Director’s Innovation Speaker Collection: Altering Minds & Advancing Strains: Why We Should Hold Pushing for Psychological Well being Fairness

Date and Time

February 20, 2024
2:00–3:00 p.m. ET


Portrait of Daniel E. Dawes, J.D.

Throughout this lecture, Daniel E. Dawes, J.D. , will discover the essential hyperlink between psychological well being and systemic well being by means of the lens of fairness and focus on how we will be taught from and restore previous points to attain psychological well being fairness shifting ahead. As David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., the sixteenth Surgeon Common of the US, concluded, “there isn’t a well being with out psychological well being .” And there’s no well being fairness with out psychological well being fairness.

Impressed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s method to tackling the basis causes of societal points, Dr. Dawes will concentrate on wanting upstream on the basic determinants of psychological well being inequities. This presentation will delve into the complicated historic and modern causes behind rising psychological well being issues and racial disparities in psychological well being and discover methods to make sure psychological well being fairness for everybody within the U.S.

About Daniel E. Dawes, J.D.

Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., is a well being fairness and coverage professional, educator, and researcher who presently serves as senior vice chairman and government director of the Institute of International Public Well being at Meharry Medical Faculty. Dawes can be the founding dean of the Faculty of International Public Well being at Meharry Medical Faculty, the primary college of public well being at a traditionally black establishment.

He beforehand served as vice chairman and government director of the Satcher Well being Management Institute at Morehouse Faculty of Drugs. A trailblazer and nationally revered voice within the well being fairness motion, his scholarship, and management, significantly the progressive political determinants of well being framework that he pioneered, have resulted in elevated insurance policies and legal guidelines prioritizing well being fairness.

In regards to the Director’s Innovation Speaker Collection

NIMH established the Director’s Innovation Speaker Collection to encourage broad, interdisciplinary pondering in growing scientific initiatives and applications and to press for theoretical leaps in science over the continuation of incremental thought. Innovation audio system are inspired to explain their work from the angle of breaking by means of current boundaries and growing profitable new concepts, in addition to working exterior their main space of experience in ways in which have pushed their fields ahead. We encourage discussions of the that means of innovation, creativity, breakthroughs, and paradigm-shifting.

Sponsored by

Division of Extramural Actions


This occasion is free, however you will need to register to attend .


Extra info

Closed captioning and an indication language interpreter will likely be supplied for this occasion.


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