Community Healers & Collaborators


Dr. Kira Hudson-Banks

Resident Psychologist

Dr. Kira Banks has been working to support individuals and groups to understand themselves, others and systems of oppression for over 20 years. She co-founded the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity at Saint Louis University, where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. Banks’ research examines the experience of discrimination, its impact on mental health and intergroup relations. Her courses have ranged from Abnormal Psychology to the Psychology of Racism. Banks has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed outlets. She has also contributed to The Harvard Business Review and popular media outlets such as ssEssence, The Guardian, and The Atlantic.