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June 16, 2021

In Memoriam: James C. Harris, MD

Author Affiliations
  • 1Editor Emeritus, JAMA Psychiatry
  • 2Editor, JAMA Psychiatry
  • 3Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts
JAMA Psychiatry. 2021;78(8):823. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.1318

It is with great sadness that we report the death of James Harris, MD (November 6, 1940-April 5, 2021), who served as the editor of arts and images in psychiatry for the Archives of General Psychiatry and its successor JAMA Psychiatry for more than a decade (2002-2014). He leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Catherine DeAngelis, MD, a professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medical School and past editor in chief of JAMA.

Jim was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but raised in Washington, DC. After graduating from the University of Maryland (1962), he received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine (1966). He subsequently completed residencies in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and then joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in psychiatry, rising to the rank of professor in 1997.

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