Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity
Learn about our dedicated, diverse group of members who meet monthly and participate in a wide array of activities.
The Frances J. Bonner, MD Award was established in 2010 by the Mass General Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Diversity in order to promote diversity and inclusion.
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History of the Center for Diversity
Find out how the formation of a Department of Psychiatry Diversity Committee was inspired by the creation of a hospital-wide Diversity Committee.
Psychiatry Visiting Day Speaks to LGBTQ Challenges
Alex S. Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, MPH, and Aude Henin, PhD, underscored the need for ongoing support of LGBTQ individuals in a talk on “Understanding and Caring for the Mental Health of LGBTQ Individuals.”
- Department of Psychiatry
- Department of Psychiatry
- Director, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity
- Director of Multicultural Studies and Director of Clinical Services, MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP)
- Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director, Holmes Society, Harvard Medical School (HMS)
Members of the Center for Diversity
The Center for Diversity is open to any member of the Department of Psychiatry. Presently, the center includes both active members and affiliates.
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Scott Beach, MD
Noor Beckwith, MD
Rahel Bosson, MD
Katia Canenguez, PhD
Justin Chen, MD, MPH
Mariejose Dorvilier, LICSW
Lisa DuBreuil, LICSW
Anne Emerich, MD
Vee Faller, MD
Michael Hanau, MD
Rachel Zack Ishikawa, PhD
Erica Long, MDiv
Jessica McCurley, PhD, MPH
Michal McDowell, MD
Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, MD
Sheila O'Keefe, EdD
Maeve O’Neill, MD
Ariel Otero, MD
Nadia Quijije, MD
Derri Shtasel, MD
Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD
Aisha Usmani, Ph.D
Ricardo Vela, MD
Deborah Washington, RN
Soo Youn, PhD
Advisors to the Center
Maurizio Fava, MD
Gregory Fricchione, MD
John Herman, MD
Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD
Felicia Smith, MD
Publications from the Center for Diversity
The following books were written and edited by members of the Department of Psychiatry's Center for Diversity.
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.