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Towards Equitable Design: What We Know and Need to Address about Mental Health Prevention and Promotion among #blackboysandmen
February 21st @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
On Wednesday, February 21st, 2024, from 1-1:50 PM in FXB G12 or online, please join us for a seminar with Dr. Kofoworola Williams, Assistant Professor of Community Health and Prevention at Drexel University.
Suicide-related behavior and completion rates among young Black men are at an alarming rate, making their mental health prevention a critical area of public health focus. In this discussion, Dr. Williams will talk about the current state of mental health literature from a digital equity and intervention lens, pulling in some of her early and recent work and rounding it out with a “where do we go next.” It is imperative that we further work that is appropriate and human-centered in addressing the systemic and structural barriers not only impacting mental health risk among young, Black men but also their engagement with prevention efforts.
Dr. Kofoworola D.A. Williams is a social and behavioral scientist and mental health disparities investigator with an extensive background in public health and health behavior change theory. She now serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at Dornsife School of Public Health as part of the Drexel FIRST (Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation) program.