August 31 – 6:00 PM – Toronto. Dr. Benjamin Druss, a specialist in improving the physical health of individuals with serious mental illness will be coming to Toronto on August 31st, 2011 to do a free evening talk. This talk is focused on individuals working in the primary care field.
As the first Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health at Emory University, Dr . Druss is working to build linkages between mental health, general medical health, and public health . He works closely with Carter Center Mental Health Program, where he is a member of the Mental Health Task Force and Journalism Task Force. He has been a member of two Institute of Medicine Committees, and has served as an expert consultant to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administra tion, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Assistant Secre tary for Planning and Evaluation.
Dr. Druss’s research focuses on improving physical health and healthcare among persons with serious mental disorders . He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles on this and related topics, including the first randomized trial of an intervention to improve medical care in this population in 2001 . His research is funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Re search, and he serves as a standing member of an NIMH study section . He has received a number of national awards for his work, including the American Psychiatric Association Early Ca reer Health Services Research Award, the AcademyHealth Arti cle-of-the-Year Award, and the AcademyHealth Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award.
Event takes place Aug.31, 2011 @ 6 PM at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. W. Toronto.