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UW Psychiatry Grand Rounds | Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., PhD

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

Racism and Health Equity: Black Mental Health Matters 

Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., PhD


This presentation will address the topic of racism and mental health, with a focus on Black American populations. I will  introduce some of the most current and pressing challenges relevant to Black American mental health and describe current and future research incorporating biological perspectives and using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least 3 current challenges impacting the mental health of Black Americans
  2. Name and describe at least 3 mechanisms by which racism impacts the mental health of Black Americans
  3. Identify 3 clinical strategies that may enhance current mental health interventions and outcomes for Black Americans experiencing poor mental health

About the Speaker:

Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., PhD is a Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Associate Director of the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center. Dr. Neblett is one of the leading U.S. scholars in the area of racism and health, with a particular focus on understanding how racism-related stress influences the mental and physical health of African American young people. In his newest line of research, he conducts community-based participatory research with an eye toward developing and implementing interventions, programs, and policies that can: 1) address the mental health consequences of individual, cultural, and structural racism; 2) improve health; and 3) promote health equity. Dr. Neblett’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He teaches courses on race, ethnicity, and mental health and population health determinants and disparities, and he serves on the Society for Research on Adolescence Executive Council and as an Associate Editor for Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. In 2021, he was named the inaugural recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health James Jackson Memorial Award, and in 2017, he was awarded the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring. Dr. Neblett earned his Sc.B. from Brown University and his M.S. from The Pennsylvania State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2006.

Reading List: 

  1. Racism and Health: Challenges and Future Directions in Behavioral and Psychological Research
  2. Forms of Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Suicidal Ideation: A Prospective Examination of African American and Latinx Youth
  3. The Influence of Internalized Racism on the Relationship Between Discrimination and Anxiety
  4. The Clarion Call of the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Medical Education Can Mitigate Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Webex Information:
Event address for attendees: https://uwmadison.webex.com/uwmadison/onstage/g.php?MTID=e224fd7dce7f5589e10580dc402cdd05f
Date and time: Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 pm
Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Event number: 120 982 3440
Event password: Neblett (6325388 from phones)
Video Address: 1209823440@uwmadison.webex.com
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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 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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