Moreland-Capuia, Alisha

Alisha Moreland-Capuia

Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia (Dr. AMC) graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in biological sciences and minor in urban studies. She earned a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed four years of residency training in psychiatry and a fellowship in addiction medicine, both at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She is the founder and director of the Institute for Trauma-Informed Systems Change at McLean/Harvard, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Affiliate Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at OHSU School of Medicine. 

She is an expert in trauma-informed systems change and has trained over 250 unique systems spanning not-for-profit organizations, education, criminal justice, healthcare, and government(s) (state, federal and international) in trauma-informed practices, approaches and systems change.

She is a member of the American College of Psychiatrists. Dr. AMC built Healing Hurt People-Portland (HHP), a trauma-informed, hospital-based, community-focused youth violence prevention program. Her trauma-informed efforts are global as she works in Angola, Africa at their family clinic Centro Medico Bom Samaritano and is the co-founder of The Capuia Foundation.  

Dr. AMC is the sole author of Training for Change: Transforming Systems to be Trauma-Informed, Culturally Responsive, and Neuroscientifically Focused (2019) and The Trauma of Racism: Exploring the People and Systems Fear Built (2021).