Thursday, October 20, 2022
12:00–1:30 p.m. ET


Structural inequities across social institutions such as education, healthcare, and the workforce, for example, have impacted the mental health of Black communities. This event will feature a conversation among experts who will discuss mental health challenges among Black communities across the lifespan, including intersections of spirituality and gender.

Tabbye Chavous, vice provost for equity & inclusion and chief diversity officer, will provide framing remarks. The panel conversation will be moderated by Elizabeth R. Cole, director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID).

This event is sponsored by the NCID’s Anti-Racism Collaborative.

Introductory Remarks

Dr. Tabbye Chavous

Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer;  Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education at the University of Michigan


Dr. Elizabeth R. Cole

Director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies; Psychology; and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan


Lauren Leigh Brown

Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy at San Diego State University

Seanna Leath

Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis

Carmen McCallum

Associate Professor of Leadership and Counseling, and Director of the McNairs Scholars Program at Eastern Michigan University

Christina Morton

Associate Director of the Program on Intergroup Relations at the University of Michigan