Greetings from Connecticut Psychological Association’s Diversity Committee, Ethnic Diversity Task Force, and Student Division!
Our next “Leadership Development Program for Graduate Students-of-Color” is Monday, December 14th from 7:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time.
Our speaker, Dr. Derrick Gordon, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section) at Yale University School of Medicine, is the Director of the Program on Male Development in the Division of Prevention and Community Research of the Department of Psychiatry, and is a Core scientist in the Community Research Core of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). Dr. Gordon has considerable experience in intervention and prevention development having served as an investigator on several federal, NIH, and state funded projects and studies focused on those factors that either support or undermine men transitioning from prison back to the community; the engagement of low-income, non-custodial fathers; the identification and service of adolescent fathers committed to child protection services; and men mandated to batterer intervention groups in the community. He is currently a co-investigator and a minority supplement recipient on an NIH funded project that examines the STI risk of heterosexual young men to their pregnant female partners. As part of his supplement, Dr. Gordon is interested in understanding how the young men use preventive health care services and the factors that either facilitate or inhibit their access. Dr. Gordon’s work with men has and continues to focus on increasing the health of men and their positive involvement in family and community life. In his mentorship role, pre- and post doctoral fellows get to explore with Dr. Gordon how issues like adolescent fatherhood, low income fatherhood status, transitioning from prison to the community, and men’s access and use of health care services impact their efforts to be healthy community members. Overall Dr. Gordon in his research seeks to identify those factors that enhance the access and use of preventive and indicated health care services by men on the “fringes.”
Zoom meeting information:
Topic: CPA: Leadership Development for Graduate Students of Color
Time: Dec 14, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 863 5568 9510
We also have speakers lined up for the months of January and February. Be sure to mark your calendars! Additional information will be shared about the event topics in the future.
Tuesday, January 26th from 7:00-8:30pm EST: Dr. Michael Awad and Dr. Valeria Martinez-Kaigi
Monday, February 22nd from 7:00-8:30pm EST: Dr. Janan Wyatt and Dr. Gifty Ampadu
These meetings are free events, and the program is a safe space dedicated for Graduate Students of Color. Feel free to invite friends and colleagues who identify as BIPOC.