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Mental Health Equity Grand Rounds

During the Summer of 2021, the Department of Psychiatry and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presented a series of virtual talks via Zoom on the topic of mental health equity, supported in part by a grant from the American Psychiatric Association Foundation and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

June 15

"Strengthening Minoritized Communities by Providing Culturally-Informed Treatment for Substance Use Disorders"

Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD 
Associate Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. Addiction Psychiatrist and Attending Physician, CT Mental Health Center.

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July 6

"Native American Mental Health"

Kelly M. Clougher, Ph.D.
Associate Director, University Counseling Service, University of Iowa

Elleh Driscoll, BA
Research Assistant, The Native Center for Behavioral Health  

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July 13

"Immigration Law and Policies’ Effect on Family Mental Health"
Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Lozano Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health San Antonio

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July 20

"DSM-5 Outline for Cultural Formulation and Cultural Formulation Interview: Tools for Culturally Competent Care"
Francis Lu, MD, DLFAPA
Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, UC Davis

July 27: This presentation is being rescheduled. New date and time to be announced.

"Beyond Ramps and Parking Spaces"
Marc Hines
Associate Director of Community Outreach and Advocacy, UIHC Intellectual Disability-Mental Illness Program.

Pixie Plummer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UIHC Intellectual Disability-Mental Illness Program


August 3

"Providing Quality Mental Health Care to Refugee and Immigrant Populations"
Alyssa Clayden, LISW, PhD candidate
University of Iowa School of Social Work

Kevo Rivera, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, UIHC

August 10

"LGBTQ Mental Health"
Eric Yarbrough, MD, DFAPA
Medical Director, Gay Men's Health Crisis

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August 24

"Social (In)Justice and Mental Health"
Sarah Y. Vinson, MD
Psychiatrist, Lorio Psych Group

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