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Adriana Hermida

Adriana P. Hermida, MD, United States
President-Elect (2024-2025)

Dr. Adriana P. Hermida is a Professor at Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. In addition to her role as the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Director, she holds the positions of Geriatric Outpatient Clinic Director and Chief of the Geriatric Division.
Dr. Hermida's involvement in national and international psychiatric organizations reflects her dedication to advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches to address psychiatric challenges. Actively engaged in the International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation (ISEN), the leading organization for ECT and other forms of neurostimulation, Dr. Hermida chaired the Scientific Program during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. As President, she oversaw the successful execution of the 2021 and 2022 annual meetings. Dr. Hermida's commitment to fostering the next generation of psychiatrists is evident in her initiation and leadership of the first ISEN International Mentoring Trainee Award. This program, designed to connect promising young psychiatrists with international senior experts, highlights her dedication to professional development and mentorship. Additionally, her efforts in revising membership fees based on income showcase her commitment to inclusivity and accessibility in the field. As the President of ISEN, Dr. Hermida has played a pivotal role in shaping the organization's trajectory through strategic planning and implementing new programs. She holds a position within the National Network for Depression Centers (NNDC) as a board member. In this capacity, she has been part of ECT and Geriatric Psychiatry task groups, contributing to and leading publications in both fields.
At Emory University, she leads the Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic and actively contributes to the Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) team, earning recognition such as the Distinguished Clinician Award and acknowledgment as a Top Atlanta Doc for Geriatric Psychiatry. In her role as the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Director, Dr. Hermida has set a benchmark for excellence. Her commitment to interdisciplinary care, rich educational experiences, and a bio-psycho-sociocultural approach distinguishes the program and nurtures the next generation of psychiatrists.
Dr. Hermida's scholarly pursuits encompass a wide range, from neurostimulation therapies to comprehensive evaluation models for Parkinson's disease. She has published numerous scientific papers, review articles, and book chapters and has presented at multiple international meetings. Her groundbreaking work on innovative cognitive tools for assessing memory side effects during ECT and research on ECT for agitation and aggression in dementia reflect her dedication to advancing the understanding and treatment of complex psychiatric conditions.
Prof. Adriana P. Hermida brings a wealth of experience, a proven leadership track record, and an unwavering commitment to advancing geriatric psychiatry on a global scale. Her vision, compassion, and dedication position her as an ideal candidate to contribute to the mission and goals of the organization, advocating for the well-being of the geriatric population worldwide.


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