Friday, May 25, 2018

Join NLBHA for a webinar on Advancing Health Care for Multicultural Populations

Join NLBHA for a webinar on
Advancing Health Care for Multicultural Populations
When: May 30, 2018 @ 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Despite decades of disparities research, racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare persist. National data and research findings will inform and bring attention to critical issues that can help advance healthcare for multicultural populations.
Margarita Alegría
Professor @Department of Medicine & Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Chief @Disparities Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Since 2004, Alegría has been a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, obtaining a dual appointment in the Department of Medicine in 2016. For 14 years prior, Alegría served as a Professor in the Graduate School of Public Health and as the Director of the Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research at the University of Puerto Rico. In the summer of 2015, she became the Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital (formerly the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research at Cambridge Health Alliance, 2002-2015). Alegría’s research focuses on the improvement of health care services delivery for diverse racial and ethnic populations, conceptual and methodological issues with multicultural populations, and ways to bring the community’s perspective into the design and implementation of health services. In October 2011, she was elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine in acknowledgement of her scientific contributions to her field. She has also been a recipient of notable awards, such as the Mental Health Section Award by the American Public Health Association (2003), the Health Disparities Innovation Award by the National Institutes of Minority Health (2008), and the Simone Bolivar Award by the American Psychiatry Association (2009).

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