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Annelle Primm - February 02, 2009

Annelle Primm

Director of Minority and National Affairs, American Psychiatric Association and Associate; Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

"Red, White, Black, and Blue: Race, Culture, and Mental Health in America"

8:00 PM Monday, February 02, 2009
University Theatre

Dr. Primm is a nationally recognized expert on cultural issues in psychiatry, particularly the effects of racism on the psychological well-being of its victims, and on co-occurring psychiatric illness and substance abuse. In addition to her scholarly work, she served for eleven years as the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Program. In this community health center, she witnessed at first-hand some of the ravages of mind and body inflicted on the medically underserved populations in the United States.

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"Mental Health Matters for the Nation and Montana"

3:10 PM Monday, February 02, 2009
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Dr. Annelle Primm. A graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College and Howard University College of Medicine, she completed her residency in Psychiatry, fellowship in Social and Community Psychiatry, and Master's of Public Health degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. From 1993 to 2004, she served as the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Program, a community mental health center, where she developed and oversaw a variety of mental health services for adults. She is a nationally recognized expert on cultural issues in psychiatry, particularly the effects of racism on the psychological well-being of its victims, and on co-occurring psychiatric illness and substance abuse. She has written and lectured widely on these topics. Dr. Primm has been a leader in collaborative public educational outreach and mental health screening initiatives for medically underserved populations. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, and currently serves as Vice President of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. She also currently serves as the Vice President for Public Education of the Mental Health Association of Maryland, an affiliate of the National Mental Health Association. Among her honors are the 2001 Maryland Schizophrenia Award and the Career Communications, Inc. Women of Color in Science and Technology Emerald Award for Medical Education in 2003.