19 SEPTEMBER 2017 / SNF Brain Insight Lecture at The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University by Dr. Sidney Hankerson

On Monday, September 18th, Dr. Sidney Hankerson discussed an innovative, community-focused approach to delivering mental health services as part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series at Columbia University.

The lecture, titled “Writing a New Story Together: Confronting Mental Health Disparities with Community Partnerships”, delved into Dr. Hankerson’s efforts to create a coalition of community leaders and academicians focused on transforming trusted community settings into therapeutic spaces for people with mental health problems.

Dr. Sidney Hankerson is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical center. His research and clinical work are focused on increasing access to mental health treatment for under-served groups.

This lecture was part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series, offered free to the public to enhance understanding of the biology of the mind and the complexity of human behavior. The lectures are hosted by Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.