Past Event

Clinical Health Justice: Mental Health Equity and Cultural Intersectionality in the Age of #AsianHate, Transphobia, Racism, and Model Minority

May 10, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Hutong New York, 731 Lexington Ave

Juliette Han, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Cambrian BioPharma; Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School

Warren Y. K. Ng, President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent (AACAP); Medical Director, NYP/CUIMC; Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia VP&S

Lien-Hang Nguyen, Dorothy Borg Chair in the History of the United States and East Asia; Director, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Adrian Jacques Ambrose, Senior Medical Director, CUIMC; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia VP&S


Presentations & Group Discussion:
Mental health challenges for the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community:
- Model minority, bamboo ceiling, "double minority," especially for minority women
- Recent explosion in Asian-related hate crimes (339% increase in the US in 2022)
- Racism, transphobia, and LGBTQ+ intersectionality
- Historical context in the US (e.g. Vietnam War, EO 9066, Chinese Exclusion Act) in discrimination and generational trauma

All participants will also be trained in opioid overdose prevention to empower us to be change agents in fighting the health inequity of the Opioid Epidemic.

This event is free for all Columbia affiliates. A full course dinner and desserts will be served! We'll also surprise gifts and goodies for lucky participants! Please bring your appetite (for food and discussion) and learn about Mental Health Equity and Clinical Justice!

Organized by the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and cosponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.