Campus Calendar

Feb 7

Convocation: Alfiee Breland-Noble

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Mental health expert Alfiee Breland-Noble describes the disparities experienced by youth of color.

Friday, February 7th, 2020
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel

Alfiee Breland-Noble is a seasoned researcher in mental health disparities, expert in translating complex scientific concepts into optimal mental health practices for youth, families and communities.  She is the director of The AAKOMA (African American Knowledge Optimized for Mindfully-Healthy Adolescents) Project and associate professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University. She is an adolescent mental health disparities researcher whose work includes youth, caregivers, families, and communities. Breland-Noble’s areas of research and clinical expertise include reducing disparities in depression treatment utilization and outcomes, community-based participatory research (CBPR), and faith-based health promotion. She is also an expert in developing and disseminating culturally relevant, patient-focused methods for engaging underserved patients in research to improve the cultural relevance of the mental healthcare evidence base.  Known nationally as a gifted scientist, public speaker and author, Breland-Noble has been featured on national television (A & E TV, PBS NewsHour and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt) and via radio, podcasts and other media. She also consults frequently with K-12 public and independent schools, community-based organizations, colleges and universities, and nonprofit and professional.  She provides an academic framework for how we speak about mental health. In order to break the stigma, we must continue to talk about mental health and challenge the disparities in the field. 

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