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Southeast ATTC: Implicit Racial Bias and Microaggression as they Relate Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery including SUDs
August 5, 2020

 

 

SATTC Ask the Expert (July Session: Implicit Racial Bias and Microaggression as they Relate Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery including SUDs)

- Dr. Nzinga A. Harrison

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Resources Mentioned:

  • KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION  - REPOSITORY ON HEALTH DISPARITIES

  • Patricia G. Devine, Patrick S. Forscher, Anthony J. Austin, and William T. L. Cox.  J Exp Soc Psychol. 2012 Nov; 48(6): 1267–1278. Long-term reduction in implicit race bias: A prejudice habit-breaking intervention  

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A well-respected physician and educator, Dr. Harrison is the CoFounder and Chief Medical Officer for Eleanor Health, an innovative provider of comprehensive treatment for opioid and other substance use disorders. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology with Spanish and Chemistry minors at Howard University, completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and General Psychiatry Residency at Emory University. She is Board-Certified in both Adult General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and has spent her career treating individuals with Serious Persistent Mental Illness and Addictive Diseases. Currently, she holds adjunct faculty appointment at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and provides expert consultant services to the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center. She is Co-Founder of Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform, Inc. and Campaign Psychiatrist for Let’s Get Mentally Fit, a public education and stigma-reduction campaign.