“Social (In)Justice and Mental Health” | Greenfield Memorial Lecture: Ruth S. Shim, MD, MPH
October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021
RECEPTION 6:30 – 7:30PM
DISCOVERY BUILDING | H.F. DELUCA FORUM
330 N ORCHARD ST, MADISON, WI 53715
*** Free & Open to the Public ***
– CEU’s are available for attendees –
RUTH S. SHIM, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Dean of Diverse and Inclusive Education
Director of Cultural Psychiatry
Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry
University of California-Davis
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE AND MENTAL HEALTH
Injustice is the main driver of mental health inequities and poor mental health outcomes, and yet, few understand the outsized role that social injustice plays in the identification, diagnosis, and management of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This presentation will examine key concepts associated with social injustice, provide clear examples of how social injustice manifests in our mental health care system, and discuss strategies for achieving social justice and mental health equity in our communities and institutions.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Ruth 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 serves on the editorial boards of JAMA Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, Community Mental Health Journal, and American Psychiatric Publishing, and is co-editor of the books, The Social Determinants of Mental Health, and the recently published, Social (In)Justice and Mental Health. She 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.
Dr. Shim received her MD from Emory University School of Medicine; her MPH in Health Policy from the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; and her BS in Psychology from the College of William & Mary.
- To define social justice, the social determinants of mental health, and mental health inequities
- To consider how social injustice contributes to mental health inequities
- To discuss solutions to achieving social justice in mental health