Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

E. Cabrina Campbell, M.D.

Training Director

E. Cabrina Campbell

E. Cabrina Campbell, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.  She is the Director of the Residency Program  and the Vice-Chair for Education for the Penn Department of Psychiatry.  Dr. Campbell formerly served for years as Director of Acute Psychiatry at the Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia.  Her research interest is in schizophrenia co-occurring with substance use disorders.  She has procured grant funding and published in this area, as well as in the area of the pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia.

 Dr. Campbell graduated with distinction from Hendrix College and subsequently received her medical doctorate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  Dr. Campbell completed her residency training in psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  In her final year, she was appointed Chief Resident and then joined the faculty in the Perelman School of Medicine.  She was the Director of Psychiatry Clerkship for many years.  In this role, she co-authored the seminal paper "Standards for Psychiatry Clerkship Directors."  In addition, she co-chaired the national task force to develop learning objectives for medical students in the psychiatry curriculum.

 Dr. Campbell is known for her compassion and dedication to patients, students, residents, and other trainees.  She is described as a champion of patient care.  Dr. Campbell has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards including two Humanism and Medicine Awards; one was given by the Association of American Medical Colleges and another by Penn Medicine.  The American Psychiatric Association selected her for the Roeske Award and she has received the coveted University-wide Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Teaching Award.

Dr. Campbell is a member of the inaugural class of the Academy of Master Clinicians.  In the Perelman School of Medicine, she has received the following teaching awards:  Blockley-Osler, Penn Med Minority Hall of Fame, The Robert Dunning Memorial Award, an award for excellence in teaching in graduate medical education.  She is a faculty inductee to Alpha Omega Alpha, as well as the Arnold P Gold Foundation.  Dr. Campbell is very grateful to have won four Penn Pearl teaching awards.  In the psychiatry department, she has been the recipient of the Earl D. Bond Award and she has been selected five times for the Albert Stunkard Award, given by the graduating residency class each year. 

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