Cultural Factors in Neuropsychiatric Disease: An Interdisciplinary Analysis

This event will bring together experts from diverse fields including medical anthropology, social sciences, psychiatry and neuroscience.

Cultural Factors in Neuropsychiatric Disease: An Interdisciplinary Analysis

This event will bring together experts from diverse fields including medical anthropology, social sciences, psychiatry and neuroscience. The objective of this workshop is to identify gaps in research and patient care and raise awareness to the many cross-cultural perspectives of neuropsychiatric disease within America, cross-culturally and globally.

The areas of focus and speakers for the workshop will include the following:

  • "Autism, Stigma, and Disability: Shifting Historical Terrain" by Roy Richard Grinker, PhD: Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at the George Washington University and director of the George Washington University Institute for Ethnographic Research
  • "How culture shapes the mind: Brain plasticity and the diversity of mentality" by Shinobu Kitayama, PhD: Robert B. Zajonc Collegiate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan; Fellow, Russell Sage Foundation, New York
  • Brandon Kohrt, MD/PhD: GWU Charles and Sonia Akman Professor of Global Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Anthropology
  • "Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis" by Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD: Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University
  • "Neuropsychiatric Disorders: The Influence of Culture" by Cheri L. Marmarosh, PhD: Associate Professor, Professional Psychology Program, Clinical Present Psychology
  • Anna E. Ordóñez, MD, MAS: Psychiatrist, Deputy Director, NIMH Office of Clinical Research (OCR)
  • "The Indispensability of Patient Testimonies for Objectivity in Psychiatry" by Şerife Tekin, PhD: Assistant Professor University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Philosophy and Classics

The workshop is free and open to the public. If you are interested in interacting with participants and engaging in discussions during the meeting, please join us!

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