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UW Psychiatry Grand Rounds | “Dismantling Structural Racism in Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities” Ruth S. Shim, MD, MPH

October 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

OCTOBER 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
WisPIC Commons Room
6001 Research Park Blvd

Webex Information:https://uwmadison.webex.com/uwmadison/j.php?MTID=m9058be95daf57de6cb5751368e4f9d7a



Dismantling Structural Racism in Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities

Associate Dean of Diverse and Inclusive Education
Director of Cultural Psychiatry
Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry
University of California-Davis



Structural racism is the main driver of mental health inequities and poor mental health outcomes, and yet, few understand the outsized role that structural racism plays in the identification, diagnosis, and management of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This presentation will examine key concepts associated with structural racism, provide clear examples of how structural racism manifests in our mental health care system, and discuss strategies for dismantling structural racism in our communities and institutions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define key concepts associated with structural racism and community mental health
  2. Evaluate the evidence base of the impact of structural racism on behavioral health outcomes
  3. Identify solutions to dismantle structural racism in community mental health

About the Speaker: 

Ruth Shim, MDDr. 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 PsychiatryPsychiatric ServicesCommunity 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.

Reading List: 

  1. To Achieve Mental Health Equity, Dismantle Social Injustice (Scientific American)

  2. Dismantling Structural Racism in Mental Health (AJP)

Webex Information:

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 12:00 pm | 1 hour 15 minutes | (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 2622 898 8784
Password: SHIM (7446 from phones)

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.125 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1.25 hours.


October 21, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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