Wendy Stanyon, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Researching new methods to promote a better understanding of mental illness

Enhancing Mental Health Literacy Facilitating Mental Health/Illness Awareness Simulation Training and Education On Mental Health Issues in the Community Mindfulness

Lauren Mizock, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Psychopathology; transgender mental health care; psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery; size acceptance; culturally relevant pedagogy

Legal Ethical and Professional Practice Psychopathology Humanistic and Existential Theory / Therapy Women's Mental Health Serious Mental Illness

Jonathan M. Metzl

Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society · Vanderbilt University

World-renowned expert on gun violence and mental illness, white identity politics and race and health.

Mass shootings Mental Health Guns in America Guns and Mental Illness Race, Gender and Social Justice in Healthcare

Benjamin Henwood

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Expert on housing and integrative support for homeless individuals

Serious Mental Illness Housing First, homelessness, permanent supportive housing Integrated behavioral and primary healthcare

Farha Abbasi

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry · Michigan State University

Expert on cultural psychiatry, Muslim issues related to mental health

Psychiatry Cultural Psychiatry Mental Health Issues Within The Islamic Community Mental Health Muslim American Community

Holly Oxhandler, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Assistant Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University

Oxhandler studies how to ethically & effectively assess and discuss clients’ religion/spirituality within health and mental health treatment

Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Practice Evidence-Based Practice Process Scale Development Mental Health (primarily Anxiety and Depression) Mentoring and Professional Development

Shanti Fernando, PhD

Associate Professor and Political Science Program Director, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Political expert stems cycle of inequity and inequality through community and policy development

Anti-Poverty and Social Support Policies Canadian Politics Community Development Critical Disability Policy Democratic Theory

Corinne Kyriacou

Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Kyriacou studies public health challenges for the chronically ill. She was the Master of Public Health Program's founding director.

Health Care System Organization, Financing, Delivery and Reform Health and Aging Policy Public Health Leadership Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Community Health Programs Integrated Care

Ashley Mehrer Shope

Assistant Vice President, Product & Market Development · Unum

Ashley specializes in disability insurance and other types of supplemental insurance purchased through the workplace

Voluntary Benefits Hospital Insurance Accident Insurance Short-Term Disability Insurance Short-Term Disability

Alyson E. King, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director, Community Development and Policy Studies, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Developing pathways to a positive educational experience for underrepresented students

Academic Integrity Canadian History Women's History Literacy in the Knowledge Economy

Toba Bryant, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Social scientist urges improved employment and housing policies to enhance health and social well-being

Social Determinants of Health Health and Social Policy Change Women's Health Income Housing

Alana Holmes, Ph. D., C. Psych.

Psychologist · Cambrian College

Dr. Holmes specializes in child mental health and post-secondary learning disabilities and associated disorders.

Clinical Psychology Mental Health Mental Illness Post-Secondary Learning Disabilities School Psychology

Douglas J. Casa, Ph.D.

CEO-Korey Stringer Institute, Professor Department of Kinesiology · University of Connecticut

Focused on prevention of sudden death in sport, exertional heat stroke, wearable technologies, hydration, and performance in the heat

Athletic Training Thermoregulation Exercise & Heat Heat Stroke Preventing Sudden Death

Roni Sue Cross

Student Support Advisor · Cambrian College

Roni Sue works to de-stigmatize mental illness and advises students in need. She is a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer.

Mental Health Awareness Student Development Employment Counselling

Prof. Martin Knapp

Professor of Social Policy · Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics

Professor Knapp's research focuses on dementia, mental health, autism, long-term social care, and often incorporates economic perspectives

Long Term Care Dementia Community Care Policy Health Economics Health Policy

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Founding Editor and Writer · Ms. Magazine

Writer, lecturer, social justice activist, and the author of ten books—nine non-fiction works and one novel.

Illness Friendship Cancer Aging Jewish Interest

Ronald Manderscheid

Adjunct Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Ron Manderscheid serves as executive director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors

Substance use Mental Health

John Brekke

Frances G. Larson Professor of Social Work Research Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Professor of research and clinical courses in the MSW program and PhD courses on treatment outcome research and research grant writing.

Treatment Outcome Research Mental Health Healthy Aging Grant Writing

Debra Bendell Estroff, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Developmental issues associated with aspects of anxiety and depression; chronic illness and emotional regulation.

Developmental Psychology Child Clinical Psychology Research Design Psychopathology Psychology Pain Management

Donna Lister

Chair of the Department of Nursing · Southern Utah University

Specializing in nursing education and educational processes, rural health and current issues in nursing and health care.

Nursing and Health Care Long Term Health Care Historical Evolution of Nursing Coping with Acute and Chronic Illness Legal, Ethical and Moral Isssues in Health Care

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