Structural Racism and Health:
How Communities Promote
Equity and Healing


9th Annual MGH Public and Community Psychiatry Spring Symposium

Mar 17, 2021
1-4pm EST

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Structural Racism and Health:
How Communities Promote Equity and Healing


 

The 9th Annual MGH Public and Community Psychiatry Spring Symposium continues our tradition of convening faculty and trainees, community leaders and partners, and people with lived experience to:

  • Showcase ongoing projects and research
  • Explicitly talk about racism and its relationship to health and mental health inequities
  • Generate actionable steps to promote equity

Meet our Featured Speakers


 

Reverend Liz Walker

Reverend Liz Walker is a minister, award-winning journalist, and activist for community healing and cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue. She serves as the Senior Pastor of Roxbury Presbyterian Church. Her leadership helped launch the Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing: an innovative program that addresses the epidemic of post-traumatic stress in a low-income African American community increases community awareness of PTSD, improves access to mental health services, and promotes community healing. A former journalist, she is the first black woman to co-anchor a newscast in Boston. She has been inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame and is the recipient of two Emmy Awards. She is a voice of healing and of hope.
Michael A. Curry, Esq.

Michael A. Curry, Esq, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Past President of the Boston NAACP, and a Board member of the National NAACP. He has been recognized locally and nationally for his leadership in health care policy. He is currently working on addressing the various inequities of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on our communities. He serves on both city and state COVID-19 task forces and advisory boards focused on these issues and is responsible for coordinating the community health center response to this public health crisis, working with the state’s Attorney General’s Office, EOHHS, various municipalities, and Partners In Health.

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Agenda

All times are in Eastern Standard Time

 



Poster Session

1:00-2:00 PM

1:00-1:25
Poster Viewing

1:25-2:00
Winning Poster Presentations


Speaking Program

2:00-4:00 PM

2:00-2:15
Welcome and Introduction

2:15-2:45
Reverend Liz Walker

2:45-3:15
Attorney Michael Curry

3:15-3:45
Discussion and Q&A

3:45-4:00
Wrap up

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Public and Community Psychiatry Leadership


 


Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH

Associate Chief for Public and Community Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS


Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FACLP

Co-Director, MGH Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS


Luana Marques, PhD

Director, Community Psychiatry PRIDE
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS


Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH

Director, MGH Psychiatry Gender Identity Program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS


David Beckmann, MD, MPH

Director, Child Community Psychiatry
Instructor in Psychiatry, HMS


Cori Cather, PhD

Director, MGH Center for Psychosocial and Systemic Research
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS


Sam Dotson, MD

Public and Community Psychiatry Chief Resident


Elizabeth Smith

Administrative Assistant, MGH Public and Community Psychiatry