Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Changing Minds & Advancing Lines: Why We Must Keep Pushing for Mental Health Equity

Date and Time

February 20, 2024
2:00–3:00 p.m. ET


Portrait of Daniel E. Dawes, J.D.

Throughout this lecture, Daniel E. Dawes, J.D. , will discover the essential hyperlink between psychological well being and systemic well being by means of the lens of fairness and talk about how we are able to study from and restore previous points to attain psychological well being fairness shifting ahead. As David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., the sixteenth Surgeon Basic of the USA, concluded, “there is no such thing as a well being with out psychological well being .” And there’s no well being fairness with out psychological well being fairness.

Impressed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s method to tackling the basis causes of societal points, Dr. Dawes will give attention to wanting upstream on the elementary determinants of psychological well being inequities. This presentation will delve into the advanced historic and modern causes behind rising psychological well being issues and racial disparities in psychological well being and discover methods to make sure psychological well being fairness for everybody within the U.S.

About Daniel E. Dawes, J.D.

Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., is a well being fairness and coverage professional, educator, and researcher who presently serves as senior vp and govt director of the Institute of International Public Well being at Meharry Medical Faculty. Dawes can also be the founding dean of the College of International Public Well being at Meharry Medical Faculty, the primary college of public well being at a traditionally black establishment.

He beforehand served as vp and govt director of the Satcher Well being Management Institute at Morehouse College of Medication. A trailblazer and nationally revered voice within the well being fairness motion, his scholarship, and management, significantly the revolutionary political determinants of well being framework that he pioneered, have resulted in elevated insurance policies and legal guidelines prioritizing well being fairness.

Concerning the Director’s Innovation Speaker Collection

NIMH established the Director’s Innovation Speaker Collection to encourage broad, interdisciplinary pondering in growing scientific initiatives and applications and to press for theoretical leaps in science over the continuation of incremental thought. Innovation audio system are inspired to explain their work from the angle of breaking by means of present boundaries and growing profitable new concepts, in addition to working exterior their major space of experience in ways in which have pushed their fields ahead. We encourage discussions of the that means of innovation, creativity, breakthroughs, and paradigm-shifting.

Sponsored by

Division of Extramural Actions


This occasion is free, however you have to register to attend .


Extra data

Closed captioning and an indication language interpreter might be supplied for this occasion.

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