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Retired Clinical Psychologist Lowery Mourned

Dr. Henri Alice Lowery

Dr. Henri Alice Lowery

Retired clinical psychologist Dr. Henri Alice Lowery died Apr. 17 at age 86, following a protracted illness. 

Born Apr. 12, 1937, in Saltillo, Tenn., Lowery attended Tennessee State University (then called Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State University), an HBCU (historically Black college or university) in Nashville. At TSU, she was a university scholar and completed her undergraduate degree in psychology with highest distinction. In 1960, her studies at TSU culminated with a master of science degree in experimental psychology.

After completing graduate and clinical psychology work at George Washington University, she joined the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), becoming a published scholar and lecturer on the treatment and rehabilitation of people with severe mental disorders. She coauthored papers on diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia and community mental health programs.

Before retirement in 1992, Lowery directed the NIMH program on the treatment and rehabilitation of people with schizophrenia, administered the NIMH Treatment of Depression Collaborative Research Program and served as consultant to the World Health Organization.

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