How SES, Race and Ethnicity Effect Health Outcomes and What to Do About It: Research on Minority Health Disparities
12:00 - 2:00 (Lunch will be served)
2168 Rayburn House Office Building (The Gold Room)
Norman B. Anderson, Ph.D. --- Dr. Anderson is a professor of health and social behavior at Harvard University's School of Public Health. He is the former Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Anderson will moderate the program.
Hector Myers, Ph.D. --- Dr. Myers is a professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. He will speak about the biobehavioral effects on health outcomes, especially the role that stress plays in how race and ethnicity "get under the skin" to affect health.
David R. Williams, Ph.D --- Dr. Williams is a professor of sociology and a senior research scientist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Dr. Williams also serves as a faculty associate in the African American Mental Health Research Center and the Center for AfroAmerican and African Studies also at Michigan. His primary research interest is in the determinants of socioeconomic and racial variations in health.
Jeanne Miranda, Ph.D --- Dr. Miranda is an Associate Professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. She will discuss the sociocultural aspects of psychotherapy. Dr. Miranda believes that it is critical that we learn more effective ways providing mental health care to minority groups. Research has shown that while barriers exist to minorities' access to mental health services, once they engage such services they have outcomes similar to white patients.
American Psychological Association
Consortium of Social Science Associations
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
National Association of Social Workers
Please RSVP to Eva Vega, (202) 336-6062 by Friday, June 23 at 3 pm.