Social (In)Justice and Mental Health
The Department of Psychiatry is delighted to welcome Ruth Shim, MD, MPH as our special guest for the Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series on January 28, 2022 Dr. Shim is the Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis. She also serves as Associate Dean of Diverse and Inclusive Education at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.
Dr. Shim received a Master of Public Health degree in health policy from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and earned her medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine.. Her research focuses on mental health disparities and inequities, and she provides clinical psychiatric care in the UC Davis Early Diagnosis and Preventative Treatment (EDAPT) Clinic. Dr. Shim is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association for Community Psychiatry. She also serves on the Research and Evaluation Committee of the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. Additionally, Dr. Shim serves on the editorial boards of JAMA Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, Community Mental Health Journal, and American Psychiatric Publishing. Dr. Shim is a former fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program, and an at-large member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.
In her lecture Dr. Shim will discuss the relationship between social justice and mental health is multi-faceted, complex, and has significant implications – not only for individual patients, but also for society. Certain segments of our population (especially people with serious mental illnesses) disproportionately experience striking inequities and disparities in health outcomes. Furthermore, people who have serious mental illness have an increased vulnerability to the deep-rooted inequities in major systems such as housing, criminal justice, and healthcare. This presentation aims to introduce mental health practitioners to important concepts related to social justice and to the role of social injustice in perpetuating these inequities.
Our lectures will take place via Zoom due to current COVID19 safety guidelines.
Participate via Zoom. Click on this Zoom link; Meeting ID: 931 3696 7224; Passcode: 566242.
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