We Need to Do Something About Mental Illness...But it Won't Stop Mass Shootings

PGA Fall 2019 Speaker

Carmela Epright

The Psychology Graduate Association is a graduate student organization that seeks to enrich the psychology community by hosting social, educational and informative events that bridge the psychology disciplines. We are hosting our inaugural visiting speaker next month and would like to invite interested students across disciplines. Our speaker is Carmela Epright, who is a Professor of Philosophy at Furman University and a Clinical Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, SC.

M. Carmela Epright is a Professor of Philosophy at Furman University, a Clinical Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, SC and a Clinical Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville, SC. She has served as the inaugural McDowell Fellow in Philosophy and Social Policy at American University, as a visiting scholar to the Medical University of South Carolina, The University of South Carolina Medical School’s Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and to the Institute for Applied Ethics at Dartmouth College. Dr. Epright received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy and an M.A. in Applied Ethics from Loyola University, Chicago. In addition to her work as a professor, Dr. Epright serves as a clinical ethicist and ethics consultant to numerous medical entities, including the South Carolina Medical Association, the Medical University of South Carolina, and both branches of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Greenville and Columbia). Her current research focuses upon the evaluation and treatment of the criminally mentally ill, mental illness and mass shootings, human rights issues as they relate to persons with mental illnesses, and behavioral genetics, epigenetics, and social justice.

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