Psychiatry

Academic Office:
985575 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-5575
Phone 402.552.6002

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Doctor of Medicine, 2004

Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry Training Program
Resident, 2008

Hospital Appointments:
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha VA Medical Center
Creighton University Medical Center

Biographical Sketch:
As the Director for Inclusion, Dr. Sheritta A. Strong is the Chief Diversity Officer who is leading the University of Nebraska Medical Center to inclusive excellence.  As an award-winning Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, she is an adult psychiatrist at UNMC and a leader in medical student education as a Co-Director of the Neurosciences Course in the College of Medicine.  She is an Omaha Native and her hometown is where she received her training, including her post-graduate education that consisted of residency at the Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry training program. 

In her many roles at UNMC, she is the Chair of the UNMC Inclusion and Equity Council, the faculty advisor and mentor to G.R.A.D.S., which is an inclusive, campus-wide, peer-mentoring group, a founding member of I.A.M.H.O.M.E. (diverse group of faculty, staff, and students), past faculty board chair and psychiatry director for the UNMC student-run free (S.H.A.R.I.N.G.) clinics and provides psychiatric care at the local community health clinic, The Charles Drew Health Center. 

Nationally, Dr. Strong was a panelist for the American Psychiatric Assocation’s Town Hall on racism, moderated a virtual town hall in 2020 on racism for the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education (ADMSEP), co-led multiple workshops including the topic of microaggressions at the ADMSEP, and she served on a panel for women’s diversity in medicine at the BraveEnough conference with nationally well-known speakers.  She was a guest on the Growth Edge Leadership podcast to discuss “Quelling Fear Amid Uncertainty”.  Also, in 2020, she served on a regional panel for the Central Area of the Omaha Chapter Links, Incorporated to discuss ways to cope during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Furthermore, Dr. Strong has received several awards locally and nationally including the Urban League of Omaha Health Award in 2020-2021, 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, M.D. Educational Award.   In the Department of Psychiatry, she has honored with the Flint and Steel Awards for Educational Excellence; and, in 2021, with the Reba Benschoter Inspirational Leadership Award. 

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