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Dr. Jean-Marie Kokou-Abi

Dr. Kokou-Abi is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. He obtained a master’s degree and a doctorate in nursing practice from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. His doctoral project addressed polypharmacy of anxiety medications at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Dr. Kokou-Abi uses a compassionate approach to his psychiatric practice and has an extensive experience with patients with mood and thought disorders, and anxiety. His other research interests include substance abuse treatment, stigma reduction regarding psychiatric care, and improving access to mental health care for the underserved.

Beside his clinical practice, Dr. Kokou-Abi is a clinical assistant professor in the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program at The University of Texas at Houston's Cizik School of Nursing.

Dr. Kokou-Abi enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, and watching The Office to unwind.

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