Hilton Garden Inn
85 Glastonbury Blvd
Glastonbury, CT 06033
8:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013
Health | Wellness,
Description: This workshop examines the unique circumstances that impede the successful delivery of health care services to African Americans and approaches to improving the delivery of preventive services to this population. Topics to be explored embrace both physical health care issues and behavioral health care issues and include childhood obesity, diabetes, asthma, environmental risks, and patterns of family behavior. These workshops will highlight the latest research and public health initiatives to promote the health of African Americans.Instructors: Dr. Robert Hampton received his B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College in 1988. He did his graduate work in Psychology at University of Toronto, completing his M.A. in 1990 and his Ph.D. in 1995. He continued his training at the National Institute of Mental Health as a Training Fellow from 1996 to 2000 and a Research Fellow from 2000 to 2004.Dr. Frieda Hopkins Outlaw is Director, Meharry Youth Wellness Center, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee. She brings to this position over 40 years of experience as a clinician, researcher, educator, and policy maker in public mental health. For eight years, she was Assistant Commissioner, Division of Special Populations and Minority Services and the Chief Nurse for five Regional Mental Health Institutes in the Tennessee Department of Mental Health. Before that, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. In that role she provided clinical expertise in the delivery of culturally appropriate behavioral health care in an integrated primary health setting, a University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing community practice. She has written extensively in the areas of cultural diversity, management of aggression, and the role of religion, spirituality, and the meaning of prayer for people with cancer and most recently in children’s mental health and abuse of alcohol and non-medical use of prescription drugs by the elderly.Dr. M. Kathleen Figaro is a clinical fellow in endocrinology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Having been an assistant professor in internal medicine for several years, she acquired additional training in endocrinology in order to better advocate for patients with diabetes as well as to continue to participate in policy development and implementation related to diabetes. She is interested in diabetes outcomes, most specifically surgical outcomes. While actively involved in diabetes research, she hopes to engage in analysis and clinical implementation that will serve to improve the health of all people with diabetesDr. Michelle Cloutier is a Western European Analyst for ICM Global Intelligence.She holds her Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Toronto.She has a thorough knowledge of the European and international telecommunications regulatory environments, and has done comparative research on North America and Europe.Dr. Cloutier has interviewed top-level officials in the European Union's Council of Ministers, European Parliament and European Commission.She has taught European politics at McMaster University, and international relations and international law at the University of Toronto.She became a Phi Beta Kappa in 1985, and twice received the prestigious Sir Val Duncan Research Fellowship from the Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto.Dr. Reginald Simmons is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Central Connecticut State University where he specializes in juvenile delinquency prevention, youth development, and culturally-responsive intervention. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Prairie View A&M University, an M.A. in Community-Agency Counseling from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical and Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Simmons also completed a pre and post-doctoral fellowship with the Yale University Department of Psychiatry.
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