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Alvin F. Poussaint

Alvin F. PoussaintAKA Alvin Francis Poussaint

Born: 15-May-1934
Birthplace: Harlem, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Doctor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Child-rearing expert

Script consultant for The Cosby Show.

Father: Christopher Poussaint (printer/typographer)
Mother: Harriet Johnston
Brother: Kenneth (d. 1975 meningitis)
Wife: (div.)
Wife: Tina Inez Young (m. 5-Dec-1992, div., one daughter)
Daughter: Alison (b. 16-Nov-1999)
Wife: Ann Ashmore (one son)
Son: Alan

    High School: Stuyvesant High School, New York City, NY (1952)
    University: Columbia University (1956)
    Medical School: MD, Cornell University (1960)
    Scholar: Chief Resident in Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA (1964-65)
    Administrator: Tufts Medical School
    Administrator: Director of Student Affairs, Harvard Medical School (1975-78)

    American Psychiatric Association Life Fellow
    Obama for America

Author of books:
Raising Black Children (1992, nonfiction, with James P. Comer)
Lay My Burden Down: Unraveling Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis among African-Americans (2000, nonfiction, with Amy Alexander)


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