University Seminar on Global Mental Health: The Importance of Representation in Mental Health Care for Adolescents Living with HIV

Date(s) - Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am


Date: February 16  9AM-10AM Eastern Time / 4pm-5pm Central Africa Time

Speaker: Dr. Merrian Brooks

Pediatrician and Adolescent Medicine Specialist

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Event Description: Dr. Brooks will discuss her adaptation of the Friendship Bench Intervention for adolescents living with HIV and the incorporation and training of near peer lay counselors. She will also discuss the role of implicit bias and poor cultural responsiveness in patient care and minority physician experience in medicine from both a global and local perspective.

This event is open to both the Columbia Community and the Public. Registration in advance is required.

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All questions can be directed to Columbia University Global Mental Health Programs: [email protected]