Department of Psychiatry

Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (CDIB)

We envision a culturally humble mental healthcare community working to create a more just and equitable world where all can thrive to their fullest potential.

Our Mission

Guided by the inherent dignity and integrity of every human being, we strive to promote an inclusive mental healthcare community, enrich professional development, and deliver compassionate and culturally humble care.

About the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Learn about our dedicated, diverse group of members who meet monthly and participate in a wide array of activities working toward a more just and equitable world.

Frances J. Bonner Award

The Frances J. Bonner, MD Award was established in 2010 by the Mass General Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in order to promote diversity and inclusion.


See what events are in the works and what types of activities we have hosted in the past.

Support Psychiatry at Mass General

For 80 years we've provided the highest quality patient care, conducted pioneering research and educated professionals in the field.

Training the Next Generation of Leaders in Psychiatry

Find information on psychiatry residencies, fellowships and other continuing medical education opportunities.


Over 60 specialty psychiatry clinical and research programs

We provide care for patients of any age throughout the lifespan.

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Members of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging is open to all members of our department and includes staff, trainees and faculty in the Mass General Department of Psychiatry.

Advisors to the Center

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Maurizio Fava, MD
Gregory Fricchione, MD
John Herman, MD
Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD
Felicia Smith, MD

Publications from the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The following books were written and edited by members of the Department of Psychiatry's Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

Sociocultural Issues in Psychiatry
Editors: Nhi-Ha T. Trinh and Justin A. Chen
Focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of cultural psychiatry and developing in clinicians the ability to translate theory into practice across contexts and populations.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health
Editor: Ranna Parekh and Nhi-Ha T. Trinh
This textbook incorporates information on cultural diversity training information for health care providers, clinical interviewing techniques and effective strategies to use in difficult conversations.

Stigma and Prejudice: Touchstones in Understanding Diversity in Healthcare
Editors: Ranna Parekh and Ed W. Childs
A comprehensive overview of the forms of prejudice and stigma associated with minority status and detailed explanations of the culturally sensitive assessments and treatments necessary to manage forms of prejudice and stigma in patients with mental illness.

Cultural Sensitivity in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Mass General Psychiatry Academy
Editors: Ranna Parekh, MD, MPH, Tristan Gorrindo, MD, and David H. Rubin, MD
Insights to help explain the many cultural influences on mental health and wellness in young people, including race and ethnicity, genes, religion, community, gender and sexuality.

Racism and Psychiatry: Contemporary Issues and Interventions
Editors: Morgan M. Medlock, MD, MDiv, MPH, Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH, Nhi-Ha T. Trinh, MD, MPH, David R. Williams, PhD, MPH
This book addresses the unique sociocultural and historical systems of oppression that have alienated African-American and other racial minority patients within the mental healthcare system.

Pioneering Psychiatry Research

The integration of patient care and clinical research has been a hallmark of the Department of Psychiatry for more than 30 years. Today, the department has the largest clinical research program in the hospital, with studies at the forefront of neuroscience, molecular biology and genetics.