41 minutes | Aug 5, 2020

36: Ayana Jordan on Mental Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Ayana Jordan, M.D., Ph.D., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss disparities in initiation of and engagement in mental health care among persons from racial-ethnic minority groups. This topic formed the basis of an Editor's Choice collection assembled by Dr. Jordan. Dr. Jordan is the associate program director of the adult psychiatry training program and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. She also is a member of the Psychiatric Services Early-Career Psychiatrist Advisory Committee. Dr. Jordan's career interests [2:11] Development of the Editor's Choice collection on mental health disparities by race and ethnicity of adults [6:44] Dr. Jordan's perspectives in the area of mental health disparities [10:50] Dr. Dixon's statement on racism and creation of an advisory group to address racism as it relates to the journal [17:37] Dr. Jordan's plans to update the Editor's Choice collection [20:21] Dr. Berezin's take on the Editor's Choice collection [23:08] How health care systems can engage with policy, historical, and structural issues involving racism [24:37] Interventions required to address racism in health care and in scientific research [28:33] How funding priorities in scientific research affect racism [36:16] Final thoughts on the subject [38:38] Subscribe to the podcast here. Check out Editor's Choice, a set of curated collections from the rich resource of articles published in the journal. Sign up to receive notification of new Editor's Choice collections. Browse other articles on our web site. Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it wherever you listen to it. Listen to other podcasts produced by the American Psychiatric Association. Follow the journal on Twitter. E-mail us at psjournal@psych.org
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