Dr. L. Jeannine Bookhardt-Murray received her medial degree from University
of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Upon completion of medical school
she headed east for internship and residency at Columbia University at
Harlem Hospital Center. Upon completion of her residency in 1987 she joined
Columbia University staff as a clinical instructor and attending physician
in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry. She also accepted a position
as an Adjunct Professor with City University Sophie Davis Biomedical Program
in the Department of Pharmacology. She is a dedicated physician and teacher.
Her desire to become more involved in primary care and disease prevention
inspired her to look for a position with a community health center. She
accepted the position of Associate Medical Director at Morris Heights
Health Center in 1997. Upon joining the staff at MHHC she soon took on
additional positions as Clinical Director of HIV Services, and the Director
of Adult Medicine.
In addition to her administrative duties she has a very busy practice,
which focuses on the care of adults with chronic illnesses such as HIV
infection, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Depression.
Dr. Bookhardt-Murray is also a consultant to the Office of the Medical
Director at the AIDS Institute, a branch of the New York State Department
of Health. She was the lead author on the chapter of HIV Antiretroviral
Side Effects published in the HIV Quality of Care Guideline. She is a
peer reviewer for numerous publications on the topic of HIV and AIDS.
She is very much involved in setting standards for the identification
of mental health disorders in patients seeking care in the primary care sector.